Lightkeeper's House Museum
MUSEUM HOURS:
Fri. 1-4 pm, Sat. 10 am-2 pm
RESEARCH: weekday appt.


 

Lightkeeper's House Museum

Stop in for a Visit to the forner Lighthouse Keeper's Residence, built in 1896 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places
 
 
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DOG SLEDS, SNOWSHOES, WINTER WORK AND PLAY OPEN THROUGH 2016


  • Dog sleds built by Hovland trapper Mike West 
  • Trapping artifacts
  • Snowshoes built by John Beargrease and the history of this legendary mail-carrier
  • Dog sled racing memorabilia
  • Learn how Devil Track got its name
"Click here" to veiw more pictures of winter activities.
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BY WAY OF WATER: OUR HISTORY WITH LAKE SUPERIOR
Before a highway made the North Shore accessible to automobiles, people came to Cook County by boat. “By Way of Water: Our History with Lake Superior” is the latest exhibit at the Cook County Historical Museum. It shares the story of how the lake shaped the people and communities of this region. Come to the Museum starting the week of Fishermen’s Picnic (July 29-August 2) to learn about: Grand Marais Harbor and East Bay as ideal locations for settlement, the docks that steamships visited regularly, the shipwrecks America and Stranger, the United States Coast Guard, and the people and boats that passed through Cook County! Featured in the exhibit are the Fresnel Lens from the Grand Marais Lighthouse; the wheel from the S.S. America; multimedia stories about Isle Royale, heroic fishermen, and the lighthouse keeper’s family; and wonderful local art depicting a time when life depended on the Big Lake. 


To Learn more: 
http://www.wtip.org/drupal/content/new-way-water-exhibit-cook-county-historical-museum-features-artifacts-multimedia-displays-a

OTHER EXHIBITS CLICK BELOW:

Dog Sleds, Snowshoes and Trapping
Civilian Conservation Corps
Music History



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