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The Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Museum

an institution devoted to the the acquisition, preservation, and dissemination of materials and information relating to the history and heritage of canoe building, canoes, and canoeing. Our exhibit hall features displays comprised of canoes and canoe related ephemera from the collection of Jill Weber Dean and Jeff Dean. This eclectic assemblage of more.

News and Upcoming Events...

Upper Great Lakes Regional Canoe Assembly

Thurs-Sat, Aug 24-26, 2017, Spooner & Shell Lake WI

Find out more on our UGLRC Assembly page.

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     Find information about the upcoming Canoe & Wooden Boat Show on May 27, including downloadable booth registration materials,on our Heritage Day page. Find information about upcoming presentationsd and classes on our Upcoming Events page. Find information about starting your own shop project, including downloadable foms and instructions, on our Canoe Shop page. Find information about becoming a member and helping to preserve our North American canoe heritage on our Membership Page.

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Exhibit Hall Hours

The WCHM exhibit hall will open for the 2017 summer season on Saturday May 27th with our grand opening celebration Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Day. After that our regular summer exhibit hall hours will be:

May 28 - Sept 4
Wednesday thru Saturday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sundays & Holidays 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

September 9 - 30
Saturdays 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
& Sundays 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

We are also happy to open by appointment for groups or individuals, call Jed at 715-635-2479 or email
to arrange a visit. We hope to see you soon.

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    In one exciting week you and a partner can build your own a skin-on-frame Greenland Kayak with Robert Morris (he...

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Exhibit Hall Admission Policy

The WCHM wants to be accessible to people from all walks of life, so we have a suggested admission donation policy of $4 for adults, $2 for teens, and kids free. We will gladly accept additional donations from visitors, or none at all. Admissions dfonations are, however, an important part of our annual budget and are very much appreciated, as are gift store purchases.