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Exploring Manitowish Waters History

August 16, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Join archaeologists Katie Egan-Bruhy and Mark Bruhy, along with history teachers Jim Bokern and Kay Krans as they share a historical presentation on pre-European contact, American Indians, early logging, railroads, and other stories, all focusing on the Manitowish Waters region.  Katie serves as a vice president of Commonwealth Heritage Group, a company providing historic preservation services throughout the U.S.  Mark spent 30 years with the USDA Forest Service as the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest archaeologist.  Jim is a retired history teacher and has done extensive research on Ojibwa, fur trade, and the 19th century regional histories.  Kay is a retired history teacher and a member of the Manitowish Waters Historical Society.  This program is free and open to the public and will be held at the Discovery Center Main Lodge.

Two other events coming up:

Archaeological History of Manitowish Waters by Pontoon
As you travel by pontoon with the presenters.  Katie and Mark will discuss the pre-European period as well as the impact of logging, and settlement of the Manitowish Waters region.
When:  August 17th 

Exploring the History of Rest Lake by Pontoon
Jim and Kay will be presenting on the robust history of Rest Lake focusing on Ojibwa, pioneer, and early community traditions.
When:  Friday August 18th

Get more info and sign up for these tours at the Koller Memorial Library in Manitowish Waters, or call 725-543-2700.   $30 a ticket 

Sponsored by the Manitowish Waters Historical Society and North Lakeland Discovery Center.


August 16, 2018
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


north lakeland discovery center
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States + Google Map