TEL: 715-543-2700 | Manitowish Waters, WI

FYI – Events Just Keep Comin’

Here are a bunch of our upcoming programs. As always, if you have any questions, feel free to give us a jingle at 715-543-2700.

Children’s Story Hour

When: Wednesday, July 3rd

Where: Frank B. Koller Memorial Library

Time: 10 AM

Enjoy stories and crafts. This is a FREE activity!

Manitowish Waters Historical Society Presents….

Logging Impacts on the Manitowish Waters Area and Land Policies

When: Saturday, July 6th

Time: 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Where: Frank B. Koller Memorial Library, Manitowish Waters

Join us for a free presentation on the logging era. Manitowish Waters was swept-up in the national push for aggressive 19th century logging and land speculation. Learn how river drive logging for pineries, transition into railroad logging for hardwoods that finally led to more modern logging using trucks and tractors. Importantly, logging defined much of the early development of our community and created challenges for early pioneers seeking homesteads and building businesses. Historic maps, journals, articles and pictures will be shared. Presented by Historian, Jim Bokern. Sponsored by the Manitowish Waters Historical Society. This is a FREE program. Refreshments will be served!

Kid’s Program

Activity: Fabulous Frogs!

When: July 10th, 2019

Time: 10AM

Where: Frank B. Koller Memorial Library

The Discovery Center will be here to teach you about the amazing life cycle of the frog, their incredible adaptations, and try to survive our frog obstacle course and even meet some frogs up close! Includes a craft to take home. This is a FREE program

Book Talk and Signing

Old Farm Country Cookbook by Jerry Apps

When: Friday, July 12th, 2019

Where: MW Town Hall

Time: 6pm

Sponsored by the Frank B. Koller Memorial Library, Manitowish Waters

Return to an era when all food was local and farming was a family-run affair with story master Jerry Apps. Together with his daughter, author Susan Apps-Bodilly, they share the farm family food that only Jerry’s mother knew how to make in this warm-hearted, memoir-style cookbook plucked right from Eleanor Apps’s Depression Era recipe box. Inspired by her dishes, Jerry and Susan, take us on a culinary tour of life on the farm during the Depression and World War II. Seasoned with personal stories, menus, and family photos, Old Farm Country Cookbook recalls a time when electricity had not yet

found its way to the farm, when making sauerkraut was a family endeavor, and when homemade ice cream tasted better than anything you could buy at the store. This is a FREE program! No sign-up necessary.

Manitowish Waters Historical Society Presents….

Railroads and Early Commerce Impacting Manitowish Waters

When: Saturday, July 13

Time: 9:30-10:30

Where: Frank B. Koller Memorial Library, Manitowish Waters

Join us for a free presentation on how railroads influenced Manitowish Waters. In the late 1880’s, railroads created new and competing communities in the northwoods that dominated regional commerce. Railroad access to the Manitowish Waters Chain was always limited, lagging compared to other regional communities; but local loggers, resorts, guides and businesses adapted to these challenges. By 1905, the Manitowish Waters chain was accessed by two competing railroads seeking to access the last tracts of virgin timber and support the growing tourist industry. Historic maps, journals, articles, government records and pictures will be used to illustrate how rails changed the northwoods. Presented by Historian, Jim Bokern. Sponsored by the Manitowish Waters Historical Society. This is a FREE program. Refreshments will be served!