Madeline Island Museum, La Pointe

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Open Daily 10:00am - 4:00pm May 28 - July 3

Open Daily 10:00am - 5:00pm July 4 - Aug 20

Open 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Aug 21 - Oct 15

The Museum became a Wisconsin Historic Site in the late 1960s when Leo and Bella Capser donated the museum to the Wisconsin Historical Society. In 1991 the endowment established by the Capsers provided the means to add the newer Capser Center. This modern facility houses changing exhibits on island and regional history, an auditorium, a museum store, space for collections storage and exhibit fabrication, and staff offices.

Fifty years after opening, the original Madeline Island Museum looks very much like it did back in 1958, chock-full of fascinating objects and artifacts from one of the richest historical collections in Wisconsin.
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  • The local Great Lakes history was described in the interesting displays, almost like storyboards. Also, the staff were friendly and well informed, open to questions and sharing.  more »
  • We visited the museum for the second time today and we loved it again! It provides a great history of the island and the people that inhabited here over time. There are some great interactive displays...  more »
  • We stopped in while walking through town to duck out of the rain but spent several hours inside learning about life on this island over the centuries. A scavenger hunt helped our 9 year old stay engag...  more »
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  • Wonderful exceptionally helpful staff. Beautiful museum. Looking for info on Ojibwe ancestors and their pictures were on exhibit and books in the shop about them. Wow!!!
  • Miss Museum featured a lot of historical things about the Native Americans who inhabited this area years ago
  • In my opinion, next to the nature on Madeline Island, this museum is the next best thing. Great overview of history and life on the island.
  • Great place to stop on the island
  • interesting. Nice history of the island. Really nice bathroom
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