Wisconsin Historical Society | Madeline Island Museum
La Pointe, Wisconsin
The Madeline Island Museum celebrates all of the cultures who have called the island home. The Ojibwe and other tribes made their home on Madeline Island, the largest of the Apostle Islands, for hundreds of years before European contact and also one of the earliest areas of European exploration and settlement in the interior of North America, serving as a post for the fur trade, commercial fishing, and missionary activities. Bella and Leo Capser opened the Madeline Island Museum in 1958, and their original collection of artifacts documenting the island’s history can still be seen.
Wisconsin Historical Society | Black Point Estate & Gardens
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Visiting Black Point Estate & Gardens feels like stepping back into a 19th-century dinner party, as visitors enjoy the cool lake breezes on the mansion’s veranda, sip Seipp beer, and hear the soothing sounds of the 1911 Chickering piano. After a 45-minute scenic boat tour of beautiful Geneva Lake, visitors arrive at the expansive and elegant estate, spanning eight acres of land and 620 feet of undisturbed shoreline. The jewel of the experience is a 90-minute tour of the first two floors of the Queen Anne-style mansion that includes 20 rooms. Black Point is a rare time capsule that spans Wisconsin history.
Wisconsin Historical Society | Wisconsin Historical Museum
Located at the top of State Street on Wisconsin’s Capitol Square in Madison, the new 100,000-square-foot history center will more than double exhibition space of the previous museum, welcome 200,000 guests annually and double the number of students served to 60,000. Currently, visitors can access the Museum Store to shop some of the history of Wisconsin and find unique items that are sure to delight visitors of all ages, including books, home decor, jewelry, clothing, toys, and much more.