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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.

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     Find information about our annual Canoe & Wooden Boat Show on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, 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

Our exhibit hall is now closed for the winter season, but you can still arrange a visit by appointment. Contact us at the email or phone number below to make arrangements. The WCHM exhibit hall will be open for the 2019 summer season starting Sat May 25 with our canoe and wooden boat show. Our regular exhibit hall hours will be:

May 26 - Sept 2, 2019
Wednesday thru Saturday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sundays & Holidays 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

September 7-29, 2019
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 us at 715-635-2479 or email
to arrange a visit. We hope to see you soon.

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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.