Washburn County Historical Museum - Shell Lake

102 W 2nd Ave.
Shell Lake, WI 54871

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The Washburn County Historical Museum depicts the last 150 years of Washburn County, including the St. John's Lutheran Church, built in 1888; the former parsonage, now called the Annex, built in 1896; the Beaver Brook School Museum; and the Sky Watch Hut used during World War II. Featured items include early photos of Washburn County, antique toys, phones, hotel ledger, clothes, linens, and war memorabilia. This historical complex also houses period rooms, including a late 1800's farmer's bedroom, kitchen and rooms with farming and logging tools.



Hours of Operation:

Fridays and Saturdays from Memorial Day-Labor Day, 11a.m.-4p.m.

Open Thursdays by appointment in the off season.

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