“Traditions and Transformation - Celebrating Ojibwe Art and Lifeways”

LaPointe, Wisconsin (ICC) 6-08

On Saturday and Sunday, June 28-29, 2008 the Madeline Island Museum will host seven master indigenous artists demonstrating traditional arts and crafts including black ash basketry, porcupine quillwork, birch bark biting, beadwork, birch bark basketry, and pouch making and many will have work for sale. Ojibwe musician, Michael Charette will perform traditional flute music during the weekend as well. This special weekend event is part of the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Madeline Island Museum.

Madeline Island, historically the spiritual home of the Ojibwa people, became an important fur-trading center for the French in the late 1600s. Over the next three centuries the island would also see the arrival of missionaries, loggers, fishermen, boat-builders and coopers, miners and by the 1890s, tourists and summer cottagers. In the original historic log museum building and newer Capser Center, you'll have an opportunity to explore this fascinating story through a lively musical orientation program, changing exhibits, a summer lecture series, and interactive programming for kids and families. The museum’s outstanding collection of objects and artifacts illustrates over 300 years of Madeline Island and northern Wisconsin history.


Memorial Day weekend through the first weekend in October. Open daily 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Cost of admission - $5.50 for adults; $2.75 for children ages 6-11; $4.95 for seniors; $15.00 family rate; children under 6 free. Discounted rates available for groups of 12 or more; call the museum to reserve a group tour date. . The Museum is just a short walk from the ferry boat landing. Ferries run regularly from Bayfield, WI to the island.


Accessible to persons with disabilities; tourist information; newly remodeled rest rooms; parking.

For more information call (715) 747-2415, or write P.O. Box 9, La Pointe, WI 54850.


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Web – www.wisconsinhistory.org/madelineisland/