Forest History Association Of Wisconsin

Educating the citizens of Wisconsin on the history and importance of our forests in the continued growth of our state.

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Upcoming Webinars

Northwoods Forest History Museum

Wednesday, August 17 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Zoom Webinar

Discover how forestry advocates are collaborating to create the Northwoods Forest History Museum. DNR, Manitowish Waters Historical Society, North Lakeland Discovery Center, Youth Conservation Corps Alumni, and folks who prize our amazing forests are leading the museum project. In this presentation learn about the museum’s design and exhibit spaces including the digital display extensions for each exhibit that will connect visitors with other forestry destinations across the Northwoods.

Presented by Jim Bokern : Jim Bokern began teaching History at Oconto High School in 1981 and in 1986 took the initiative to pursue his Master’s Degree in History at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. His thesis, History and the Primary Canoe Routes of the Six Bands of Chippewa from the Lac Du Flambeau District expanded Bokern’s interests in Native American culture. Bokern moved to a large high school in Marshfield, Wisconsin 1988, teaching AP US History, AP US Government, AP Comparative Government, team teaching with AP English Language and leading the AP program at Marshfield High School until his retirement in 2015. Bokern also has led two archeological surveys on the Manitowish Waters Chain of Lakes, co-developed the Digital Time Traveler Program at the North Lakeland Discovery Center, worked as project historian on two grants with the Lac Du Flambeau Historic Preservation Office, documented the historically significant 6 Pause Portage in Iron County, and continues active cultural research in the Lakeland area while serving as the President of the Manitowish Waters Historical Society.

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Featured Collection

Menominee Logging Camp

The whole family will enjoy a trip through the largest and most complete logging museum in the United States. Guides are available to explain the many old logging artifacts as you tour the bunk-house, cook shanty, wood butcher’s shop, blacksmith shop, saw filer’s shack, horse barn, and old time camp office. Located on the Wild Wolf River at Grignon Rapids just below the famous Keshena Falls, the seven log buildings of the complex will bring back the roaring times of the earliest days of Wisconsin’s first industry , logging. Located in Keshena , Wisconsin.