Upcoming Events

Kids' Day

Tuesday June 27, 2017 11:00am-04:00pm
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center

Kids’ Day, every Tuesday from June 27 – August 22
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.



Children under age 18 can visit the Museum and Nature Center free of charge.

Chik-Wauk staff will offer a variety of hands-on activities all related to the unique history and nature of the Gunflint Trail, as well as stories, hikes, journal making, and craft projects.

A parent or guardian must accompany children at all times at the nature center.

Donations are appreciated to help with the costs of materials and supplies.



U.S. Forest Service Special Presentation

Tuesday June 27, 2017 02:00pm-03:00pm
Chik-Wauk Nature Center

U.S. Forest Service Presentation

Each Tuesday, U.S. Forest Service naturalists present on a different Northwoods themed topic.

Located in the Chik-Wauk Nature Center.

All programs are free and family friendly





Interpretive Hike

Saturday July 1, 2017 12:30pm-01:30pm
Chik-Wauk Nature Center

Interpretive Hike every Saturday 12:30 - 1:30
Starting June 3 - August 26


Take a hike with the Nature Center Program Director to explore and learn about the natural history of the Gunflint Trail area.

Make sure you wear appropriate footwear to be on uneven ground, bring along some water, and your camera.

The hike is family friendly and free to the public, meet at the Chik-Wauk Nature Center.

Donations are appreciated.



Open House Presentation, Temporary Exhibit

Sunday July 2, 2017 11:00am-04:00pm
Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature Center

Open House Presentation, Temporary Exhibit "Remembering the Ham Lake Fire 2007".

Sunday, July 2 at Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center we will have an open house for this years temporary exhibit.
Refreshments and cake will be available
 
This summer the Gunflint Trail Historical Society & Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is planning a special temporary exhibit to be on display in the Museum to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Ham Lake Fire.

The exhibit commemorates the 10th anniversary of the Ham Lake Fire which burned 75,851 acres in Minnesota (36,443) and Ontario, Canada (39,408), the second largest fire in Minnesota since 1918 (Pagami Fire in 2011 at 93,000 acres) .  One hundred, thirty-three (133) total structures were lost in the first few days of the Ham Lake Fire on the Minnesota side.   Sixty-one (61) were residences, 17 commercial, and 55 were outbuilding and other structures.  The estimated value of lost buildings from Cook County Assessor’s office was $3.7 million. 

Using a tablet device, visitors to the museum are able to listen to WTIP Community Radio audio interviews and view Good Measure Media’s Ham Lake Fire video. An electronic photo frame shows photographs received from the Gunflint Trail Volunteer Fire Department, Cook County, local residents and others.  Journals documenting Ham Lake Fire experiences are available in printed format.

We are very happy to work with the following organizations on this project; Gunflint Trail Scenic Byway Committee, Gunflint Trail Volunteer Fire Department, U.S. Forest Service, WTIP radio, and Good Measure Media. We will have additional financial assistance from the Gunflint Trail Association/Visit Cook County, and the Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation. Of course we could not put any of this together without the entire community helping us.Of course we could not put any of this together without the entire community helping us. The Ham Lake Fire started on May 5, 2007 and burnt over 75,000 acres.

Kids' Day

Tuesday July 4, 2017 11:00am-04:00pm
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center

Kids’ Day, every Tuesday from June 27 – August 22
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Children under age 18 can visit the Museum and Nature Center free of charge.

Chik-Wauk staff will offer a variety of hands-on activities all related to the unique history and nature of the Gunflint Trail, as well as stories, hikes, journal making, and craft projects.

A parent or guardian must accompany children at all times at the nature center.

Donations are appreciated to help with the costs of materials and supplies.



U.S. Forest Service Special Presentation

Tuesday July 4, 2017 02:00pm-03:00pm
Chik-Wauk Nature Center

U.S. Forest Service Presentation

Each Tuesday, U.S. Forest Service naturalists present on a different Northwoods themed topic.

Located in the Chik-Wauk Nature Center.

All programs are free and family friendly





Interpretive Hike

Saturday July 8, 2017 12:30pm-01:30pm
Chik-Wauk Nature Center

Interpretive Hike every Saturday 12:30 - 1:30
Starting June 3 - August 26


Take a hike with the Nature Center Program Director to explore and learn about the natural history of the Gunflint Trail area.

Make sure you wear appropriate footwear to be on uneven ground, bring along some water, and your camera.

The hike is family friendly and free to the public, meet at the Chik-Wauk Nature Center.

Donations are appreciated.



Membership Meeting - GTHS

Monday July 10, 2017 01:30pm-03:30pm
Seagull Lake Community Center (Hall #3)

July Membership Meeting - Seagull Lake Community Center (Hall #3)

Members of Gunflint Trail Historical Society board of trustees and committees will present on the current state of GTHS affairs and Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center.

Meeting will feature a special remembrance of Gunflint Trail friends and neighbors who passed away in the last year. If you know of someone who should be remembered or have a story you'd like to share, please contact Barb Bottger at 218-388-0868.

GTHS members and the general public alike are invited to attend. Refreshments served afterwards.

Kids' Day

Tuesday July 11, 2017 11:00am-04:00pm
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center

Kids’ Day, every Tuesday from June 27 – August 22
11 a.m. – 4 p.m
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Children under age 18 can visit the Museum and Nature Center free of charge.

Chik-Wauk staff will offer a variety of hands-on activities all related to the unique history and nature of the Gunflint Trail, as well as stories, hikes, journal making, and craft projects.

A parent or guardian must accompany children at all times at the Nature Center.

Donations are appreciated to cover the costs of materials and supplies.



U.S. Forest Service Special Presentation

Tuesday July 11, 2017 02:00pm-03:00pm
Chik-Wauk Nature Center

U.S. Forest Service Presentation

Each Tuesday, U.S. Forest Service naturalists present on a different Northwoods themed topic.

Located in the Chik-Wauk Nature Center.

All programs are free and family friendly





Interpretive Hike

Saturday July 15, 2017 12:30pm-01:30pm
Chik-Wauk Nature Center

Interpretive Hike every saturday 12:30 - 1:30
Starting June 3 - August 26


Take a hike with the Nature Center Program Director to explore and learn about the natural history of the Gunflint Trail area.

Make sure you wear appropriate footwear to be on uneven ground, bring along some water, and your camera.

The hike is family friendly and free to the public, meet at the Chik-Wauk Nature Center.

Donations are appreciated.



Sunday Afternnon Special Presentation - "Wolves at Our Door"

Sunday July 16, 2017 02:00pm-03:00pm
Chik-Wauk Nature Center

Sunday Afternoon Presentations
"Wolves at Our Door" 


A presentation by the International Wolf Center from Ely, Mn

Wolves at our Door is a PowerPoint program based on photos and video clips from the center. 
There will be plenty of unique artifacts brought over for viewing.

All presentations are family friendly and free to the public, they will be held inside Chik-Wauk Nature Center.

Donations are appreciated.



Kids' Day

Tuesday July 18, 2017 11:00am-04:00pm
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center

Kids’ Day, every Tuesday from June 27 – August 22
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Children under age 18 can visit the Museum and Nature Center free of charge.

Chik-Wauk staff will offer a variety of hands-on activities all related to the unique history and nature of the Gunflint Trail, as well as stories, hikes, journal making, and craft projects.

A parent or guardian must accompany children at all times at the Nature Center.

Donations are appreciated to cover the costs of materials and supplies.



 

U.S. Forest Service Special Presentation

Tuesday July 18, 2017 02:00pm-03:00pm
Chik-Wauk Nature Center

U.S. Forest Service Presentation

Each Tuesday, U.S. Forest Service naturalists present on a different Northwoods themed topic.

Located in the Chik-Wauk Nature Center.

All programs are free and family friendly





Interpretive Hike

Saturday July 22, 2017 12:30pm-01:30pm
Chik-Wauk Nature Center

Interpretive Hike every Saturday 12:30 - 1:30
Starting June 3 - August 26


Take a hike with the Nature Center Program Director to explore and learn about the natural history of the Gunflint Trail area.

Make sure you wear appropriate footwear to be on uneven ground, bring along some water, and your camera.

The hike is family friendly and free to the public, meet at the Chik-Wauk Nature Center.

Donations are appreciated.



Sunday afternoon Presentation - Gunflint & Lake Superior: Ontario's Private American Railroad

Sunday July 23, 2017 02:00pm-03:30pm
Chik-Wauk Nature Center

Sunday afternoon presentation

Gunflint & Lake Superior: Ontario’s Private American Railroad by Dave Battistel.


This is the story of a Wisconsin logging company, headquartered in Thunder Bay, who incorporated and built a railroad in Minnesota to harvest timber, and in the process created one of the most unique logging operations in North America. The railroad had no American terminus or connection; its only access was through Canada. The logs cut in Minnesota were transported to Port Arthur to be processed into lumber and were shipped to a burgeoning construction market in Canada and the United States.


All presentations are family friendly and free to the public, they will be held inside the Chik-Wauk Nature Center.

Donations are appreciated.

Kids' Day

Tuesday July 25, 2017 11:00am-04:00pm
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center

Kids’ Day, every Tuesday from June 27 – August 22
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Children under age 18 can visit the Museum and Nature Center free of charge.

Chik-Wauk staff will offer a variety of hands-on activities all related to the unique history and nature of the Gunflint Trail, as well as stories, hikes, journal making, and craft projects.

A parent or guardian must accompany children at all times at the Nature Center.

Donations are appreciated to cover the costs of materials and supplies.



Kids' Day

Tuesday July 25, 2017 11:00am-04:00pm
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center

Kids’ Day, every Tuesday from June 27 – August 22
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Children under age 18 can visit the Museum and Nature Center free of charge.

Chik-Wauk staff will offer a variety of hands-on activities all related to the unique history and nature of the Gunflint Trail, as well as stories, hikes, journal making, and craft projects.

A parent or guardian must accompany children at all times at the Nature Center.

Donations are appreciated to cover the costs of materials and supplies.



U.S. Forest Service Special Presentation

Tuesday July 25, 2017 02:00pm-03:00pm
Chik-Wauk Nature Center

U.S. Forest Service Presentation

Each Tuesday, U.S. Forest Service naturalists present on a different Northwoods themed topic.

Located in the Chik-Wauk Nature Center.

All programs are free and family friendly





Interpretive Hike

Saturday July 29, 2017 12:30pm-01:30pm
Chik-Wauk Nature Center

Interpretive Hike every Saturday 12:30 - 1:30
Starting June 3 - August 26


Take a hike with the Nature Center Program Director to explore and learn about the natural history of the Gunflint Trail area.

Make sure you wear appropriate footwear to be on uneven ground, bring along some water, and your camera.

The hike is family friendly and free to the public, meet at the Chik-Wauk Nature Center.

Donations are appreciated.



Getting Auaninted with Local Spiders

Sunday July 30, 2017 02:00pm-03:00pm
Chik-Wauk Nature Center

Getting Aquainted with Local Spiders

Sunday afternoon presentation

This Sunday we have author and retired teacher Larry Weber. Larry has written the book "Spiders of the North Woods".

Spiders are common residents amoung us, but most of us know little about them except they may give you the heebie jeebie's. In this presentation we learn more abut common spiders. There will be a short walk after this presentation to go outdoors and identify some of our local spiders.

All presentations are family friendly and free to the public.
Presentations are held inside the Chik-Wauk Nature Center.

Donations are appreciated.

Kids' Day

Tuesday August 1, 2017 11:00am-04:00pm
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center

Kids’ Day, every Tuesday from June 27 – August 22
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Children under age 18 can visit the Museum and Nature Center free of charge.

Chik-Wauk staff will offer a variety of hands-on activities all related to the unique history and nature of the Gunflint Trail, as well as stories, hikes, journal making, and craft projects.

A parent or guardian must accompany children at all times at the Nature Center.

Donations are appreciated to cover the costs of materials and supplies.


U.S. Forest Service Special Presentation

Tuesday August 1, 2017 02:00pm-03:00pm
Chik-Wauk Nature Center

U.S. Forest Service Presentation

Each Tuesday, U.S. Forest Service naturalists present on a different Northwoods themed topic.

Located in the Chik-Wauk Nature Center.

All programs are free and family friendly





Interpretive Hike

Saturday August 5, 2017 12:30pm-01:30pm
Chik-Wauk Nature Center

Interpretive Hike every Saturday 12:30 - 1:30
Starting June 3 - August 26


Take a hike with our naturalist to explore and learn about the natural history of the Gunflint Trail area.

Make sure you wear appropriate footwear to be on uneven ground, bring along some water, and your camera.

The hike is family friendly and free to the public, meet at the Chik-Wauk Nature Center.

Donations are appreciated.



Kids' Day

Tuesday August 8, 2017 11:00am-04:00pm
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center

Kids’ Day, every Tuesday from June 27 – August 22
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Children under age 18 can visit the Museum and Nature Center free of charge.

Chik-Wauk staff will offer a variety of hands-on activities all related to the unique history and nature of the Gunflint Trail, as well as stories, hikes, journal making, and craft projects.

A parent or guardian must accompany children at all times at the Nature Center.

Donations are appreciated to cover the costs of materials and supplies.



U.S. Forest Service Special Presentation

Tuesday August 8, 2017 02:00pm-03:00pm
Chik-Wauk Nature Center

U.S. Forest Service Presentation

Each Tuesday, U.S. Forest Service naturalists present on a different Northwoods themed topic.

Located in the Chik-Wauk Nature Center.

All programs are free and family friendly





Interpretive Hike

Saturday August 12, 2017 12:30pm-01:30pm
Chik-Wauk Nature Center

Interpretive Hike every Saturday 12:30 - 1:30
Starting June 3 - August 26


Take a hike with the Nature Center Program Director to explore and learn about the natural history of the Gunflint Trail area.

Make sure you wear appropriate footwear to be on uneven ground, bring along some water, and your camera.

The hike is family friendly and free to the public, meet at the Chik-Wauk Nature Center.

Donations are appreciated.



GTHS Monthly Membership Meeting

Monday August 14, 2017 01:30pm-03:00pm
A. Paul and Carol Schaap Community Center (Hall #1)

August Membership Meeting

GTHS meeting will be held at A. Paul and Carol Schaap Community Center (GTVFD Hall #3)

All GTHS meetings begin at 1:30 p.m. after a brief overview of GTHS business, a guest speaker presents Gunflint Trail tales and history.

Treats and conversation follow (thank you ladies!)
 

Kids' Day

Tuesday August 15, 2017 11:00am-04:00pm
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center

Kids’ Day, every Tuesday from June 27 – August 22
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Children under age 18 can visit the Museum and Nature Center free of charge.

Chik-Wauk staff will offer a variety of hands-on activities all related to the unique history and nature of the Gunflint Trail, as well as stories, hikes, journal making, and craft projects.

A parent or guardian must accompany children at all times at the Nature Center.

Donations are appreciated to cover the costs of materials and supplies.



U.S. Forest Service Special Presentation

Tuesday August 15, 2017 02:00pm-03:00pm
Chik-Wauk Nature Center

U.S. Forest Service Presentation

Each Tuesday, U.S. Forest Service naturalists present on a different Northwoods themed topic.

Located in the Chik-Wauk Nature Center.

All programs are free and family friendly





National Honey Bee Day - Special Presentations

Saturday August 19, 2017 11:00am-03:00pm
Chik-Wauk Nature Center

World Honey Bee Day, previously known as Honey Bee Awareness Day, is an idea put together by beekeepers in the USA, who petitioned the USDA in 2009 for an official day to honour honey bees and beekeeping. A few years down the line, people across the globe are holding a date of observation every year.

All day long from 11 am to 3 pm there will be special presentations taking place at Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center.



Interpretive Hike

Saturday August 19, 2017 12:30pm-01:30pm
Chik-Wauk Nature Center

Interpretive Hike every Saturday 12:30 - 1:30
Starting June 3 - August 26

National Bee Day!


Take a hike with the Nature Center Program Director to explore and learn about the natural history of the Gunflint Trail area.

Make sure you wear appropriate footwear to be on uneven ground, bring along some water, and your camera.

The hike is family friendly and free to the public, meet at the Chik-Wauk Nature Center.

Donations are appreciated.



Kids' Day

Tuesday August 22, 2017 11:00am-04:00pm
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center

Kids’ Day, every Tuesday from June 27 – August 22
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Children under age 18 can visit the Museum and Nature Center free of charge.

Chik-Wauk staff will offer a variety of hands-on activities all related to the unique history and nature of the Gunflint Trail, as well as stories, hikes, journal making, and craft projects.

A parent or guardian must accompany children at all times at the Nature Center.

Donations are appreciated to cover the costs of materials and supplies.



U.S. Forest Service Special Presentation

Tuesday August 22, 2017 02:00pm-03:00pm
Chik-Wauk Nature Center

U.S. Forest Service Presentation

Each Tuesday, U.S. Forest Service naturalists present on a different Northwoods themed topic.

Located in the Chik-Wauk Nature Center.

All programs are free and family friendly





Interpretive Hike

Saturday August 26, 2017 12:30pm-01:30pm
Chik-Wauk Nature Center

Interpretive Hike every Saturday 12:30 - 1:30
Starting June 3 - August 26


Take a hike with the Nature Center Program Director to explore and learn about the natural history of the Gunflint Trail area.

Make sure you wear appropriate footwear to be on uneven ground, bring along some water, and your camera.

The hike is family friendly and free to the public, meet at the Chik-Wauk Nature Center.

Donations are appreciated.



Old Fashioned Pie and Ice Cream Social

Sunday September 3, 2017 12:00pm-04:00pm
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center

Old Fashioned Pie and Ice Cream Social

We like to mark the end the summer with the annual Old Fashioned Pie and Ice Cream Social on the Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center grounds. 

As always, there will be lots of locally homemade pies to choose from. There is a suggested donation of $5 per slice of pie, ice cream and beverage. This day also features the annual Chik-Wauk “sidewalk” sale which offers steep discounts on many gift shop items. It will be a fun way to wrap up the summer and say “so long till next year,” to our friends and neighbors.

Guest author, Timothy McDonnell will be signing his new book "The Contemplative Paddler's Fireside Companion."

All proceeds help with the daily operational costs of the Museum and Nature Center.

 

GTHS Monthly Membership Meeting

Monday September 11, 2017 01:30pm-03:30pm
Seagull Lake Community Center

September GTHS Membership Meeting - Seagull Lake Community Center (Hall #3)

Members of Gunflint Trail Historical Society board of trustees and committees will present on the current state of GTHS affairs and Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center.

GTHS members and the general public alike are invited to attend. Refreshments served afterwards.



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