Upcoming Events

US Forest Service Presentations at Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature Center

Tuesday June 18, 2019
Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature Center

Every Tuesday from June 18 until August 20

The US Forest Service naturalists present on a different Northwoods themed topic

Located on Chik-Wauk Museum's front porch (if inclimate weather will be moved to inside Chik-Wauk Nature Center)

All programs are free and family friendly - donations are always appreciated



US Forest Service Presentations at Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature Center

Tuesday June 25, 2019
Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature Center

Every Tuesday from June 18 until August 20

The US Forest Service naturalists present on a different Northwoods themed topic

Located on Chik-Wauk Museum's front porch (if inclimate weather will be moved to inside Chik-Wauk Nature Center)

All programs are free and family friendly - donations are always appreciated



Kids' Day

Tuesday June 25, 2019
Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature Center

Mark your calendars - Kids’ Day is back

Every Tuesday June 25 – August 20
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


Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is a partnership of the Gunflint Trail Historical Society and Superior National Forest, Gunflint Ranger District.


             

A Paradise Lost: Helen Hoover and Gunflint Lake by David R. Hakensen

Sunday June 30, 2019 02:00pm-03:00pm
Chik-Wauk Nature Center

Sunday afternoon presentation

David R. Hakensen, author of "A Paradise Lost: Helen Hoover and Gunflint Lake".

All presentations are family friendly and free to the public.

The presentation will be held inside Chik-Wauk Nature Center.

Donations are appreciated.

US Forest Service Presentations at Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature Center

Tuesday July 2, 2019
Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature Center

Every Tuesday from June 18 until August 20

The US Forest Service naturalists present on a different Northwoods themed topic

Located on Chik-Wauk Museum's front porch (if inclimate weather will be moved to inside Chik-Wauk Nature Center)

All programs are free and family friendly - donations are always appreciated




Kids' Day

Tuesday July 2, 2019 11:00am-04:00pm
Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature Center

Mark your calendars - Kids’ Day is back

Every Tuesday June 25 – August 20
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



Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is a partnership of the Gunflint Trail Historical Society and Superior National Forest, Gunflint Ranger District.

  

Open House

Sunday July 7, 2019 11:00am-04:00pm
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center

The Gunflint Trail Historical Society likes to celebrate the opening of Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center that took place on July 4, 2010 every year.

Sunday, July 7 the Gunflint Trail Historical Society will celebrate two new structures that have been added to the Chik-Wauk property.

It took two years, 20+ volunteer members, countless numbers of hours, to create a beautiful timber framed structure -  Watercraft Exhibit Building.
In this building there will be various watercraft, motors, and artifacts that will be on display for visitors to get a glimpse of how the earlier residents of the Gunflint Trail traveled the waterways.

The second structure is an Interpretive Cabin Exhibit Building. The Interpretive Cabin Exhibit is built on the site of one of the old Chik-Wauk Lodge cabins. This exhibit will be furnished as an "American Plan" style cabin. Visitors to Chik-Wauk campus will be able to get a glimpse of how early resorts furnished the cabins with no kitchen or bathroom facilities available to the vacationers.

Join us for the celebration on July 7 from 11 am - 4 pm to include cake and beverages.

Free admission all day long.
 

Gunflint Trail Historical Society - July Membership Meeting

Monday July 8, 2019 01:30pm-03:30pm
A. Paul & Carol Schaap Community Center - 7401 Gunflint Trail

Held at A. Paul & Carol Schaap Community Center - 7401 Gunflint Trail.

GTHS meetings begin at 1:30 p.m. after a brief overview of GTHS business.

The July meeting is specially reserved for remembering the Gunflint Trail residents that are no longer with us.
If you have a special loved one that you would like us to pay tribute to please contact Barb Bottger (past GTHS president, 218-388-0868).

Treats and conversation follow (thank you to the ladies that provide the home baked goodies each month). If you would like to bring some baked goodies or treats for our monthly meetings please contact Judy Edlund 218-388-4400.
 

US Forest Service Presentations at Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature Center

Tuesday July 9, 2019
Chikwauk Museum & Nature Center

Every Tuesday from June 18 until August 20

The US Forest Service naturalists present on a different Northwoods themed topic

Located on Chik-Wauk Museum's front porch (if inclimate weather will be moved to inside Chik-Wauk Nature Center)

All programs are free and family friendly - donations are always appreciated





Kids' Day

Tuesday July 9, 2019 11:00am-04:00pm
Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature Center

Mark your calendars - Kids’ Day is back

Every Tuesday June 25 – August 20
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



Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is a partnership of the Gunflint Trail Historical Society and Superior National Forest, Gunflint Ranger District.

 

US Forest Service Presentations at Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature Center

Tuesday July 16, 2019
Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature Center


Every Tuesday from June 18 until August 20

The US Forest Service naturalists present on a different Northwoods themed topic

Located on Chik-Wauk Museum's front porch (if inclimate weather will be moved to inside Chik-Wauk Nature Center)


All programs are free and family friendly - donations are always appreciated




Kids' Day

Tuesday July 16, 2019 11:00am-04:00pm
Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature Center

Mark your calendars - Kids’ Day is back

Every Tuesday June 25 – August 20
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



Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is a partnership of the Gunflint Trail Historical Society and Superior National Forest, Gunflint Ranger District.

  

David Battistel presents Leeblain the Ghost Town of Gunflint

Sunday July 21, 2019 02:00pm-03:30pm
Chik-Wauk Nature Center

David Battistel presents the story of Leeblain the Ghost Town of Gunflint

The story of this town, located on Gunflint Lake along the Ontario-Minnesota border, dates back more than 125 years. Leeblain was expected to become a booming town in the wilderness due to the business generated by the Port Arthur, Duluth and Western Railway and the Paulson Mine.

Its failure and the mystery that surrounds it are an interesting chapter in the history of the Boundary Waters.



All presentations are family friendly and free to the public.

The presentation will be held inside Chik-Wauk Nature Center.

Donations are appreciated.

US Forest Service Presentations at Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature Center

Tuesday July 23, 2019
Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature Center

Every Tuesday from June 18 until August 20

The US Forest Service naturalists present on a different Northwoods themed topic

Located on Chik-Wauk Museum's front porch (if inclimate weather will be moved to inside Chik-Wauk Nature Center)

All programs are free and family friendly - donations are always appreciated





Kids' Day

Tuesday July 23, 2019 11:00am-04:00pm
Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature Center

Mark your calendars - Kids’ Day is back

Every Tuesday starting on June 25 – August 20
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



Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is a partnership of the Gunflint Trail Historical Society and Superior National Forest, Gunflint Ranger District.

  

       

Briand Morrison ... Solo Jazz Guitarist

Sunday July 28, 2019 02:00pm-03:00pm
Chik-Wauk Nature Center

Sunday Afternoon Presentation

Solo Jazz Guitarist - Briand Morrison

Briand Morrison brings his signature styled jazz and blues.

Listeners can enjoy a wide variety of tunes including John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Richard Rodgers and Thelonious Monk along with favorite 70’s rock from Steely Dan to Steve Wonder plus original jazz and tunes composed by Briand Morrison.





All presentations are family friendly and free to the public.

The presentation will be held inside Chik-Wauk Nature Center.

Donations are appreciated.

US Forest Service Presentations at Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature Center

Tuesday July 30, 2019
Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature Center

Every Tuesday from June 18 until August 20

The US Forest Service naturalists present on a different Northwoods themed topic

Located on Chik-Wauk Museum's front porch (if inclimate weather will be moved to inside Chik-Wauk Nature Center)

All programs are free and family friendly - donations are always appreciated




Kids' Day

Tuesday July 30, 2019 11:00am-04:00pm
Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature Center

Mark your calendars - Kids’ Day is back

Every Tuesday starting on June 25 – August 20
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



Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is a partnership of the Gunflint Trail Historical Society and Superior National Forest, Gunflint Ranger District.

  
       

Kids' Day

Tuesday August 6, 2019 11:00am-04:00pm
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center

Mark your calendars - Kids’ Day is back

Every Tuesday starting on June 25 – August 20
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

Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is a partnership of the Gunflint Trail Historical Society and Superior National Forest, Gunflint Ranger District.

   
      

 

US Forest Service Presentations

Tuesday August 6, 2019 02:00pm-03:00pm
Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature Center

Every Tuesday from June 18 until August 20

The US Forest Service naturalists present on a different Northwoods themed topic

Located on Chik-Wauk Museum's front porch (if inclimate weather will be moved to inside Chik-Wauk Nature Center)

All programs are free and family friendly - donations are always appreciated



         

Gunflint Trail Historical Society - August Membership Meeting

Monday August 12, 2019 01:30pm-03:30pm
Seagull Lake Community Center - 12059 Gunflint Trail

Held at Seagull Lake Community Center - 12059 Gunflint Trail

Meetings begin at 1:30 p.m. after a brief overview of GTHS business.

The Gunflint Trail Historical Society has four public membership meetings available to all GTHS members and the public. Membership meetings are held the second Monday of June, July, August, and September at either the Seagull Lake Community Center or the A. Paul and Carol Schaap Community Center (you can find a list of meeting dates and places on the GTHS website).
 

Treats and conversation follow (thank you to the ladies that provide the home baked goodies each month). If you would like to bring some baked goodies or treats for our monthly meetings please contact Judy Edlund 218-388-4400.

Kids' Day is Back

Tuesday August 13, 2019 11:00am-04:00pm
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center

Mark your calendars - Kids’ Day is back

Every Tuesday starting on June 25 – August 20
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

Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is a partnership of the Gunflint Trail Historical Society and Superior National Forest, Gunflint Ranger District.

 

US Forest Service Presentations

Tuesday August 13, 2019 02:00pm-03:00pm
Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature Center

Every Tuesday from June 18 until August 20

The US Forest Service naturalists present on a different Northwoods themed topic

Located on Chik-Wauk Museum's front porch (if inclimate weather will be moved to inside Chik-Wauk Nature Center)

All programs are free and family friendly - donations are always appreciated

 

  

Fish Research with Dr. Seth Moore

Sunday August 18, 2019 02:00pm-03:00pm
Chik-Wauk Nature Center

Sunday afternoon presentation with Dr. Seth Moore on lake trout research.

Director of Biology/Fish and Wildlife Biologist Seth works for the Grand Portage Band of Chippewa: where his duties include management of fisheries and wildlife for sustainable harvest and administration of grants. He also conducts studies on species of interest and serves as tribal natural resources representative to Federal and State governments

All presentations are family friendly and free to the public.

Donations are appreciated.



Kids' Day is back!

Tuesday August 20, 2019 11:00am-04:00pm
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center

Mark your calendars - Kids’ Day is back

Every Tuesday starting on June 25 – August 20
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

Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is a partnership of the Gunflint Trail Historical Society and Superior National Forest, Gunflint Ranger District.

 

U.S. Forest Service Presentation

Tuesday August 20, 2019 02:00pm-03:00pm
Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature Center

Every Tuesday from June 18 until August 20

The US Forest Service naturalists present on a different Northwoods themed topic

Located on Chik-Wauk Museum's front porch (if inclimate weather will be moved to inside Chik-Wauk Nature Center)

All programs are free and family friendly - donations are always appreciated



 


        


 

Old Fashioned Pie & Ice Cream Social

Sunday September 1, 2019 12:00pm-04:00pm
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center

Old Fashioned Pie and Ice Cream Social

The Gunflint Trail Historical Society would like to invite you to the final event of the summer season.
The annual Old Fashioned Pie and Ice Cream Social on the Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center grounds.

The North Shore Swing Band will be on the front porch of Chik-Wauk Lodge to get us in the mood - starts at 12:30 until 2 pm.

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.

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

Gunflint Trail Historical Society - September Membership Meeting

Monday September 9, 2019 01:30pm-03:30pm
A. Paul and Carol Schaap Community Center - 7401 Gunflint Trail

Held at A. Paul and Carol Schaap Community Center - 7401 Gunflint Trail

Meetings begin at 1:30 p.m. after a brief overview of GTHS business.

The Gunflint Trail Historical Society has four public membership meetings available to all GTHS members and the public. Membership meetings are held the second Monday of June, July, August, and September at either the Seagull Lake Community Center or the A. Paul and Carol Schaap Community Center (you can find a list of meeting dates and places on the GTHS website).
 

Treats and conversation follow (thank you to the ladies that provide the home baked goodies each month). If you would like to bring some baked goodies or treats for our monthly meetings please contact Judy Edlund 218-388-4400.

Bats!! - U.S. Forest Service - Peg Robertsen

Saturday September 14, 2019 02:00pm-03:00pm
Chik-Wauk Nature Center

Saturday Afternoon Nature Presentation

Join us for an exciting presentation on bats!!

There are few things on the planet as mysterious as bats! Learn about the behavior habits of those nighttime creatures of the Superior National Forest.

Peg Robertsen, Acting Forest Wildlife Biologist/Program Manager with the Superior National Forest Service, has been involved in bat monitoring and research on the forest due to white-nose syndrome.



All presentations are family friendly and free to the public.

Donations are always appreciated.



Last Day of the Season

Sunday October 20, 2019 10:00am-05:00pm
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center

Thank you for a great season!

Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center would like to thank everyone who has visited our location this 2019 season.

Sunday, October 20 is the last day we will be open for 2019.

See you in 2020!



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