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Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Museum Announces Heritage Day Canoe & Wooden Boat Show, May 25th

The Boat Show will feature a wide array of antique canoes, boats, and canoe related materials, with collectors, builders, and canoeing enthusiasts attending.

 

 

 

Spooner, Wisconsin - On Saturday May 25th, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, the Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Museum (WCHM) in Spooner, Wisconsin, will be celebrating Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Day. This free annual event marks the season opening of the museum and will include museum tours and open house in the museum exhibit hall, ongoing activities and demonstrations in the canoe workshop, live music and food and beverage in the beer garden, and the annual WCHM Canoe & Wooden Boat Show in the street in front of the museum.
 
The 11th Annual
Canoe & Wooden Boat Show will feature a wide array of antique canoes, boats, and canoe related materials, with collectors, builders, and canoeing enthusiasts in general bringing their gems to display, trade, sell, or just simply talk about. Wooden boats of all shapes, sizes, and designs are welcome, both classic and modern, as well as all kinds of classic and vintage water and paddling related items.
 
Meanwhile, out in the beer garden there will be live music on the “back porch” stage. Brave Cowboy, featuring Jason Rabuck on harmonica and guitar and Eric Schubring on banjo and guitar, is a museum favorite. They will be joined by Tom Draughon, purveyor of traditional Appalachian music. Les Fils du Voyageur brings the fur trade era to life through songs of the voyageurs.
 
The WCHM canoe shop will host several on-going demonstrations throughout the day. Topics planned include the re-canvasing of a 1937 Old Town Guide 18’ canoe and a discussion and planning of the restoration of a 1920’s Old Town 24 foot War Canoe that will be part of a summer’s long project for the shop.
 
Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Day is a free event produced by the WCHM each year on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. For more information visit
www.WisconsinCanoeHeritageMuseum.org.

 

Admission: Free
Event Location: Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Museum, 312 N Front St., Spooner, WI 54801

 

Media Contact: Jed Malischke
Email: jed@wisconsincanoeheritagemuseum.org
Phone: 715 635 2479
Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Museum

 

 

Photo Credit: Jed Malischke