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Tony Woiak History Festival
Join us at Stagenorth in Washburn for this enticing summer-long series of stories of the Chequamegon Bay region.
Tuesday, July 10, 7:30 p.m. – If Everybody Had an Ocean – highlights of the life of illustrious Washburn native, Tom Blake. Presenter is Bob Mackreth, author and historian.
Tuesday, July 17, 7:30 P.M. – Picturesque at all Times: Fashions from the 1890’s, Presenter Mary Nowakowski, former museum curator and asst. professor of clothing history, will also indentify vintage clothing brought by the audience.
Tuesday, August 7, 7:30 p.m. – A Voyage on the C. W. Turner – A look back at the commercial fishing industry of the region. Presenter Bob Nelson is a third-generation commercial fisherman and author of a book about the Apostle Islands.
Tuesday, August 21, 7:30 p.m. – Behind the Gates at Barksdale – Barksdale Works of E.I. DuPont de Nemours Company was once one of the world’s largest explosives plants and the mainstay of Washburn’s economy. Presenter Bob Mackreth.
Sponsored by the Washburn Heritage Association and the Washburn Historical Society. Made possible by a grant from the Apostle Islands Historic Preservation Conservancy.