Join the Crandon Area Historical Society and other local history practitioners this summer at our virtual Digital Readiness Fair! This free, half-day event offers a mix of activities and learning opportunities, and showcases digitization work from around the state. Hear from local history practitioners and how they have tackled digitization projects, including challenges, successes, and […]
The Crandon Area Historical Society is excited to announce the release of the first episode of our local history podcast titled Tree Rings, produced and hosted by Isak Drangstveit and Bryce Marshall. This premiere episode features the story of the 1918 Spanish flu and its impact on Forest county residents over a century ago. Hosts […]
After a couple months of sitting empty, like so many things during COVID-19, the Historical Society case at the Crandon Public Library has a new display. The theme, BOOKS BUILD BETTER BRAINS, encourages reading to children to bring knowledge, wonder and joy into their lives. The books featured are mostly children’s books from the […]
The Forest County Historical and Genealogical Society dba Crandon Area Historical Society is inviting its members and anyone interested in becoming a member to attend their annual meeting scheduled for Thursday, November 19, 2020. Due to current guidelines limiting gatherings, this meeting will be held virtually using the Zoom app. Simply download the app on […]
Enjoy this Throwback Thursday article, highlighting the news of Forest County 117 years ago today.
Enjoy this Throwback Thursday article, highlighting the news of Forest County 89 years ago today.
Memorial Day celebration in Crandon.
An Eagle Service Project, the culmination of a Scout’s commitment to an intensive advancement program, must demonstrate leadership of others while benefitting the scout’s community, school or another non-profit organization. It is estimated that Eagle Projects contribute approximately 3 million hours of community service every year. Local veteran’s-service organizations have loyally marked the graves of […]
The Crandon Area Historical Society is pleased to announce its Monday, December 3rd “History on Tap” program will feature Wisconsin author and naturalist John Bates beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the historic Hotel Crandon restaurant and bar. The program will feature John’s newest book titled Our Living Ancestors: the History and Ecology of Old-growth Forests […]
On Friday, October 26th approximately 120 peopleattended the Crandon Area Historical Society Walk and Talk featuring members of the Crandon School District’s drama team and Crandon High School band. The weather was perfect for a night on the town, and attendees heard stories researched and written by historical society members and student researchers. A few of […]