The Forest County Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc., our parent organization, is excited to have received a Wisconsin Humanities Recovery Grant. Our project, Developing a sense of place in Forest County school communities, supports Wisconsin Humanities’ mission to strengthen the roots of community life through educational and cultural programs that inspire civic participation and individual […]
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Kentucky Heritage is celebrated far and wide
“It seems no matter where a Kentuckian moves, the proud heritage of his state goes with him and is passed from generation to generation.” –Louie B. Nunn, Governor, State of Kentucky, to Red Ravens Color Guard, December 1970. Tomorrow, July 24, 2021, marks an important day in Crandon history. It is the 50th anniversary of […]
Crandon Area Historical Society to Host Digital Readiness Fair!
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 […]
Membership now available online
Its name may say “historical,” but the Crandon Area Historical Society is taking advantage of current trends to allow secure and convenient technology for its Membership Campaign. For the first time since the Society was established, individuals and businesses may now join the society or renew their memberships online. To use the online payment feature […]
CARTER HOUSE MUSEUM OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Tired of staying in? Looking for something to do this summer? The Crandon Historical Society after careful consideration has decided to reopen the Carter House Museum, located on the corner of Hazeldell and Jackson streets for public viewing. The Carter House dates back to the year 1902. It has been used as a church, hall […]
Stories from Metonga : Part 6
Numerous photos of Lake Metonga Camp exist in our collection.
Stories of Metonga : Part 5
Forest Republican. June 10, 1926. Crandon Hospital on North End of Metonga Photo mystery Solved
Stories of Metonga : Part 4
It is an amazing time to be a local history researcher!
Exciting news for those of you interested in researching either your Forest County family tree or the history of our county! The State Historical has recently announced a third-wave of a digitization grant which enables them to add to their holdings in the Library of Congress’s Chronicling America digital newspaper repository. Not having been to […]
We interrupt this blog post…
We interrupt this Lake Metonga series blog post for an important message about John F. Kennedy’s visit to Crandon which included a fishing report from Lake Metonga! What??? That’s just crazy! I agree. This is what happened. As I was conducting my research for the Metonga presentation, I was searching the Crandon Public Library’s Newspaper […]