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                Our Heritage Center

will reopen for visitors June 19th, 2024

     Wed through Sat ~ 10am till 2pm

The Madeline Island Historical Preservation Association (MIHPA) is a non-profit organization supported by volunteers and donations. Our mission is to protect, preserve, interpret and increase public awareness of the cultural, traditional and architectural history of Madeline Island.


Come and experience a first-hand view of early life on Madeline Island at MIHPA's Heritage Center located at Colonel Woods Avenue, a half block east of the Museum. At the Center the Island's story is told through its historical buildings, photo & artifact collections maintained by the organization.  


The Heritage Center consists of five buildings moved from their original sites. The buildings, with their contents, reflect life on the island from late 19th to early 20th century.  Among the furnished buildings you will find Lake View School - a one room schoolhouse; the first St John's parsonage; the Angus Building - an early maritime pioneer family story; the Woodshed - a display space for historical photos & artifacts, and The Coop - a 130 year old log building, that was part of the old Cadotte farm. 


The MIHPA Heritage Center provides a great place to imagine life on the Island during earlier times. Come and discover a part of our past.

Preserving the past enriches our lives

The Parsonage
The Coop Gift Shop 1
Memorial Gardennnnn
close up of veteran garden pavers
Woodshed display #1 (002)


Memorial Day 

Monday, May 27th, 2024


Join us following the Memorial Day Ceremony downtown  for the Remembrance Walk to the Heritage Center.  See Events page for details.



Annual Meeting

June 12th, 2024

10am at MIHPA

Codger Softball Game

Sat, September 14th, 2024


Join us for the annual Codger Game. Watch the island women's softball team take on the island men over 50 team. Come for the fun, food and peanuts, popcorn and more! Cheer on your favorite players. Held at the Rec Center Ballfield.






The Annual Hunters' Feast




MIHPA is located at 273 ColonelWoods Ave.

1/2 mile east of Museum

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