A first-hand view of life on Madeline Island
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 mile east of the Museum. At the Center the island's story is told through the historical village and Veterans' Honor Garden maintained by the organization.
The Heritage Center consists of four buildings moved from their original sites to the historical village. The buildings, with their contents, reflect life on the island from late 19th to early 20th century. Among the furnished buildings you will find a one-room school house, parsonage and the Angus House (or cheese shop). Added in 2018 is a 130 year old log building, a former chicken coop, 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
Monday, May 25
Join us following the Memorial Day Ceremony downtown for the Remembrance Walk to the Heritage Center. See Events page for details.
Fourth of July Picnic /Barbecue
Saturday, July 4
Harry Nelson Recreation Center
This year MIHPA is joining with the Island Association to sponsor a 4th of July barbecue. This event is a fundraiser for both organizations. It begins following the Fourth of July ceremony held on the green space in front of the museum and goes until about 3:00 or to when the food runs out!
Bi-annual Island Home Tour 2021
Saturday, July 18, 2021
See events page for details. from the July 2019 Home Tour. Our next home tour will be Saturday, July 2021. Check back for details.
Codger Softball Game
Saturday, September 19, 2020
Come watch the Island's Women's softball team take on the Island men over 50 team. Details on events page.
Saturday, November 21
This is a fundraiser sponsored by MIHPA and Island Hunting Camps. It's a family fun event that includes a raffle, dinner and the presentation of the Hunter of the Year trophy to this year's Hunter of the Year. (See events page for details)