Our Heritage Center
will reopen for visitors June 17th, 2023
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
Monday, May 29th, 2023
Join us following the Memorial Day Ceremony downtown for the Remembrance Walk to the Heritage Center. See Events page for details.
Island Home Tour
Postponed to July, 2024
The home tour features a number of historic and beautiful homes on the island. Participants drive their own vehicles to various island residences on a scheduled tour. The old and new structures provide the participant a glimpse into the unique histories and innovative construction of these island residences.
Codger Softball Game
Sat, September 16th, 2023
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