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


Memorial Day 

Monday, May 27

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
Thursday,  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 2019

Saturday, July 20, 2019 

See  events page for details. Tickets with maps available at the Madeline Island Chamber office,  and the following business:  Bell Street Gallery, The Madeline Is. Candle Company The MIFL office, The Inn and Dockside.


Codger Softball Game 

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Come watch the Island's Women's softball team take on the Island  men over 50 team. Details on events page.

The Annual
Hunter's Feast

Saturday, November 23

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)


MIHPA is located at 273 ColonelWoods Ave.

1/2 mile east of Museum

MIHPA Board of Directors

  Keith Sowl- President

  Ric Gillman- Vice President

  Kathy Wroblewski- Treasurer

  Anne Lacy- Secretary

  Susan Flores

  Jim Peters and Diane Jenkins

  Anne Lacy

  Sheri Milburn

  Mary McHugh

  Cile Naumann

  Mike Rasmus