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

The Angus Cheese House
close up of veteran garden pavers

Memorial Day 

Monday, May 25

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


Annual Meeting

June 2020

Due to the Coronavirus, the annual meeting for the Madeline Island Historical Preservation Association has been postpone until further action by the Board of Directors. 

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.

The Annual
Hunter's Feast

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)






MIHPA is located at 273 ColonelWoods Ave.

1/2 mile east of Museum


MIHPA Board of Directors

  Cile Naumann- President

  Sheri Milburn-Vice President

  Anne Lacy- Secretary

  Susan Flores - Treasurer

  Jim Peters and Diane Jenkins

  Anne Lacy

  Julie Nelson

  Mary McHugh

  Birdie Pallas

  Cindy Bielke


The Angus Cheese House