Museums in Langlade County

Langlade County Historical Society
404 Superior Street
PO Box 219
Antigo, WI 54409
(715) 627-4464
Website

The main museum building was originally constructed as a Carnegie Library with a $15,000 grant from Andrew Carnegie in 1905. It housed the Antigo Public Library until 1997 when the Library was moved to updated quarters and the building become the Langlade County Historical Society Museum.

Summer Hours
May 1st – Oct 1st
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday – Saturday

Winter Hours
Oct 1st – May 1st
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday – Saturday.


The Deleglise Cabin
Francis Deleglise's family built the cabin in 1878. The cabin originally stood on the west bank of Spring Brook, near what later became north Superior Street (Highway 45). A few original artifacts in the cabin included furniture pieces, pictures and Deleglise's tripod and surveying equipment. The cabin is located on the grounds of the Langlade Historical Museum.  

440 Locomotive and 1956 Caboose
The 440 locomotive with tender is located outside of the Langlade County Historical Society Museum. The 440 locomotive is a 2-8-0 Baldwin constructed in 1900, the last steam engine to travel through Antigo in 1957.

 

Elcho Historical Society
715-275-3308

The Elcho Historical Society is fundraising for a future museum for the public to enjoy and learn about Elcho’s great past.


Elton Schoolhouse
Highway 64
Elton, WI

608-343-8627 - by appointment only

The Elton Schoolhouse was constructed in 1912. It showcases the village of Elton’s unique history. The village is named for Elton C. Larzelere, whose father Charles was instrumental in the organization of Langlade County in 1879, and the Evergreen township. The building also served as the Evergreen Town Hall. It is now a community center and a museum of local artifacts, including a chalkboard signed by residents & visitors who attended the school.


Springbrook School
Langlade County Fairgrounds
Highway 45
Antigo, WI 54409

715-853-7853

Open By Appointment

In May 1905, $900 was raised to build the school. The school was operational for 57 years, under 31 different teachers. The doors were closed in 1962 when the schools were consolidated into the Antigo Unified School District. The school was moved to the Langlade County Fairgrounds in July 1963.


Old Corners School
Neva Corners

Open Memorial Day to Labor Day
Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm 

Located at the corner of Highways A & B in Neva Corners, the Old Corners School is the first frame schoolhouse in Neva. It was built in 1883 by settlers who cut the lumber on site. At one point the school housed 90 students. In 1979 the Old School Restoration Committee began a project to refurbish the schoolhouse with the re-dedication during Neva's centennial in 1983.


White Lake Depot Museum
700 Lake Street
White Lake, WI 54491
715-882-2051

The museum building was originally known as the "Whiskey Northern" depot built-in 1907. The Wisconsin & Northern Railroad moved the depot to White Lake in 1916. In 1996, the building was slated for replacement. White Lake formed a Historical Society and moved the original building to a village lot. The restored Depot Museum consists of 132 feet of track with a Pede car and car house. The museum displays the original railroad, logging, farming, lumber and flooring mill, and community artifacts. A small donated narrow-gauge boxcar on a narrow-gauge track was added in 2018. 

Open Memorial Day to Labor Day
Saturdays 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

White Lake Area Historical Society Center
700 Lake Street
White Lake, WI 54491
715-882-2051 

Open: Memorial Day to Labor Day
Wednesday & Saturday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Year-round Wednesday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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