Society & Museum
Start your visit at our NEW! Visitor Center in the Demmer Library!!
The Three Lakes Historical Society is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and sharing historical and cultural artifacts related to the history of the community of Three Lakes and the surrounding area. The museum offers seven buildings open to the public and features the over 100-year old Johnson house which is accessed by commemorative brick walkways personalized by museum supporters. Another building open for touring is a replica of a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) barracks.
Some of the area’s notable citizens are also featured, including Sam Campbell, “The Philosopher of the Forest”, Carl Marty, wildlife enthusiast and developer of the original Northernaire Resort and Showboat Lounge, and “Cy” Williams, standout professional baseball player and architect. The museum now boasts a permanent exhibit to honor the well-known Northwoods entertainer, Skip Wagner.