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                Our Heritage Center

will reopen for visitors June 25th, 2022

     Wed through Sat ~ 11am till 3pm

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

The Parsonage
The Coop Gift Shop 1
Memorial Gardennnnn
close up of veteran garden pavers
Woodshed display #1 (002)

Memorial Day 

Monday, May 30th, 2022

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



Annual Meeting

June 23rd, 2022

Fourth of July Picnic /Barbecue
Monday,  July 4, 2022
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 on the green space in front of the museum.
Bi-annual Island Home Tour 2023 
July, 2023 




Codger Softball Game 

Saturday, September 17, 2022

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

2022 - TBD


MIHPA is located at 273 ColonelWoods Ave.

1/2 mile east of Museum

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