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In 2018, the Forest County Historical and Genealogical Society Board filed paperwork to legally begin doing business as the Crandon Area Historical Society. This change was decided upon after months of research and negotiations between Board members about the best way to represent ourselves to the community we serve.

What exactly does this name change mean for area residents, visitors to our museum and our members? First off, local area residents interested in learning more about the history of the Crandon area will continue to be able to visit our museum and learn from our programming which will focus on Crandon area history. We will continue to research, collect and preserve historical items related to Forest County, but our focus will be on the Crandon area townships of Argonne (North Crandon), Lincoln, Crandon and Nashville with an emphasis on the City of Crandon.

Our historic house museum is located in a structure over one hundred years old. The rooms of the home reflect the time period of the early 1900’s. You begin the tour in the old fashioned kitchen with its wood burning cook stove and antique refrigerator. As you leave the kitchen you enter the dining room and parlor area. The parlor reflects back to a time when after a Sunday dinner families would gather around the radio. Located off the dining room is the one room school house exhibit. There are many photos of early Forest County residents and the schools they attended. The semi-permanent display room adjoins the kitchen with objects from the early telephone company, the lumber industry, farming, and moon shining.

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