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Old-Brule Heritage Society

Founded in 1998 to Preserve and Share the Heritage of the Old-Brule Region

 

O-BHS Archives Committee  Meeting

Mon. Apr., 14, 2014, 1 p.m.

to 4 p.m. at  Jim Pellman.  All interested in preserving history are welcome.

 (Please call 715-363-2549 to confirm.)

The next Archives session will

be Monday, Apr., 28, 2014

 

 

O-BHS  General Meeting

Wed. Apr, 9, 2014, 6:00p.m.,

at Maple Community Center Program:

OBHS Members Dennis Hill and Jim Pellman will present "How the Logging Was Done."

A light lunch will precede the program. and a short business meeting, will follow the program.

New members welcome.

 

 

O-BHS Board Meeting

Wed. May, 14, 2014,

 4:30p.m.,  at the Eskolin house on the Windmill grounds.

 

 

Dead line for articles  for the June 2014 issue of O-BHS Newsletter 

is Friday, May, 23, 2014

 

Windmill Committee  and Work day Meeting

To be announced.

Any one wanting to service on the Windmill Committee, please contact Brian Paulson Committee Chairman.

 

New Members and Visitors are Always WELCOME!

 

Click on links to the following:



 


Douglas County
Historical Society

 


  

Volunteer Hours cards for present year 2013 - 2014 previous year 2012-2013  See Members Services page.

 

 

The Old-Brule Heritage Society

 is an all volunteer group.

With no paid staff,  answers to questions and responses to sending gift items may take a little longer.

 

 

E-mail address for  Old-Brule Heritage Society

Click on

info@oldbrule.org

For quicker response to

questions and for additional information.

 

Please Read the New

April, 2014

Newsletters

(click on Newsletter for a PDF copy)

 

Great Winter Gifts.

All items available including T- Shirts and Sweat shirts.

 

(The new light blue cap with Windmill picture, see Order Form for other colors.)

New

"The Davidson Windmill"

booklet

A brief history of the man Jacob (Tapola) Davidson, the land where he settled and Windmill that he built.

Cost $10.00 including shipping.

To view the Front and Back covers, please click on

 front or back covers.

Mail order request to

"Old-Brule Heritage Society Inc."

P.O. Box 24

Maple, WI  54854

 

Please click on the

 Order Form pages

 for a PDF form of all  available merchandise items and details on price and shipping information.

 

Calendars the new

2014 Old-Brule Heritage Society, History Photo Calendar, available for $8.00

Please click on the Gift items page  for information on  merchandise, and Calendar Sales locations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annual dues are now due for 2013-2014, for present members.


 

Click  on Windmill picture to read the Davidson Windmill Story.

 

Davidson Windmill and The Eskolin Log House tours.

(Tours take about 30 minutes to 1 hour, pending your interest in history, and the working of the Windmill.)

Tours are available for groups upon request,

Please contact Dennis Hill,  OBHS president at info@oldbrule.org

 

 

 2014 Tour plans:

Tours During the 2014

 

Midsummer Celebration

Friday, June 20, 2014,   Davidson Windmill Tours 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 21, 2014, Davidson Windmill Tours 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

        Scandinavian Dinner from 11:00am to 2:00pm.

 

 

Bayfield Apple Festival weekend.    

Friday, Oct. 3, 2014,   Davidson Windmill Tours 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, Davidson Windmill Tours 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

        Bake Sale on Saturday only.

Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, Davidson Windmill Tours 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

Windmill and Eskolin house tours

Monthly Tours dates:

Saturday, June, 21, 2014,   10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Saturday, July, 19, 2014,   10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Saturday, Aug.,  16, 2014,  10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Saturday, Sept., 20, 2014,  10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

See the Events Page for the next scheduled dates for Windmill and Eskolin house tours.

 

 

Memorial Walkway

 Donation Opportunities

 

For the comfort and safety of our guests, a Memorial walkway has been built from the Davidson Windmill to the Eskolin Log House. The dark brick pavers on each side, will carry the names of donors. These donations will be used for the completion of the walkway and for the maintaining of the Windmill property. Names may be placed on the dark brick pavers as Memorials for a donation of $15.00

See Paver Order Form for more details, please press "Memorial Walkway" , for a pdf copy of the Order form.

 

Membership Application
See Members Services page

 

 

   About Us

The Story of the Old-Brule Heritage Society

The Old-Brule Heritage Society, Inc. was founded in 1998 by a group of historically minded community leaders from all walks of life who recognized that more needed to be done to preserve the disappearing history and heritage of the small rural dairy communities in northern Douglas County, Wisconsin.  They began meeting in the region's town and village halls, and once organized, sought affiliation with the Wisconsin Historical Society through its Office of Local History.  They began collecting historical documents and materials and established an archive located in the Maple Community Center, near the center of the original boundaries of the old town of Brule and close to modern Northwestern High School which, beginning with its Class of 1950, had begun serving the educational needs in the same communities.  Now, after over a decade of service to the region, the society works hard to care for the national historical landmark Davidson Windmill, and for the documents, photos and records of those local communities and individuals who thrived near the South Shore of Lake Superior, and who continue to call area farms and forests their home.  Please check out the resources of this web-site.  OBHS stands ready to share with you the region's history, and the task of preserving it for the generations to come.

 

  Board of Directors  

 Dennis Hill,  Amnicon  , President

      Brian Paulson, Amnicon, 2nd V.P.

          Karin Colby,  Maple

  Earl Granroth, Lakeside, 1 V.P.

       Dan Bergsten, Poplar

          Hope Swenson, Lakeside

       Jim Pellman, Maple,  Secretary     

      Alice Christensen,  Amnicon

        Gary Luoma, Superior ,(Alternate) 

Paul Colby, Lakeside,  Treasurer   

     Mary Ann Gronquist, Parkland

          Doreen Swanson,  Brule,   

     

    

      
     

    Web site maintained by Earl Granroth

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