Wisconsin Historical Society
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017
La Pointe, Wis. – On July 4, enjoy a true slice of Americana as you celebrate Independence Day at the Madeline Island Museum. Voted one of the best hometown Fourth of July celebrations in America, this day-long event is fun and family-friendly.
“This annual Fourth of July celebration is a tradition on Madeline Island,” said Keldi Merton, site director at the Madeline Island Museum. “Each year, island residents and visitors gather on the green in front of the Museum to take part in the day’s festivities.”
This day-long event starts with a festive parade that will kick off at 10:30am from the Marina and end just past the Madeline Island Museum. After the parade, island residents and visitors gather on the green in front of the museum where they are treated to a special program, speeches and parade awards that is planned and presented by island residents. Other events are featured on the island throughout the day, culminating with fireworks off the ferry dock at sunset.
The parade, speeches, music and fireworks are free and open to the public. The Madeline Island Museum will be open from 10:00am to 5:00pm. All Wisconsin Historical Society members receive free admission to the museum. Admission for adults (age 18 and over) is $8, Seniors (age 65 and over) $7, Children under the age of 17 are free. For more information visit www.madelineislandmuseum.org or call 715-747-2415.
About Madeline Island Museum
Founded in 1958 the Madeline Island Museum tells the story about Madeline Island and surrounding region. Owned and operated by the Wisconsin Historical Society since in 1969, the Madeline Island Museum is located in La Pointe, Wisconsin. Open 7 days a week, 10-5:00 p.m. the Museum is located ½ block from the ferry dock. Visit www.madelineislandmuseumfriends.org for a complete list of 2016 Programs & Events or call 715-747-2415 for more information.
About Wisconsin Historical Society
The Wisconsin Historical Society, founded in 1846, ranks as one of the largest, most active and most diversified state historical societies in the nation. As both a state agency and a private membership organization, its mission is to help people connect to the past by collecting, preserving and sharing stories. The Wisconsin Historical Society serves millions of people every year through a wide range of sites, programs and services. For more information, visit wisconsinhistory.org.