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Nonprofits of the Northwoods: Showcasing the Past While Documenting the Present

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Archeologists believe people first passed through the Northwoods 12,000 years ago, hunting large mammals as they traveled north.

More recently, settlers came to Eagle River on the quest for timber. Tourists followed not far behind.

The Eagle River Historical Society preserves and displays all of this information at their two museums and through a variety of tours and programming.

Listen to the full interview with President Karen Sailer to learn more about how the organization is showcasing history and documenting the present.

WXPR’s Nonprofits of the Northwoods spotlights organizations in our area that are working to strengthen the community – whether that’s by lending a hand to someone in need, educating about the arts, or caring for the environment.

Erin Gottsacker worked at WXPR as a Morning Edition host and reporter from December 2020 to January 2023. During her time at the station, Erin reported on the issues that matter most in the Northwoods.
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