The Crivitz-Stephenson Historical Society Museum is located downtown and well worth the visit if you have a few extra hours. Read more about Crivitz history here. Admission is free but donations gratefully accepted.
We began our tour in the main building above, SO many displays! Al and Ellie Karman so generously donated the land for the museum, thank you!
Judge F. Bartels names Crivitz after Crivitz, Germany.
A view at the entrance.
Here are some of the many displays.
Some milk bottles when Crivitz used to bottle milk.
Living Room display in early 1900’s. Notice large radio on the right.
Vintage women’s fashions
Kitchen and dining room
The village Piggly Wiggly has provided food for the Crivitz area for over a century! Below is the store now. Owned by the Witt family still, going into the 4th generation.
There are two other buildings here, a docent will take you out to them and describe their history. This is the logging cabin, here you learn about the importance of the lumber industry here in the Crivitz area. It still is, as we saw rail cars loaded with logs downtown.
A highly detailed display of a logging camp. The one that was in Iron Mountain, MI is shown here. Here is some information about the model.
The last building is lovingly called “Honeymoon Cabin”.
I had never heard of that term before. It is from the former Ahle’s Resort on Lake Noquebay and when it closed, it was moved here and still being restored. Read more about its history here. Here is where the resort once was, on the western side of the lake.
This is a photo from the resort, you can see this cabin in the middle of the photo between two trees.
Other views inside cabin.
This concludes our visit to the Crivitz-Stephenson Historical Society Museum. We had a good time and our hosts were wonderful!