Crivitz-Stephenson Historical Society Museum

6-25-16

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.

Crivitz Historical Society Museum description

Crivitz-Stephenson Historical Society Museum

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!

Al and Ellie Karman Land benefactors for Crivitz museum

Judge F. Bartels names Crivitz after Crivitz, Germany.

Judge F. Bartels-Crivitz namer

A view at the entrance.

Panorama of Crivitz museum

Here are some of the many displays.

Some milk bottles when Crivitz used to bottle milk.

Crivitz Hillside Milk

Living Room display in early 1900’s. Notice large radio on the right.

Living Room display at Crivitz Museum

Schoolroom display

Schoolroom display at Crivitz Museum

Vintage women’s fashions

Womens fashion display at Crivitz museum

Kitchen and dining room

Kitchen and Dining Room display in Crivitz

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.

Piggly Wiggly 100+ Years in Crivitz

Piggly Wiggly and Subway in Crivitz

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.

Logging Museum building in Crivitz

Railroad Cars with wood in Crivitz

Logging camp in Crivitz

Peshitigo Logging Cabin at Crivitz

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.

Logging Camp info

The last building is lovingly called “Honeymoon Cabin”.

Honeymoon Cabin in Crivitz

Honeymoon Cabin in Memory of Doris Allen

 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.

Ahle's Resort location on Lake Noquebay

This is a photo from the resort, you can see this cabin in the middle of the photo between two trees.

Ahle's Resort photo Honeymoon Cabin in middle

Other views inside cabin.

Inside Honeymoon Cabin in Crivitz

This concludes our visit to the Crivitz-Stephenson Historical Society Museum.  We had a good time and our hosts were wonderful!

 

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