looking up at 4 pine trees against clear blue sky
black and white wisconsin logging museum logo, state of wisconsin in front of cut log background
black and white wisconsin logging museum logo, state of wisconsin in front of cut log background
old logging photo, black and white, logging crew gathered outside in front of cabin

STAFF DIRECTORY

 

Executive Director: Rachel Lange

 

Administrative Assistant: Allyson Deering 

Guides

Becky Mattson   Fred Theiste   John Vonasek

The History of WLM

two black and white profile photos of balding white men

Our Founding 
1931-1936

In 1931 Dr. Roy E. Mitchell and Dr. E.C. Murphy sought to preserve the legacy of the Chippewa Valley's logging industry. An industry that built the city of Eau Claire, and in the 19th century supplied more lumber than anywhere else in the country.  In 1933, using lumber donated from Dr. Mitchell's land and with the help of men who had worked in the lumber camps, the Kiwanis Club built a replica of a cook's shanty and bunkhouse in Carson Park. In 1934, the camp was opened and in 1936 the camp was given to the city of Eau Claire.

Board of Directors 

President: Gordon Wall

Vice President: Earl Holzman

Secretary: Kaylynn Stahlbusch

Treasurer: Nick Goeman 

 

Members at Large

Matthew Hanaman

Curt Van Auken

Benny Anderson

Fred Roadt

Mary Spies

Larry Doyle

green and brown outlines of pine trees, various sizes
green and brown outlines of pine trees, various sizes
green and brown outlines of pine trees, various sizes
green and brown outlines of pine trees, various sizes
green and brown outlines of pine trees, various sizes
green and brown outlines of pine trees, various sizes
green and brown outlines of pine trees, various sizes
green and brown outlines of pine trees, various sizes
green and brown outlines of pine trees, various sizes