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

 

Executive 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: Earl Holzman
Vice President: Benny Anderson

Secretary: Kaylynn Winegar
Treasurer: Nick Goeman 
 
Members at Large
Matthew Hanaman
Curt Van Auken
Lindsey Kohls

Melissa Peterson
Fred Roadt
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