- The yellow Historical Society Museum on Pelham Street looks like many houses here in Rhinelander, but step through the doorway and see early 1900's history packed from wall to wall.
The Historical Society Museum will have an open house Saturday from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Pieces of Rhinelander's past are preserved inside the house.
Some of those items include a black and white photo of the original hodag, a drum from the old paper mill marching band, and a dining room set made by the Rhinelander Boat Company.
Not only are those items inside the house artifacts, so is the house itself.
"If the walls were empty there would be stories and neat things to see here. You take that, just the neat house and then of course fill it up with all of the items, every room is just a multitude of stories of different items that are in it," said Vice President of the Rhinelander Historical Society Bill Vancos.
Saturday's open house is the kick-off for the 25 for 25 year-long campaign.
It has been 25 years since the house was modeled to look like the early 1900s, and the goal is to raise
$25,000 to give the old house some TLC.
The house needs painting, shingles, and air-conditioning.
"So many families have donated so many of their items or loaned items here and we need to make sure that we are taking care of them," said Vancos.
The Historical Society will have apple cider and Halloween candy for visitors of all ages.
Admission is free, but donations are always welcome.
|Story By: Natalie Cardona