Special Event

Commemoration of the Treaty of 1854

Saturday, September 28, 2019 - Sunday, September 29, 2019


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Treaty of 1854


Learn about the history of the Treaty of 1854, which established the first Ojibwe reservations in Wisconsin and stipulated the rights of the Ojibwe to hunt, gather, and fish in the ceded territories. This special event commemorates the Treaty of 1854, which was signed at LaPointe, on Madeline Island.  Special activities will be featured during the weekend event.   


Madeline Island Museum
Madeline Island Museum, 226 Colonel Woods Ave
La Pointe, WI 54850-0009

Location Information

The museum, composed of three historic island structures and the modern Capser Center, contains exhibits detailing Wisconsin history from 17th-century exploration and the era of the fur trade to the arrival of summer tourists, known as cottagers, in the early 20th century.

Accessibility Information

Reasonable accommodations will be made for individuals requiring wheelchairs for mobility. Call ahead to make arrangements.