May 22, 2012
Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Day is a free event hosted by the Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Museum (WCHM) in Spooner, Wisconsin, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The second annual WCHM Canoe & Wooden Boat Show will be held in conjunction with Heritage Day, and anyone can apply to display canoes and canoe-related items, classic and modern, wooden boats of all shapes, sizes, and designs, and classic and vintage water and paddling-related items of interest. Exhibitors can include individuals, commercial entities, nonprofits, authors, government agencies, educators, crafters, and businesses whose products or services are relevant to boaters and wooden boats and canoes. There will be an open house and tours. And the Heritage Museum will unveil a new exhibit highlighting the life and work of J. Henry Rushton. While the first tours are winding their way through the exhibit hall, the celebration out front will continue with live music. The Porch Dogs will entertain from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and again from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. The event includes a beer garden, and brats and hotdogs served by folks from the Railroad Memories Museum. There also will be a Sunday paddle trip. Bring your canoe and a lunch and join the Paddle & Float Day Trip on Sunday, May 27, departing from the museum at 11 a.m. for a three-hour trip on a nearby stretch of quiet river. For more information, contact Jed Malischke at 715-635-2479 or jmalisch(at-sign)centurytel.net.