The Oulu Cultural and Heritage Center, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit dedicated to the preserving and sharing of Oulu area history.
The Heritage Center complex at the Palo Homestead in the township of Oulu, Wisconsin is operated by a Board of Directors in partnership with the Oulu Historical Society and a staff of volunteers. The Palo homestead has been on the National and State Registers for Historic Places since 2002. Other buildings continue to be added and restored at the site.
The one-room Fairview school-originally from Tripp and later the old South Shore High School music room-is in the final phase of restoration and will be ready for use with the summer school program.
The collection of nine restored community buildings provide an authentic backdrop for exhibits, tours, educational programs and other special events. Most recently, the John Aho homestead house from Maple has been moved to the center and renovation will begin soon and this third-and oldest-home on the site should be completed for the 2018 season.
The Heritage Center complex is open to the public at scheduled times throughout the summer months, as well as for special events, workshops and private tours. Regular summer hours are from 12:00-4:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays from Memorial Day through Labor Day. An annual Oulu Fest is sponsored in the fall each year.
Throughout the year, the Center also hosts coffee and conversation on Wednesdays from 10-12:00. Special events are publicized in local media, social media, community bulletin boards and through community partnerships. Special tours can be arranged At this time, there is no admission fee, but donations are very welcome!
For more information:
Address: 71055 Muskeg Rd, Iron River, WI 54891
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