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Sun, 10/11/2015 - 2:11pm

Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Centers last day is Sunday the 18 of October.

I enjoyed my first season being here at Chik-Wauk Museum. You never know who is going to walk through that big sturdy door, every day I learn some new history about the Gunflint Trail.

May started out this year digging trenches and having the cement pads poured for the new nature center and the administration building.    


In June we had the addition of Fluff & Duff to the neighborhood. I am sure they have already headed south for the winter they are missing such beautiful weather this October. Our second annual Shrimp Boil was a huge hit.

July we celebrated the tenth anniversary of the formation of The Gunflint Trail Historical Society and the fifth anniversary that Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center has been open with a very special sit down dinner that was catered by Guest Chef Carol Valentini of Valentini Vicino Lago.

August brought back the poplar Gunflint Woods, Winds and Strings with an afternoon of chamber music. It has been such a great event hopefully we will have it again next season.

With the threat of rain and wind we moved the Pie & Ice Cream Social indoors to the new Nature Center, thankfully the weather turned out to be another wonderful day and I believe we had over 36 pies donated for the event.

We also had guest speakers come up throughout the summer to talk about the Northwoods Archeology Projects, Wild Edibles & Invasive Species. Every Tuesday during the summer we had Kid’s Day at Chik-Wauk, we offered a variety of hands-on activities all related to the unique-history and nature of the Gunflint Trail. All of these programs you can find on either the Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Centers website or The Gunflint Trail Historical Society’s website.

Sunday, October 18 will be the last day that Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center will be open for the 2015 season. We are open daily from 10 am to 5 pm.

Next season when we open the doors on May 28 we will be happy to show off our new Nature Center as well as the temporary exhibit on Birds of the Northwoods.

An end to a great season is the pretty fall colors by Earl Falls (that is what a few people call it) located by the Seagull Guard Station.

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