Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature Center Open for the Season
Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature Center Opens July 10
Chik-Wauk campus will open on Friday, July 10.
Due to COVID-19 the Gunflint Trail Historical Society will have in place policies that will be required by the staff, volunteers, and visitors to follow while on the Chik-Wauk Campus.
• Face mask will be required to be worn in all buildings, we know it is a hassle but we are doing the mask thing for your safety!
• Guidelines regarding keeping 6 feet apart while in buildings
• Limit amount of visitors in each building at a time- be patient you may have to wait to get in
• Sanitizer stations will be available upon entry to each building
• If anyone in your party feels sick, please stay home
• Strict cleaning & sanitizing schedules will be followed
More up to date information can be found on the Chik-Wauk website, www.chikwauk.com.
The hiking trails are open at this time but we ask visitors to follow social distancing guidelines outdoors. CDC states to avoid groups larger than 10 and stay 6 feet apart on the trails to help slow the spread of COVID-19. You may access the trails by parking your vehicle out by the main gate, please do not block the driveway. There will be hiking trail maps provided by the gate.
Thank you for your continued support through these unprecedented times.
The temporary exhibit for 2019 was such a great topic it was requested to keep it up for another season. The exhibit was a story of two men that had lived on the Gunflint Trail, Tommy Banks and Billy Needham. Tommy Banks, a bootlegger and gangster from Minneapolis was active during the days of prohibition. Billy Needham lived on Bearskin and Hungry Jack Lake and became known for his diamond willow lodge furniture and hand drawn maps. The two men became friends on the shores of Hungry Jack Lake. On loan from Mary and Gary Connell, who own Tommy Banks cabin that was built in the 1930's. The Connell's have compiled newspaper articles, photographs, and artifacts from the life of Tommy Banks and his cabin caretaker, Billy Needham. Their grandson John Hutchinson, has spent much time at his grandparent’s cabin on Hungry Jack Lake learning about the gangster Tommy Banks and his close friend Billy Needham.
When you are able to visit, the Gunflint Trail Historical Society will do everything possible to make your visit to the Campus enjoyable and secure.
Date & Time
July 10, 2020
10:00AM - 5:00PM
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center 28 Moose Pond Drive Grand Marais 55604 MN US https://www.boreal.org/businesses/mn-grand-marais-chik-wauk-museum-and-nature-center
Adults $5, Children $2 (5 - 18), under 4 Free