Washburn Area Historical Society
Located in the second floor of the Washburn Cultural Center & Museum
13th Annual Tony Woiak History Festival – Winter 2023
Presented by the Washburn Area Historical Society
All events take place at the Harbor View Event Center
Tuesdays – 7:00pm
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January 10 – “Gikinoo’ Amaadiwin – We Gain Knowledge”
PBS documentary, narrated by Winona LaDuke, and produced/directed by Lorraine Norrgard, describes the traditional ways of education in Ojibwe communities before European contact by highlighting the role of elders.
January 24 – “Personal Stories of Health Care in Washburn’s History”
Come and hear the stories of health care in our community, and meet a few of the early and not so early doctors, nurses and other health care providers. Led by Doctor Donn Christensen and others.
February 7 – “Patsy’s is the Place!”
Join Gary Holman and musicians as they recount in story and song the rich history of Patsy’s Bar in Washburn.
February 21 – “The Andersons – Six Generations of Community Commitment!”
One of the few early family businesses to survive and flourish in Washburn despite fires and economic turmoil, beginning with Norwegian immigrants with only the clothes on their backs building a small grocery story. Presented by John Anderson.