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Making Change Possible while remembering the past

Founded in 1983, Mille Lacs Lake Museum & Historical Society has made tremendous impact thanks to the help of members and volunteers in the Mille Lacs Lake Area.  The core of our work lies in the continuous passion and dedication to keeping history of the towns around the lake known.     

Please join us by supporting our efforts to preserve the memories of our past.

Help us celebrate 40 years!

Our Services


Team Work

The MLLHS is a member of the Mille Lacs History Alliance, an informal venture made with the Mille Lacs County Historical Society in Princeton and the Milaca Area Historical Society in Milaca. The three groups cooperate to staff and provide displays for the Mille Lacs County Fair and to consolidate relations with the county.


Preserving the past

We are working on following the MN Museum preservation guidelines, to document and categorize all of the items in the museum, from towns around the lake.  This will allow the history in the area to be preserved accurately for the future to enjoy



Volunteers are the what makes the Museum a success and donations are appreciated.  Please share your talents with us in any of these areas:  *Help during special events,* Work a shift when open, * Help with spring cleanup * work on Displays,  Clerical help, other talents you may have

The success of the museum depends on donations of time by members and volunteers

Please share your talents by saying you will


   __ Help during a special event                            __  Help organize and display items

  __  Work a shift on Saturdays open                     __  Clerical Help

  __ Help with Spring Cleanup in May                   __  Maintenance assistance

  -- I can help by __________________


Please email us and let us know you want to help   : 

Mille Lacs Lake, as we know it today, has had many names dating back to early 1800's.   On documented Historical Maps, it can been found as

Mille Lac, Minni Sagaigoning, Spirit Lake and finally Misi-zaaga'igan.  

No matter what the name, this lake has been an vital part of the communities that have bordered it. 


Annual Membership/ Volunteer/ Donation Form

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Contact Us

405 W Main St, PO Box 42, Isle, MN 56342, USA

President Gerry Wollum:

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