|The public can get a sneak peek at the new White Lake Historical Center this weekend, when the facility and adjoining Depot Museum opens for the summer season.|
The two buildings will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cake, coffee and cider will be served and door prizes awarded.
The new historical center has been in the development and construction phases for months, since the White Lake Area Historical Society sold its previous building for use as a new community health care facility. Society members were assisted in the move—a massive undertaking—by students from White Lake High School.
George Rock, society president, said Saturday’s sneak peek will provide an excellent opportunity to come and visit and see what is happening at the center and museum.
“Preserving the history of the White Lake area and eastern Langlade County for current and future generations is the goal for the historical society,” Rock said. “This group is just over 20 years old and to see what it has accomplished is amazing.”
The museum and adjoining historical center will be open on Saturdays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Special viewings are also available by appointment.
Rock noted that the society is always encouraging others to become involved and volunteer in creating and setting up displays, assist with the three Music at the Depot events this summer, help out with landscaping and painting projects, or to be a docent.
To become involved, contact Rock and 715-882-4800, Judy Popelka at 715-882-3490 or Judy Peterson, 715-216-2450.
Young people from Silver Birch Ranch came to White Lake and volunteered their raking and lawn care service to the White Lake Area Historical Society and to several retired and older residents in White Lake. Part of the group is shown raking the lawn in front of the Depot Museum and White Lake Historical Center, which will open for the season on Saturday.