Tours & School Groups Welcome

Three Fish, Two Skis, and a Wise Man

Hayward Trolley Tour, narrated by Greg Tikalsky

Four tours will be available on Friday, August 2, the weekend of the Lumberjack World Championships.  Wondering who the Wise Man is?  Or what happened that Hayward was the center of the largest manhunt in Wisconsin history?  These are just a couple of facts that will be uncovered on this guided, non-stop tour of Hayward.  Each tour is 45-60 minutes in length.  Hop aboard a vintage trolley, as we wind our way through historic Hayward’s city streets and reveal its colorful past and present.

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Scout troops, church and youth groups, and others are all encouraged to come to the Sawyer County Historical Museum for tours. Make a trip to Museum part of your next family reunion to other gatherings. Please call (715) 634-8053 to schedule an appointment.

Educational and Knowledge Resources

The Historical Society maintains an extensive collection of CDs, tapes, old newspapers and books available for your research project about the Sawyer County area. An alphabetical listing of births, deaths and marriages has been compiled by Pat Clough from old newspapers as well. To make some of these resources available, Bruce Meyers has compiled a list from the papers which has been transferred to the Museum’s computer by Ray Richter. Many of these items are made available free to the public for research purposes. Museum staff is also willing to conduct research on your behalf for a fee. Call (715) 634-8053 for more information or drop us an email through our convenient online contact form.

Museum Gift Shop

The Gift Shop located at the Sawyer County Historical Society sells books by local authors, photos and other items. Eldon Marple’s historic compilation “History of the Hayward Lakes Region (Part 1)” is also for sale online. To obtain your copy, please enclose a check for $12.95, plus $2 shipping and handling, made payable to the Sawyer County Historical Society to P.O. Box 384, Hayward, Wisconsin 54843.

Visitors can also stop by the Museum during regular business hours to check out other merchandise for sale as well.