Bangor and Area Historical Society Museum
1525 Commercial Street
Bangor, WI 54614
Accessibility: No. Call ahead to make arrangements.
Web site: www.historicbangor.com
Description: Preserving local history is the central mission of the Bangor and Area Historical Society. As part of this mission, the Society seeks to educate the public about this history in its various forms. The Historical Society’s museum, a brick structure completed on Main Street in 1898, was formerly a harness shop, the site of the Bangor Independent newspaper as well as a variety store, among many other businesses. The variety store's candy counter is among the many artifacts preserved by the Bangor and Area Historical Society. The museum has four display windows, with rotating exhibits. The newly remodeled museum welcomes all visitors. The Society offers viewers ten virtual on-line exhibits on the village of Bangor, Rockland and Middle Ridge, all accessible on www.historicbangor.com
The museum's regular hours are Wednesday, 1:00-3:00 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon from May through October. Appointments can be made by calling Gregory Wegner at (608)-486-4701 or Berdine Freit at (608) 486-2903. The old Baptist Church of Bangor on Badger Street, originally constructed during the Civil War, is the second building maintained by the Historical Society. Preservation of these buildings is one of the Society's main objectives.