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Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is poised to open for its third season on Saturday May 26.  We just need to move some cardboard boxes out of the way, do a bit of dusting, and make sure there’s plenty of toilet paper in the biffy . . . then we should be good to go! Chik-Wauk will be open every day from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. from May 26 – October 21.

Got opening day down on your calendar?


But there’s a whole lot of other dates you’ll want to write down before you set aside your pen . . .

On Saturday, June 2, Chik-Wauk will be hosting several events in conjunction with the Boreal Birding and Northern Landscapes Festival. All events at Chik-Wauk start on the museum’s front porch and are free and open to the public. Come to one or come to all. We’d love to have you there!

Chik-Wauk Boreal Birding Events

Saturday, June 2nd

  • 7 a.m. Warber Hike with Gunflint Trail birder Kate Kelnberger  on Chik-Wauk’s grounds
  • 2 p.m. Common Loon Presentation – Loon enthusiast and non-game wildlife volunteer for the MN DNR, Phyllis Sherman, will present on Minnesota’s state bird: the Common Loon. Meet on Chik-Wauk’s front porch. Chik-Wauk’s bay hosts a loon nesting platform; chances are, you’ll get to see nesting loon family during Phyllis’s talk!
  • 3 p.m. Breeding Bird Atlas Presentation and Hike Local birder Jeremy Ridlbauer is active with the Minnesota Breeding Bird Atlas volunteer project and will talk briefly about the project. Afterwards, he’ll lead participants on birding hike along Chik-Wauk trails

Gunflint Trail Historical Society meeting dates for 2012 season

All meetings 1:30 p.m. at the Gunflint Lodge Conference Center

  • June 11
  • July 9
  • August 13
  • September 10

GTHS Special Event Fundraisers

  • June 18, noon,  Annual Fish Fry Lunch (Chik-Wauk grounds)
  • August 11, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Pie and Ice Cream Social (Chik-Wauk front porch)
  • September 8, TBA, Hungry Jack Lake Home tour (TBA)

Naturalist Presentations

Free and Open to the Public

Thursdays, 3 p.m., June 21 – August 23: U.S. Forest Service Ranger Presentations on Chik-Wauk front porch as part of the Becoming a Boundary Waters Family program.

Sundays, 2 p.m., June 24 – August 25: Sunday Walks and Talks series with local naturalists and historians. Meet on Chik-Wauk front porch.

Check out our events page on Facebook for the most comprehensive look at all of Chik-Wauk’s upcoming events.  If you’re not on Facebook, you can also find limited information on our calendar of events page. Call us at 218-388-9915 or email at any time for more information.

See you around this summer!

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