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Getting ready for the season ahead

In just a month, Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center will open its doors to start its fourth season of sharing the cultural and natural history of the Gunflint Trail with area residents and visitors. During 2013, Chik-Wauk will be open every day from Saturday, May 25 – Sunday, October 20, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day. Admission rates are $3 for adults, $2 for children ages 5-18, and GTHS members and children under five free.

In the month leading up to opening day, Chik-Wauk staff is busily preparing. We’re starting to receive gift shop orders and are excited to be offering a number of new items in our gift shop and bookstore. As always, we strive to keep a local focus in our shop, with many items coming from local artists and Minnesota companies.

We’re also putting the finishing touches on a temporary exhibit about the Boostrom family of Clearwater Lodge. The exhibit will be on display for this season only, so don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn about a fascinating Gunflint Trail pioneer family.

We’re piecing together a busy schedule of special events and naturalist programs this year. You can view our full naturalist program schedule for the season here. Many special events, including a chamber music concert fundraiser in August and, of course, the annual fish fry luncheon in June and Labor Day pie and ice cream social are planned as well. Check out all of the Gunflint Trail Historical Society special events, including a meeting schedule, here.

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