Welcome to the
Mishicot Historical Museum and Research Center
Our community has been here since the mid-1800's, beginning as a sawmill town and pioneer farming center. The museum exhibits will take you through some of the history of our area. Enjoy your visit.The museum is a volunteer project of the Thematic / Historical Committee of M.A.G.I.C. (Mishicot Area Growth and Improvement Committee), founded in 1985.The museum building was constructed as a two-room school in 1874-75. Daniel Smith, one of the first settlers in Mishicot, donated the land for its construction, on the site where the later brick "Old School" now stands. Construction of the one-story white frame building was by F. Quisdorf, the lowest bidder. Original cost was $1,000, half paid immediately from tax revenues, and the rest borrowed at 7% over a 4-year period.The building was used as a school for 32 years. In 1905 it was moved up the hill to its present location when the first portion of the brick "Old School" was constructed. The frame building then became the Mishicot Town Hall, undergoing some remodeling in 1929, and continuing to serve as the town (and sometimes village) hall until 1976. It was thereafter used as a village garage and storage building, and was restored during 1989-90.