FREDERIC -- The Frederic Area Historical Society will be serving pie, ice cream and refreshments at the 1901 Frederic Soo Line Depot from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 20. The pie and ice cream social is one of two annual fundraisers that help to fund the operation of the Frederic Area Museum and keep Frederic’s history alive.
Tour a Soo Line wide-vision caboose that is on display, check out a log cabin built in 1885, see Frederic’s last phone booth on display, or what Frederic’s first library looked like. A new exhibit features Ted Oeffler’s hand carved folk-art displays.
The Frederic Area Museum is open weekends in downtown Frederic from Memorial Day weekend into late September, and has many items on display connected to the history of the area and the Soo Line railroad that developed Northwest Wisconsin at the start of the last century. Admission to the museum is free.
For more information on the Frederic Area Historical Society, how to become a member, or volunteer a little time to preserve the history of Frederic, call 715-327-4158 or check out the Depot link at fredericwi.com.