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Drift back through history this summer as “Passport in Time” volunteer at beautiful, nostalgic Forest Lodge estate in Hayward, Wisconsin

Contact(s): Ginger Molitor, 715-634-4821 x2327

Forest Lodge with visitors.HAYWARD, Wis., June 1, 2018 – Drift back through history this summer at picturesque, historic Forest Lodge estate in Hayward as a volunteer in the “Passport in Time” program. Get a hands-on immersion in historic work; go behind the scenes of Forest Lodge and explore the past as you learn.

There are projects at the guest house, pump house, steam shed, and boat house. You might be able to help build a new, accessible pathway to the boat house. You might help improve retaining walls; remove or re-install new glass; or sand and paint interiors, eaves, and sashes of this remarkable building. Volunteers will also help repair and replace log siding; clean and seal door frames, and more.   

More opportunities are available. There will be a need for help in developing an interpretive exhibit at the Cow Palace; cataloging and interpreting historic artifacts; further developing the walking tour of historic buildings; or investigating the historic significance of the Griggs Burke family.

This historic preservation work will be done in conjunction with and under supervision of Historicorps.

Forest Lodge is located at 22330 Garmisch Road, Cable, WI  54821.

To register to volunteer, please go to the Passport in Time website at:  http://www.passportintime.com/forest-lodge-rehabilitation-2018.html.

For more information about the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest please visit our website at www.fs.usda.gov/CNNF, follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/CNNF002, and/or like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CNNF002.


The mission of the U.S. Forest Service, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is to sustain the health, diversity and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. The agency manages 193 million acres of public land, provides assistance to state and private landowners, and maintains world-renowned forestry research and wildland fire management organizations. National forests and grasslands contribute more than $30 billion to the American economy annually and support nearly 360,000 jobs. These lands also provide 30 percent of the nation’s surface drinking water to cities and rural communities; approximately 60 million Americans rely on drinking water that originated from the National Forest System.


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