Chik-Wauk Museum Community Efforts Earn Award
The Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center collected a “Community Effort” award from the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota this September. Betty Hemstad, past president and museum chairperson for the Gunflint Trail Historical Society accepted the award on behalf of the Gunflint Trail Historical Society and US Forest Service. The award honors the hundreds of volunteers who worked to convert the lodge into a museum exploring the cultural and natural history of the Gunflint Trail.
The museum, which opened in July 2010 and was profiled in the June-July 2010 issue of Northern Wilds, sits 55 miles up the Gunflint Trail. It is housed in the former Chik-Wauk Lodge, built in 1934. More information at www.chikwauk.com.