The Apostle Islands are full of nature’s beauty, wildlife and adventure. The Islands also have a rich and varied human history. This summer, as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the park, we will be exploring that history with a little help from some friends: large, nearly life-sized standing poster board images of lighthouse keepers, sailors, ship captains, fishers, island lovers and more.
Each cutout will ask you a question, present a mystery of island history, and offer you a QR code. Point your cell phone camera at the QR Code on the sign and follow the link to learn the answer to that History Mystery. It’s fun for all ages and educational.
Look for our History Mystery cutouts popping up in local shops, on the ferry, in the parks, all over the Bayfield area.
Right now our first three History Mystery cutouts are waiting for you at three of our business partners, Howl downtown, Adventure Club Brewing and Keeper of the Light in Bayfield. Have fun! But hurry. We hear these historical figures won’t hang out in one place for very long.
We’ll be introducing new History Mysteries and new cutouts all summer long. When you find one, take a selfie and share it with us on our Facebook page. Have a great summer. And as always, we invite you to join us at Friendsoftheapostleislands.org to support the protection of the islands, their beauty, their adventure, their wildlife, and their history.