The Forest County Potawatomi Cultural Center, Library and Museum was primarily created to educate the public with a permanent exhibit outlining significant historical events and to pass the culture and traditions of the Bodewadmi to the next generations.
The core of the museum is our collection of historical and contemporary photographs, audio/video, books, treaties, manuscripts, language material and other memorabilia.
Services offered to the community include:
- Language and cultural class instruction
- Historical photograph reproduction and repair
- Native American DVD rental and gift shop sales
- 4000 library books on the history and culture of the Great Lakes Indians
- Tribal newspapers of Wisconsin tribes and Potawatomi bands
Research services include:
- Archived state and local records
- Family charting, maps, etc.
Call ahead for class offerings and other information.
Forest County Potawatomi Library
The Forest County Potawatomi Library is a tribally-owned and operated public library. Our collection focuses exclusively on Native Studies, with an emphasis on the Potawatomi Nation and the tribes of the Great Lakes region. We also have a non-circulating research library which consists of reference materials and a rare book collection. We are located in the upper level of the Museum building.
Regular Hours of Operation
Monday -Thursday 7 am - 5 pm
If you have special research needs or want to inquire about our collection, please call 715-478-4841.
Books and CD's are loaned for four weeks and may be renewed twice by phone/e-mail. (Total borrowing time of 3 months.)
Videos and DVD's are loaned for one week. Educational titles are free. Entertainment titles are $3 per week. Movies may be renewed twice by phone/e-mail, but the borrower will incur the additional weekly charge for entertainment titles. (Total borrowing time of 3 weeks.)
For more information about the Forest County Potawatomi Library please call 715-478-4841.
Forest County Potawatomi Gift Shop
Opening Hours for the Gift Shop: Monday-Thursday 7 am - 11 am and 12 pm - 5 pm
The gift shop has a wide variety of items such as; Baskets, Paintings, Jewelry, Clothing and more! We carry authentic Native American items are that selected from Native American Artisans local and regional. So when you come to visit and you can bring some Native American culture home!