THE MUSEUM REOPENS MAY 29, 2021!
The Frederic Area Historical Society begins its 31st year of bringing the history of Frederic to life at the Soo Line Depot/Museum on Saturday, May 29.
The 1901 Frederic Soo Line Depot is the last of its kind on what was once the major pipeline of commerce in this area through more than half of the last century--the railroad. The Soo Line railroad and logging started Frederic.
When the Soo Line abandoned rail service through Frederic in 1989, the Village acquired the depot, and entrusted its operation to the Frederic Area Historical Society.
In addition to the local history items archived in the depot, the original Frederic Library building, an immigrant’s log cabin from the late 1800’s, and Soo Line wide-vision caboose #137 are on display.
The depot/museum is open to the public from Memorial Day weekend through leaf season in the fall. Hours are 11 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., weekends, and holidays. There is no admission charged, but donations are welcome and help to fund the operation of the museum.
The Historical Society is always looking for new members to help share the past through volunteering at the museum. If you are interested or if have memorabilia for display please stop in or call 715-327-4158.