O-BHS Archives Committee
Mon. May, 20, 2013, 1 p.m.
to 4 p.m. at Jim Pellman. All interested in
preserving history are welcome.
The next Archives session will
be Monday, June 3, 2013
O-BHS Board Meeting
Wed. July, 10, 2013,
Eskolin House on the Windmill grounds.
O-BHS General Meeting
Wed. June, 12, 2013,
6:00p.m., at the
Lake Nebagamon Auditorium
Program: Old-Brule History and plans.
New members welcome.
Light refreshments and a short business meeting will follow the
Dead line for articles for the June 2013 issue of
Thursday, May, 16,
and Work day Meeting
To be announced.
Any one wanting to service on the Windmill Committee, please
contact Brian Paulson Committee Chairman.
New Members and Visitors are Always WELCOME!
links to the following:
Volunteer Hours cards for present year 2012
- 2013 previous year 2011-2012 See Members Services page.
Annual dues are now due for 2012-2013, for present
E-mail address for Old-Brule Heritage Society
For quicker response to
questions and for additional information.
Please Read the New
(click on Newsletter for a PDF
Great Summer Gifts.
All items available including T- Shirts and Sweat shirts.
(The new light blue cap with Windmill picture, see Order Form
for other colors.)
"The Davidson Windmill"
A brief history of the man Jacob (Tapola) Davidson, the land
where he settled and Windmill that he built.
Cost $10.00 including shipping.
To view the Front and Back covers, please click on
Mail order request to
"Old-Brule Heritage Society Inc."
P.O. Box 24
Maple, WI 54854
Please click on the
Order Form pages
for a PDF form
of all available merchandise items and details on
price and shipping information.
We also have some Limited size and color of
clothing on sale. Please click on "Limited
sizes" for a special order form.
Calendars the new
2013 Old-Brule Heritage Society, History Photo Calendar,
available for $8.00
Please click on the
Gift items page
information on merchandise, and Calendar Sales locations.
Click on Windmill picture to
read the Davidson Windmill Story.
Davidson Windmill and The Eskolin Log House
(Tours take about 30 minutes to 1 hour, pending your
interest in history, and the working of the Windmill.)
Tours are available for groups upon request,
Please contact Dennis Hill, OBHS
2012 Tour plans:
Windmill and Eskolin house tours
Monthly Tours dates:
Saturday, July. 20, 2013, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Events Page for the next scheduled dates for Windmill and Eskolin
For the comfort and safety of our guests, a Memorial walkway
has been built from the Davidson Windmill to the Eskolin Log
House. The dark brick pavers on each side, will carry the names
of donors. These donations will be used for the completion of
the walkway and for the maintaining of the Windmill property. Names
may be placed on the dark brick pavers as Memorials
for a donation of $15.00
See Paver Order Form for more details, please
press "Memorial Walkway"
, for a pdf copy of the Order form.
Old-Brule Heritage Society
is an all volunteer group.
no paid staff, answers to questions and responses to
sending gift items may take a little longer.
See Members Services page
The Story of the Old-Brule Heritage Society
The Old-Brule Heritage Society, Inc.
was founded in 1998 by a group of historically minded community
leaders from all walks of life who recognized that more needed
to be done to preserve the disappearing history and heritage of
the small rural dairy communities in northern Douglas County,
Wisconsin. They began meeting in the region's town and village
halls, and once organized, sought affiliation with the Wisconsin
Historical Society through its Office of Local History. They
began collecting historical documents and materials and
established an archive located in the Maple Community Center,
near the center of the original boundaries of the old town of
Brule and close to modern Northwestern High School which,
beginning with its Class of 1950, had begun serving the
educational needs in the same communities. Now, after over a
decade of service to the region, the society works hard to care
for the national historical landmark Davidson Windmill, and for
the documents, photos and records of those local communities and
individuals who thrived near the South Shore of Lake Superior,
and who continue to call area farms and forests their home.
Please check out the resources of this web-site. OBHS stands
ready to share with you the region's history, and the task of
preserving it for the generations to come.