Lake of the Torches recently presented the Eagle River Historical Society with a $500 check to help with the construction of a new museum that will showcase the rich history of the Eagle River area. The historical society is currently fundraising to renovate part of Camp Tecumseh, built in the 1940s, to house a new museum featuring the society’s large collection of historical artifacts related to the Eagle River area. The building, with its rustic pine interior and arched beams, will house exhibits that will interpret the contributions of area veterans to our nation’s conflicts, the numerous resorts and camps that began starting in the latter part of the 19 “Lake of the Torches is very happy to help the historical society in its efforts to build a new venue to tell the history of northern Wisconsin. It is important that residents and tourists alike understand the history of the Northwoods and the stories that make the area such a unique location to visit and live,” said Lake of the Torches Resort Casino’s Director of Marketing Leana Schlecht. Situated on the shores of Pokegama Lake and nestled in Wisconsin’s Northwoods, the Lake of the Torches Resort Casino has a feel of a classic Northern retreat and reflects its Ojibwe culture and heritage. The casino has over 800 slot machines (including a nonsmoking area), seven blackjack tables, a three-card poker table and three Texas Hold’Em poker tables along with Roulette and Craps tables, a high-stakes Bingo Hall seating up to 500 persons, the Woody’s Bar and Grill and the Eagle’s Nest Restaurant. The hotel has 101 well–appointed rooms, the Dancing Waters Lounge and the Woodlands Oasis pool area. The 8,500 square-foot Convention Center with the Hall of Nations offers an outstanding venue for entertainment, receptions, trade shows, meetings, presentations and seminars.
Photo caption: Pictured left to right are Lake of the Torches’ Director of Marketing Leana Schlecht, Eagle River Historical Society Vice President and Development Chairperson Karen Sailer and Lake of the Torches’ Chief Executive Officer Bill Guelcher.
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