Street Address
8500 County Road U
Danbury, WI 54830
Mailing Address
8500 County Road U
Danbury, WI 54830
phone: 715-866-8890
e-mail: fahp@centurytel.net
web: theforts.org
Hours
Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend
Sunday, Wednesday - Saturday10 AM - 4 PM
Rest of Year
Monday - Saturday10 AM - 3 PM
Admissions
There is no admission charge to the grounds but fees are charged for tours of the Fur Posts and other events.
Services
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Staff
Dianne Gravesen, Society President
Steve Wierschem, Director
phone: 715-866-8890
Sue Long, Gift Shop Manager
phone: 715-866-8890

Description

The Burnett County Historical Society is located at Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park - an 80 acre site with an authentic, restored 1802-1804 Fur Post and a Woodland Indian Village. The Society manages the Historic Site as well as a History Library, restored 1800 school house and soon a logging museum.

Mission

The burnett County Historical Society at Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park provides educational opportunities to the public by researching, preserving, and teaching the history of Burnett County.

Artifacts Collections

  • Fur Trade items
  • Logging items
  • Native American items
  • other items relative to Burnett County

Research Collections

  • photographs
  • newspapers
  • obituaries
  • cemeteries
  • resorts
  • CCC camps
  • other documents

Educational Programs

Tours to the public of the Historic Site with interpreters dresses in period clothing. Other educational opportunities during the year vary. Clay oven classes.

Facilities

Performance Areas

Governance

The Society is governed by a 12 member plus 1 ex-officio member Board of Directors elected by the Society membership

Library

Access: General Public

Appointment required: Yes

Publications

Newsletter 3 times a year which includes an Annual report

ADA

Wheelchair Accessible

Services

We do have a licensed kitchen and serve meals/food during special events

Forts Folle Avoine's Gift Shop

Forts Folle Avoine's Gift Shop is located in the Visitor Center lobby. Come see the newly expanded gift shop and its great selection of fur-trade era items

Rental of Forts Folle Avoine's Outdoor Amphitheater

Forts Folle Avoine's Outdoor Amphitheater is just down the sidewalk from the Visitor Center and offers a 300 person capacity. Beautiful trees surround the Amphitheater and just the slightest murmur of Yellow River's timeless flow adds to the seemingly reverent ambiance. The Outdoor Amphitheater is a fantastic site for special events and is offered for rental at a very reasonable rate! During past seasons, weddings, dramatic presentations, musical events, church services and even a "polka mass" have been held at the Forts Folle Avoine's amphitheater!

Gift Shop

Special Event Rental

Group Tours