The Burnett County Historical Society
at Forts Folle Avoine
8500 County Road U
Danbury, WI 54830
The Burnett County Historical Society is a non-stock, non profit corporation organized under Chapter 181 and section 44.03 of the Wisconsin Statutes with 501-C-3 status. The organization is governed by a Board of Directors who are elected by the membership according to the By-Laws of the organization.
The BCHS was founded in 1945 and incorporated in the early 1979. In 1988 the Society assumed management of Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park.
The BCHS at Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park provides educational opportunities to the public by researching, preserving, and teaching the history of Burnett County. This is our mission.
In support of our mission the BCHS:
Conducts Living History tours to Historic Fur Trade Posts and Ojibwe Indian Village
Provides educational programs for schools
Organizes Fur Trade and Native American Displays
Creates Exhibits that Interpret Burnett County History
Operates a History Research Library
Stores historical records and artifacts from Burnett County
Financial support for these endeavors is provided by sponsors throughout the business community; in addition, our volunteers give generously of their time, talents, and resources. Very important to the Burnett County Historical Society, too, are its members!
Current goals of the Burnett County Historical Society include:
(1) Facilitate/enhance/expand educational opportunities related to the history of Burnett County and the fur trade era;
(2) Develop and maintain key partnerships;
(3) Establish and maintain financial stability to support our mission.
The Forts Folle Avoine is a Burnett County treasure!
However, we need your help...won't you join us? Click on Burnett County Historical Membership for more information email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (715) 866-8890 and tell us how you'd like to help!