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Mary Griggs Burke was an influential conservationist, philanthropist and part-time resident of the Cable area for much of her life. From her summer estate at Forest Lodge on the south shore of Lake Namakagon, she developed a deep love of and desire to protect the natural beauty of the north woods.

A tea party at the Forest Lodge Boathouse will be held in her honor on Thursday, August 24, 1-4 p.m. at Forest Lodge, nine miles east of Cable off Garmisch Road.

Burke was influential in many circles, and the tea party is being co-hosted by the Cable Natural History Museum, Northland College, and the Cable-Namakagon Historical Museum. The afternoon will begin with a tour of the history and architectural design of the Forest Lodge Historic District, led by MaryJo Gingras, Northland College outreach program coordinator.

The tour will end in the scenic boathouse for delicious, old-fashioned refreshments. Throughout the afternoon, you’ll learn more about Burke’s fascinating life and visionary philanthropy.

For this old-timey event, hat and gloves encouraged. Registration is required by August 17, and costs is $30. Museum member/$35 non-member. To register, call the museum at 715-798-3890 or register online.


Forest Lodge
22230 Garmisch Rd
Cable, WI 54821 United States

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