Washburn Cultural Center
We're a community center dedicated to fostering, presenting and preserving the cultural, artistic and historical life of Washburn and the surrounding Chequamegon Bay Region.
Our building has a wheelchair-accessible rear entrance and an elevator.
1 E Bayfield Street
PO Box 725
Washburn WI 54891
Steve Cotherman, Director
Open Wednesday-Saturday, 11:00 to 4:00
“Cake Girl,” assemblage by Emily Sytsma
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The Old Bank Building
Washburn’s unique story is preserved and housed in a magnificent brownstone structure known as “The Old Bank Building.”
Built in 1890 by A. C. Probert, it is listed on both State and National Registers of Historic Places. Restoration of our facility was started in late 1991, and a grand opening celebration in the summer of 1993 marked our “official” beginning. 2007 marked another milestone when we replaced the original 117 year old roof with a new one that is historically and architecturally appropriate.
The Washburn Cultural Center
The Washburn Cultural Center is dedicated to the preservation of this unique building while serving as a community gathering place and focal point. The Center is a place for cultural enrichment and an educational resource for the Washburn and Chequamegon Bay region.
Membership and volunteer opportunities are open to all who desire to participate in the preservation of our historic brownstone building and the rich heritage of the area.