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Superior Public Library Card Holders Can Now Check Out Free Area Museum Passes

Once checked out, the passes are good for six weeks.  

SUPERIOR, Wis.- In Superior it now pays to have a library card, which will get you free passes to area museums. The library is restarting an initiative from 2019. Library card holders in good standing can get up to four passes to Superior’s different museums: Fairlawn Mansion, the SS Meteor Maritime Museum at Barker’s Island, The Bong Veterans Historical Center,…

Fairlawn Mansion Ready For Holiday Season

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Fairlawn Mansion is all geared up for the holiday season. Volunteers have been hard at work since the beginning of December decking out the historic mansion with holiday decorations. Whether it’s the trees or the period decor, staff say now is the time to visit the museum. “It’s actually the best time to see Fairlawn. It’s so…

Fairlawn Mansion Offering Free Tours During Ice Cream Social

Fairlawn's Annual Ice Cream Social is Happening Wednesday, July 17

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The annual Fairlawn Ice Cream Social is happening Wednesday, July 17  from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Staff with Superior Public Museums invite family and friends to Fairlawn for some old-fashioned fun. Brats and other foods will be sold at “yesteryear” prices along with carriage rides, games, cake walk, craft fair, and free guided tours. Harrington Arts…

Getting the SS Meteor in Ship Shape

Volunteers freshen up ship for new season.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- About 50 volunteers came together to cleanup the SS Meteor Whaleback Ship at Barker’s Island in Superior. Washing, painting the hull, and renovating the bedrooms gets the ship ready for tours starting May 18th. “It’s awesome to have this many people come out and work on this because it takes a great volunteer effort for this huge ship…

Fairlawn Mansion to Host Holiday Event Thursday

The Annual Fairlawn Mansion Holiday Sampler Event is Happening Thursday, December 6

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Wine tasting and local pieces of art will be on display Thursday, December 6 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Fairlawn Mansion in Superior. The Holiday Sampler, hosted by Superior Public Museums, is an annual holiday wine tasting event. Megan Meyer, Executive Director of Superior Public Museums, says the event is expected to attract about 150…

Fairlawn Mansion Celebrates Milestone Birthday

Pattison State Park is named after Martin Pattison.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – A birthday celebration was held for the man who built the Fairlawn Mansion. Martin Pattison would have been 177 years on Jan. 17. He was instrumental in developing the Northland, so what better way to mark the occasion than with cake and cookies? Fairlawn guests received guided tours of the more than 42 room mansion that was built way back in 1891….

Fairlawn Mansion Celebrates Martin Pattison, Begins Garden Talks

Northland Uncovered: Fairlawn Mansion

DULUTH, Minn. – This week a celebration in the Twin Ports is honoring a man with a major impact on the area. Wednesday, January 17 would be Martin Pattison’s 177th birthday. Superior Public Museums is recognizing the day with half-priced tours of Fairlawn Mansion and dessert.   The free cake, cookies, and tea will be in the Fairlawn gift shop….

Holiday Traditions Continue at Fairlawn Mansion

Northland Uncovered: Superior Public Museums

DULUTH, Minn. – Families around the world are taking part in holiday traditions and Superior Public Museums hopes some people in the Twin Ports participate in theirs. Fairlawn mansion is hosting several holiday events that have become a tradition Holiday Sampler: Thursday, December 7, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Enjoy a festive evening of wine & beer tasting. The evening…

Fairlawn Mansion Goes Dark for October Tours; Closes Seasonal Museums

SS Meteor and Police and Fire Museum to Close for Season on Sunday

SUPERIOR, Wis. – A couple tourist attractions are closing up for the season in Superior. This coming weekend will be the last chance to tour the SS Meteor and Firehouse Museum before they close for the winter. The museums will close their doors following tours on Sunday, October 8. In turn, tours at Fairlawn Mansion are ramping up for the…