Dr. Kate Museum Celebrates 26th Year!

Dr. KateThrough the dedication of many, past and present, the Museum enters its 26th year. The dream of such a facility dates back to the 1960’s and because of the generosity of the Town of Woodruff, Howard Young Medical Center, the Newcomb family and many volunteers, the Dr. Kate Museum opened in 1988.

Many accomplishments have been achieved over the past two and a half decades including: The 50th Anniversary Million Penny Parade, establishment of the Dr. Kate Pelham Newcomb Museum Memorial Scholarship, publication of three cookbooks, and gaining copyrights and reprinting the best-selling biography, Dr. Kate: Angel on Snowshoes. The museum will be opening soon with a new look, new exhibits and giving you an historic view of the northwoods.  Twenty-six years later, the Dr. Kate Museum/Historical Society continues to preserve the history of Dr. Kate, the long time history of Woodruff and the Million Penny Parade. Please join us by getting involved-- volunteer, donate, create, preserve, dream.







Come on in and see the many new things on display!














 1Wednesday, July 9th 10:00 a.m.

Brat sales at Trig's All proceeds benefit the Dr. Kate Museum


2. Rummage sale 

Thursday July 17 8-5, Friday July 18 9-12. Location: Woodruff Town Hall (next to Woodruff Post Office). Refreshments: Brats, root beer floats. Donations of clean, usable items are welcome and may be dropped off at the Town Hall from 9-noon on Wed., July 16.(please no appliances). All proceeds benefit the Dr. Kate Museum. Volunteers needed!



3. Saturday, August 2 Arbor Vitae-Woodruff Grade School 50th Year Class Reunion - Class of 1964  - Class picture at the Big Penny - 11:00 a.m.; Class tour of the Dr. Kate Museum - 11:15 a.m.- 11:45 a.m.: Class Reunion at Fireman's Picnic, Arbor Vitae - noon.

 4. Thursday, August 21st 10:00 a.m. Brat sales at Trig's




For any questions regarding the day's events, please contact Marsha at (715) 356-5562, email us at dr.katemuseum@yahoo.com, or reach us on our Facebook page.







Dr. Kate on "This is My Life" 1954

Informative Video on Dr. Kate Museum