The Washburn Cultural Center is a multi-use facility dedicated to preserving the cultural, artistic, and historical life of Washburn and the surrounding Chequamegon Bay Region. Housed in a brownstone structure known as “The Old Bank Building,” the building is listed in both State and National Registers of Historic Places. The center’s first floor houses an antiques and gift shop, as well as their famous “Vinyl Vault”, which contains a rotating collection of rare and limited-edition albums and a selection of acoustic and electric guitars and amps. Two rooms are dedicated art galleries, with monthly rotating exhibitions that showcase local and regional artists.
The second floor is home to the Washburn Area Historical Society (WAHS) Museum, housing a collection of photographs and artifacts depicting the people and industries that shaped Washburn. The third floor is a community space that can be rented for meetings, receptions, classes, workshops, parties, and other events.