The Gordon-Wascott Historical Society hosts its annual meeting at 6 p.m. June 19 at the Gordon Town Hall.

The keynote speaker will be Bill Matthias, retired Northwood School superintendent, long-time resident of Bond Lake, and author of “Monster Fire at Minong.” His PowerPoint presentation is titled “Five Mile Fire of 1977: It Could Happen Again.” It will be followed by a surprise “unveiling ceremony,” refreshments, and the annual meeting.

This year, all members will be entered into a prize drawing that takes place at this meeting. Prizes include a painting by Kate Lawler Perry; flex tickets to Lucius Woods Performing Art Center; a “Margarita Basket” from the Buckhorn Tavern; tickets to Superior Public Museums and Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center in Superior; a Wisconsin History Lovers Basket courtesy of the Wisconsin Historical Foundation; coffee beans from U-Roast Em; gift certificates from ICO, Kunert’s Kreations, Stylin Hair Salon, Little Gift House and more.

The public is invited. Anyone interested in joining the organization can stop in at the museum in Gordon on weekends or contact Jan at 715-376-4403 for a membership application.

The Gordon-Wascott Historical Society manages the Whalen House Museum and Railroad Depot in Gordon. They are open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. The museum holds a growing collection of historical artifacts along with a library of family histories, photos and documents.