From creating art to honing woodworking skills to celebrating history and nature, the Hiawatha Sportsman’s Club gives its members abundant opportunities to enjoy each other’s company, fulfill passions or learn a new craft.

Art Club

Our seasonal art club holds weekly gatherings where you can share techniques with others, use Hiawatha-supplied equipment or work on personal projects. We also offer workshops, led by art club members or guest artists. If your passion is to create, sketch, photograph, paint, and other mediums, then this is the place for you! Our property provides limitless opportunities for you to explore the Arts. The Art Club hosts an annual Art & Hobby Show where our artists showcase their work.

Additionally, we are not just an art club, we are part of history – Paintin’ Place, where we enjoy making art, is on the National Register of Historic Places. It has recently been repaired, refreshed, and revived.

Hiawatha Nature and Historical Society

Since the Hiawatha Sportsman’s Club’s founding in 1927, our members have been passionate about three things: our magnificent natural setting, our heritage, and our sense of community. The Nature and Historical Society was created to promote an appreciation of all three.

Society members maintain our beloved trails so everyone can enjoy them. They make HSC history come alive by caring for the Club Museum and sponsoring programs of importance to members. Above all, they bring members together with beach picnics, corn and pig roasts, nature hikes and more.

Woodworkers Club

The Ike Darling Craftsman's Building was originally built in 1931 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Here the Woodworkers Club meets, provides fellowship, teachers, and promotes all forms of wood working. We collaborate with the Activities Committee to create projects each summer for children and adults. The Woodworkers Club's goal is to help all interested Hiawatha members to engage in woodworking projects and learn age-old skills and modern technology. With all kinds of hand and power tools, along with a generous supply of planed and rough sawn lumber, members may work on their own with 24/7 access after passing a safety and tool knowledge class. Classes teaching such skills are available weekly during the summer season - Memorial Day through Labor Day or by appointment.