Logo design by Evelyn Larson, 2000
The Thoreson House Museum maintains the history and archives of the Westby area. Through our collection of artifacts and documents, we preserve the history for all area residents, visitors and future generations.
WAHS provides many services and programs. The following are just a few of the activities we are planning.
The Westby Area Historical Society is an educational organization that responsibly collects, preserves, promotes and communicates the history, culture and heritage of the Westby, WI area for current and future generations.
The slower time of year is coming but
that doesn't mean WAHS is slowing down!
Summer Saturday Open House afternoons have ended and
our big fundraising events for the year have finished.
October 5 will bring a special Homecoming Weekend Open House.
The All - Alumni Reunion will bring many visitors to Westby who will
be able to stop by the museum to see the exciting changes that have been made to the displays and research center in the past several years.
November will bring the announcement of Volunteer of the Year and another special Open House on Sunday, November 10 as we honor our veterans. Then, December will bring our Annual Meeting.
Then, in January and February, we hope to take advantage
of the slower moving winter days by performing some of
the TLC maintenance at the Thoreson House Museum
that never seems to end. We will always have something to do!
Organizing storage areas, cataloguing donations, painting and repairing walls, and continuing to design new displays will keep us
very busy for the next several months.
The biggest project we are currently facing is to find a solution
for the water that is seeping into the basement. Several options are
being considered and the Board will be careful as they move forward with any decision. Water can be a structural problem but it also affects the dampness in the basement that affects its usefulness as a storage facility. Because the museum doesn't have much "extra" space, the basement is a precious and necessary area for us to be able to use.
We hope to have the situation taken care of before the spring thaw
and rains begin. We will keep you updated on this project
here on the website and in our "History Keepers" newsletter.There will be considerable expense to this project. If you would like more information on how you can donate to this major repairs, please do not hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions.
Please check back often to this website or find our Facebook page
for more details about our events and other happenings.
We hope to see you at a monthly meeting
any first Monday of the month at the
Thoreson House Museum. Meetings start at 5:30 p.m.
Snacks are included so it's always a fun night!