Logo design by Evelyn Larson, 2000

The Westby Area Historical Society usually meets the first Monday of every month at 5:30 pm. Check the President's Message in case there is a change!     



Annual Meeting and Election of Officers

It is our please to announce that Vice President Carol Navrestad was named as the 2018 Volunteer of the Year. Carol has volunteered for WAHS for many years, holding Board and officer positions as well as working tirelessly for the mission of our organization.

Congratulations, Carol! 

On Monday, December 10, WAHS will hold its annual meeting at Borgen's Cafe. The Annual Report will be shared and we will hold the election of Board members and officers. If you would like to nominate someone or would like to be of service, please contact us! We would love to hear from you!







  • Tours - 1892 Thoreson House Museum
  • Genealogical assistance
  • Outreach programs to local organizations & schools
  • Oral interviews
  • Research help with library & photo archives

Thoreson House Museum

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.

Our Mission