Annual Meeting well-attended success!

On Monday, December 11, WAHS President Blaine Hedberg

welcomed members and guests to the 2017 Annual Meeting.

The Election of 2018 Officers and Board Members was followed by light refreshments during a social hour and then a brief business meeting.  

WAHS is so fortunate to have members who are willing to accept the responsibility of officer and board positions. In this day of busy schedules, family commitments and so many organizations needing help, we have been able to continue our good works of collecting, preserving and sharing the Westby area history because of the efforts of our volunteers 

Please join us on Monday, February 5 at 5:30 pm when we meet at the Thoreson House Museum for our next General Membership meeting. We will be planning our events, activities, fundraisers and improvements to exhibits that will take place in 2018. Your ideas and suggestions are invited to help us to continue improving the museum to be the best we can make it for our visitors.

In the meantime, we hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends, and that you will be enjoying a very happy and healthy New Year!

 Blaine Hedberg, President of WAHS

Photo L to R:  2018 WAHS Officers and Board Members

Board members Fred Jefson and Sheri Ballard, President Marlo Volden, Vice President Carol Navrestad, Secretary/Treasurer Blaine Hedberg, and Board members Kathy Anderson and Garland McGarvey



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

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.  


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.


                                                            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!     


Thoreson House Museum

WAHS provides many services and programs.  The following are just a few of  the activities we are planning.

Our Mission