Roy Jefson is Volunteer of the Year!

On Monday, November 6, Roy Jefson was awarded an engraved nameplate

on the permanently displayed wall plaque at the Thoreson House Museum. 

Roy's tireless efforts to plant, weed, and water gardens for three seasons each year are quite an undertaking. And anyone who is 93 years old, and gets up and down as much as he does, deserves an award!

Check out our Facebook page for pictures of Roy accepting the award.

Congratulations, Roy, for being the WAHS 2017 Volunteer of the Year!

Our next general membership meeting will be a celebration of 2017 at our

Annual Meeting on Monday, December 11.  Please join us at 5:30 p.m.

for social time before we enjoy a light meal at 6:00 p.m.,

followed by a short business meeting.  

We will be electing our 2018 Officers and Board Members

at this meeting so your participation is important!

We are going to start a new "idea" in 2018 called Set-up Saturdays.

These events will be loosely scheduled every couple of months.

The Board of Directors will determine our next project and ask for help.

We will meet on a given Saturday for a few hours and, as they say, get it done! One meeting might be to paint a room, another time we might rearrange a display, still another we might be doing computer work.  

Watch our Facebook page and Westby Times press releases to see

how you might like to get involved. 

In the meantime, please help us in our mission to

collect, preserve, promote and communicate the history of Westby.

Donate, volunteer, become a member –

your participation will help us be successful!

 Blaine Hedberg, President of WAHS



  • 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.  


Our Mission


                                                            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.

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.