Logo design by Evelyn Larson, 2000
WAHS provides many services and programs. The following are just a few of the activities we are planning.
Lots going on!
It's time for WAHS to take a breath so we can start the last quarter
of the year. It's hard to believe that 2016 is winding down and
we still have so much planned. There just aren't enough days
left in the year!
In July, we started a "Giving Campaign" which has proven to be
very successful. We are just a little short of our goal and
extremely grateful to those who have contributed. There is still
time for you to send a gift to help us in the restoration of the interior
of the Thoreson House Museum. We have an award-winning
interior designer from Madison who is donating his services and
we are excited to move forward with this major project.
At our October general meeting, we voted for the
2016 Volunteer of the Year. Come to our November meeting to
express your gratitude to this wonderful person for all their hard work and contributions to WAHS.
On Saturday, October 8, WAHS will be selling lefse/pølse at
Veterans' Field on Market Street in Westby. We will also have an information table in the VFW with other organizations to celebrate Leif Erickson Day! There will be speakers, a kubb tournament, rømmegrøt, a lefse contest, rosemaling demonstrations and other activities that celebrate Westby's Norwegian heritage. It will be a beautiful fall day to have some fun.
Our next general monthly meeting will be on Monday, November 7
at 1:00 PM. We will be meeting at Norseland Nursing Home so that
our members who are residents will be able to celebrate when
we award the 2016 Volunteer of the Year. Please join us!
Blaine Hedberg, 2016 President of WAHS
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.