News


Sweet Rides and Sweet Pies


is an outdoors event!


so we will be moving forward with something on Saturday, July 25!

Because we will be celebrating the 5th year of our car show, we are hoping you, as a participant or spectator, will come out to see lots of cars.

Plans are in the works and we are praying for good weather!


We know that previous sponsors have had a rough year so we

will not be soliciting sponsors. Donations are greatly appreciated and 

if you would like to be a voluntary sponsor, please contact us

with an email using the "Contact Us" tab on this website

or send a message from the Sweet Rides Facebook page.


We will adjust the event details as we get closer to the date,
depending on COVID restrictions or recommendations. We will

practice social distancing by spacing cars to give participants adequate room to sit next to their vehicle while keeping an acceptable distance

from the next participant. Maybe the event will become a car tour through the City of Westby. Masks are appreciated but not required.

Updates will be posted on Facebook so check often!

Please, call our Westby eateries
, stay local and give them your business!

While there will be soda, water and chips for purchase at the event, 

we will not be selling our usual pies with ice cream. COVID restrictions

of pre-packaging individual servings, the restrictions to use only 

commercial kitchens, and common sense tell us that "pies" for this

event, be they dessert or pizza, are better served by local restaurants. 

Bleachers Pub, Borgen's Cafe, Nordic Lanes and Westby Rod & Gun

know you will be in town and will accommodate in-house

seating and/or carry-out orders.  


This year, registration is freeThe online registration form is now

available at:     https://form.jotform.com/92058901038153

We are sorry but the Thoreson House Museum will not be open. 
The museum rooms, the staircase and the display areas are 

tight and do not make social distancing practical.

When it is safe, we will reopen. Thank you for understanding! 


Thanks for checking out our website. You can also see more WAHS

news and events on our Facebook page. Check often so you

don't miss all the latest information!

The Thoreson House Museum maintains the history and archives of the Westby area.  Through our collection of artifacts and documents, we preserve local 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.

Our Mission



Become a member of the

Centennial Circle!


For some time, our Genealogy Center has been working on a project and 2020 is the perfect year to launch it! Information on how you can become a member of our Centennial Circle can be found by clicking on the above tab and downloading the application. 

                                                            

                                                Logo design by Evelyn Larson, 2000

The Westby Area Historical Society usually meets the first Monday of every month at 5:30 pm. Check here or on our Facebook page in case there is a change!     


Thoreson House Museum

Services

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

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