Summer Is Here!
Syttende Mai was literally a cool one this year! We of hearty Norwegian
ancestry braved the cold temperatures and rain to make the best of it
and get our lefse/pølse! Our June Rummage Sale was also a big success.
We thank our volunteers, our donors, and our shoppers at these
two big fundraisers. Operating costs for our Thoreson House Museum
are secured through these events and
we appreciate everyone who contributes to these efforts.
Our June Membership Drive Meeting was a big success. Attending meetings at 1:00 pm is not always possible for our working members and by changing the time of this June meeting to 5:30 pm, more members were able to join us.
We also saw a few new faces. Moving the time was so successful, we will have our July meeting at 5:30 pm as well. To allow families to enjoy the July 4th holiday, the meeting will be July 10th and not the usual First Monday of the Month.
Please be sure to put it on your calendar!
Plans are underway for our second Sweet Rides & Sweet Pies event!
Save July 29th for a fun afternoon of pie, ice cream, root beer floats and a classic car show. Members of the Coulee Classic Cars Club, along with their friends and other car enthusiasts, will be showing off their "sweet rides" on the grounds of the Thoreson House Museum. Come and vote for your favorite!
Finally, but certainly not least, the
Thoreson Museum will be open to the public
every Saturday from June 10 through August 29 between noon and 4:00 pm.
Enjoy the afternoon on our big wrap-around porch and take a tour of the museum. We love to show off our beautiful building and our wonderful collection!
We hope you come to see us. You will see how easy it is to become a member
and help support our efforts to preserve the stories of the Westby area!
Blaine Hedberg, 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.
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.
Logo design by Evelyn Larson, 2000