Dear Friends and Members of WAHS,
Sweet Rides & Sweet Pies was a HUGE success! The weather on July 30th was perfect as more than 180 cars registered and many more came just for the fun. Because of our generous sponsors, we were able to give away more than 70 trophies, plaques and gift cards. The go-kart raffle was a big hit and everyone was happy that the 50/50 drawing added $615 to WAHS' event profits. Of course, serving 45 delicious pies with ice cream was also a big draw!
The Thoreson House Museum was open with the new displays we have been working on during the pandemic. Norwegian heritage, Syttende Mai, ski jumping, tobacco, and local businesses were all new featured displays that opened on Syttende Mai. We continue to have so many great comments and people enjoy seeing all the items that bring so many memories!
Though we will never be done with the museum, we have finished so many big projects over the last 2 years! Our latest was to have the porch and ramp painted, and new outdoor furniture was purchased. This fall and winter we will be working on the collection inventory. It's a big job that goes hand-in-hand with the revision of the displays.
Thank you for your continued support of the Westby Area Historical Society. If you would like a tour of the museum or need help with your genealogy research, please contact us. We have so much to offer to our friends and members!
Photos on right: 2022 Sweet Rides & Sweet Pies
See more photos by going to the Sweet Rides tab.
Westby has a rich heritage steeped
in Norwegian culture. The first
immigrants came to this area from
Biri, Norway in 1848. Letters sent home
to Norway described rich farmland,
prosperity and freedom that
encouraged many families to follow.
Founded in 1989, the Westby
Area Historical Society is an
educational organization dedicated
to the history, heritage and
culture of our area.
Our main floor library is
available for genealogy research
where we have family history
collections and original records
for births, marriages and
deaths in Westby.
Photographs, scrapbooks, a
collection of the WESTBY TIMES
newspapers, business records
and minutes from community
organizations have been donated
and are available for
WAHS provides many services and programs. The following are just a few of our activities and events: