Dear Friends and Members of WAHS,
2022 was an amazing year for WAHS and we are already starting 2023 with a great event and plans for more!
To celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the Snowflake Ski Club, we were invited to display 100 years of their history. We filled a cabin with so much information, photos, artifacts, and even video for visitors to watch. The Snowflake board of directors came to visit and gave resounding approval for our efforts! It was great fun and we had hundreds of visitors!
We have already started plans for Syttende Mai, Sweet Rides & Sweet Pies, a couple of community outreach workshops, and Open House Saturdays during June, July, and August. We hope you are able to join us to see all the great displays we have at the museum and to have some fun at one of our great events!
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!
Photo on top right: 2022 Sweet Rides & Sweet Pies
Photo on bottom right: History display at the 2023 Snowflake Ski Jumping Tournament
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.
Send mail to:
P. O. Box 42
Westby, WI 54667
The Thoreson House Museum is open
Please call to visit!
Leave a message at: 608.634.4478
Find us on Facebook at:
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:
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