Dear Friends and Members of WAHS,
2021 Sweet Rides & Sweet Pies is almost here! Early registration for a chance to win a $25.00 gift card can be done by checking out our Sweet Rides Facebook page. We have volunteers planning what pies to make, a pedal car to give away, Westby Rocks to hide so you and your kids can find them to get a free piece of pie and, of course, these great magnetic message award boards (on the right) are being made. We hope to see you on Saturday, July 31st, when we give away more than 50 prizes!
Even though we are busy getting ready for Sweet Rides, we are continuing to work on updating our displays and do a complete inventory of our collection. We can't wait for you to visit and see all the wonderful things we have been doing.
Our Genealogy Research Center continues to grow with more Westby connections all the time. If you haven't sent in your Centennial Circle application, there's no time like the present!
The Westby Area Historical Society has a lot going on and we want you to be a part of it! Become a member, make a donation or come visit during one of of our Saturday Open House afternoons. We'd love to tell you some Westby stories and maybe you can tell us some of yours!
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: