Dear Friends and Members of WAHS,
2021 Sweet Rides & Sweet Pies is over but it is certainly one for the history books! More than 140 cars; more than 60 awards and prizes; more people attending than we can count! Thank you to everyone who came, who helped make the event possible and who supported the event with their sponsorship! We couldn't do it without you! Plan for our 2022 Sweet Rides & Sweet Pies for July 30. It will be even more amazing than this year!
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. We have one more room to renovate. The "Tobacco Room" will hold a huge amount of information about agriculture from this area. We hope to have it done soon!
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!
Photo on top right: SR&SW chairperson Garland McGarvey with People's Choice winners, Brad and Deb Wellner, with their 1948 Ford coupe.
Photo bottom right: the wonderful group of volunteers who were our amazing pie and ice cream crew! They did such a great job we have already signed them up for next year!
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: