Buffalo Wild Wings Eat Out to Help Out Fundraiser
Sep
15
to Sep 24

Buffalo Wild Wings Eat Out to Help Out Fundraiser

The Onalaska Buffalo Wild Wings is hosting an Eat Out to Help Out event!

This event will run from September 15th THROUGH September 24th! You can dine at Buffalo Wild Wings anytime, or multiple times, during that week and 10% of your purchase will go back to La Crosse County Historical Society!
You will need to show the fundraiser card (available on this page) either in print or on a mobile device for LCHS to gain the percentage of sales.

If you call the LCHS office before September 8th you can even order a BWW gift card to pay for your purchase and LCHS will receive and additional 8% of your purchase!! (The extra 8% is from our Shop With Scrip fundraising program, this is not available from cards purchased at the restaurant or another establishment)

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Oct
7
2:00pm 2:00pm

Historic Pub Crawl

The La Crosse County Historical Society Historic Pub Crawl will immerse you in local brewery history as you enjoy a guided walking tour of downtown La Crosse.
Tour stops are still being finalized. 
Tour will begin downtown at 2pm and end at 6pm. 

Participants need to be 21 years of age.
Proceeds from the Historic Pub Crawl benefit La Crosse County Historical Society programming.
For tickets and more information call (608) 782-1980 or visitwww.LCHShistory.org

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Wine Guyz Eat Out to Help Out
Nov
8
6:00pm 6:00pm

Wine Guyz Eat Out to Help Out

Join us for an Eat Out to Help Out night at the La Crosse Wine Guyz. A portion of sales from 6-8pm will be donated back to LCHS for programming! Bring a friend, enjoy the night, and support a local non-profit!

No RSVP or flyer required for sales donation! 

Wine Guyz is located at 122 King St.  

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Jul
18
12:00pm12:00pm

History in a Bag- Riverside Museum

Carol Mullen will talk on “Beyond Beer and Lederhosen: The Germans

in the La Crosse area”. She comes from a local German American family, is a retired

public librarian, and volunteers for La Crosse County Historical Society. She’ll briefly

outline the history of Germans in La Crosse County; touch on some differences

between Germans and German Americans, and how German stereotypes and realities

are two different things; plus share a few photos/stories of her German family

members and their life here, with thoughts on what that heritage has meant to her.

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Jul
11
12:00pm12:00pm

History in a Bag- Riverside Museum

Daniel Green, lecturer at UW-La Crosse, will present a talk on “The

Over-Consumption of Native American Imagery and the Ongoing Results.” Dan’s

Ho-Chunk heritage has given him particular insight into this topic. His talk should

offer a truer perspective into Native American heritage than is presented and packaged

by the media, dispelling stereotypes and sharing a culture that is both ancient and

modern.

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Folk Life La Crosse
Jul
9
11:00am11:00am

Folk Life La Crosse

Visit with local craft and tradesmen that practice old time crafts and skills! We have demonstrations and hands on activities with an antique printing press, beading, kitting, quilting, woodworking, and more to come too!

Held on the lawn of Historic Hixon House you will find something for everyone of all ages! Tickets are available online at the LCHS website go to shop- event tickets!

For more information call (608) 782-1980 or email admin@LCHShistory.org

 

Vendor and Craft applications are still being accepted! Please contacts us for more information!

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Jun
27
12:00pm12:00pm

History in a Bag- Riverside Museum

Maysee Yang Herr, an associate professor of Education at UW-Stevens

Point and speaker for the Wisconsin Humanities Council, will offer an interesting

perspective on Hmong culture from a personal viewpoint. Her talk, “Being a Female

Hmong Professional,” includes stories and reflections on how she has been challenged

by social and cultural expectations and has learned to overcome them. She explains

how she has navigated conflict while retaining her dignity as well as that of the

Hmong community. The presentation allows time for questions and discussion after

the talk.

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Jun
20
12:00pm12:00pm

History in a Bag- Riverside Museum

Donna Finn will present historical and present day information on the

Irish in the La Crosse area. She is of local Irish-American descent, and volunteers as a

Hixon House guide and secretary of La Crosse County Historical Society. She will

talk about the Irish in Wisconsin and her family heritage, as well as dispel some

stereotypes, offering a picture of what it’s like to have an Irish background here.

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Annual Member Meeting
Jun
15
6:00pm 6:00pm

Annual Member Meeting

LCHS is a non-profit membership corporation, founded in 1925 (and merging with another organization by the same name, founded in 1898). The organization incorporated in 1939. Its early constituents called for the collection of historical materials of all kinds and the use of these in encouraging "the spread of knowledge about the history of La Crosse County". This original mission is still a part of what we do today, but we believe there is more to achieve.

 

The 2017 Annual Member Meeting will take place on the Hixon House lawn. 

 

More information will be available soon.

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Jun
13
12:00pm12:00pm

History in a Bag- Riverside Museum

Cecil Adams, co-founder and executive director of La Crosse’s African

American Mutual Assistance Network (AAMAN), will talk about the heritage of

African Americans in the area, and contemporary programs directed by his

organization to assist with education and employment. His talk is entitled “African

Americans in the La Crosse Area – The Process”. Touching on past and present

challenges, he will also highlight La Crosse’s annual Juneteenth Celebration,

explaining its historical and cultural significance.

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Night at the Museum
Apr
28
5:00pm 5:00pm

Night at the Museum

Night at the Museum
Friday April 28th 5-7 PM

Join us at Riverside Museum- in Riverside Park- for an interactive and entertaining Night at the Museum!

Admission to Night at the Museum is FREE Thanks to Gundersen Health System! 

Have you wondered how early settlers in the La Crosse area made pottery? Have you ever wondered what the symbols mean in a Native American beading? Would you like to hear a storytelling of the War Eagle sinking? Have you ever wanted to dig for treasure or pretend you are a palentologist for a day?

Find these things and SO much more at Night at the Museum!

Thanks to Viterbo Service Learning VUSM 300 for partnering with LCHS for this night! 
Activities and fun designed for pre school and elementary aged children and their families!

Dino Bone Dig (these aren't real bones, no worries there!)
War Eagle
Storytelling
Crafts
Games
Visitor exhibits from local organizations!

More information coming soon!

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Feb
15
10:00am10:00am

Night at the Museum

Night at the Museum

Friday April 28th

5-7 PM

Join us at Riverside Museum- in Riverside Park- for an interactive and entertaining Night at the Museum! Thanks to Viterbo Service Learning VUSM 300 for partnering with LCHS for this night! Activities and fun designed for elementary aged children and their families!

Dino Bone Dig

War Eagle

Storytelling

Crafts

Games

More information coming soon!

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Remember When
Feb
4
7:00pm 7:00pm

Remember When

The Roaring Twenties themed "Remember When" annual auction and LCHS Fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, February 4th, 2017. The Dahl Auto Museum is our lovely venue for this FUNdraising event! Dust off your feather headbands and fringe trimmed dress, ladies! Gentlemen, can you dress the part with your matching suspenders and ties? 

Donations are already making their way to the office for auction items. If your business would consider a donation for a live or silent auction item, please contact the office.

Tickets are available online, by calling the office, or day of the event!

LCHS office- (608) 782-1980

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Hixon House Holidays
Dec
11
1:00pm 1:00pm

Hixon House Holidays

Come celebrate Christmas at the Historic Hixon House!

December 3, 4 and 10, 11  1pm-3pm

Decorations, live music, and seasonal activities in the Visitor's Center will enhance these special tours.

Tour time reservations are suggested for groups of five or more.

Saturdays will host children's crafts in the Visitor Center. ($3 fee for crafts)

Sundays will host live music and seasonal storytellers throughout Hixon House.

Adults- $10

Members- $8

Children 12 and under are FREE for Holiday tours with a ticketed adult

Tickets are available online or at 145 West Ave South.

Call LCHS at (608) 782-1980 for tour availability.

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Hixon House Holidays
Dec
10
1:00pm 1:00pm

Hixon House Holidays

Come celebrate Christmas at the Historic Hixon House!

December 3, 4 and 10, 11  1pm-3pm

Decorations, live music, and seasonal activities in the Visitor's Center will enhance these special tours.

Tour time reservations are suggested for groups of five or more.

Saturdays will host children's crafts in the Visitor Center. ($3 fee for crafts)

Sundays will host live music and seasonal storytellers throughout Hixon House.

Adults- $10

Members- $8

Children 12 and under are FREE for Holiday tours with a ticketed adult

Tickets are available online or at 145 West Ave South.

Call LCHS at (608) 782-1980 for tour availability.

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Hixon House Holidays
Dec
4
1:00pm 1:00pm

Hixon House Holidays

Come celebrate Christmas at the Historic Hixon House!

December 3, 4 and 10, 11  1pm-3pm

Decorations, live music, and seasonal activities in the Visitor's Center will enhance these special tours.

Tour time reservations are suggested for groups of five or more.

Saturdays will host children's crafts in the Visitor Center. ($3 fee for crafts)

Sundays will host live music and seasonal storytellers throughout Hixon House.

Adults- $10

Members- $8

Children 12 and under are FREE for Holiday tours with a ticketed adult

Tickets are available online or at 145 West Ave South.

Call LCHS at (608) 782-1980 for tour availability.

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Hixon House Holidays
Dec
3
1:00pm 1:00pm

Hixon House Holidays

Come celebrate Christmas at the Historic Hixon House!

December 3, 4 and 10, 11  1pm-3pm

Decorations, live music, and seasonal activities in the Visitor's Center will enhance these special tours.

Tour time reservations are suggested for groups of five or more.

Saturdays will host children's crafts in the Visitor Center. ($3 fee for crafts)

Sundays will host live music and seasonal storytellers throughout Hixon House.

Adults- $10

Members- $8

Children 12 and under are FREE for Holiday tours with a ticketed adult

Tickets are available online or at 145 West Ave South.

Call LCHS at (608) 782-1980 for tour availability.

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Historic Downtown Day
Oct
8
11:00am11:00am

Historic Downtown Day

Explore Historic Downtown La Crosse on October 8th for the 21st annual Historic Downtown Day. Throughout the day, you will find reenactors at The Pearl Ice cream parlor, The Charmant Hotel, A Touch of Class, Grounded, Duluth Trading Company, and Le Chateau. 

Schedule of Historic Reenactors:

11:00 am & 11:30 am

Fishing for Mussles: First-person story of woman who made her livelihood on the Mississippi early 20th Century

The Pearl

207 Pearl Street

12:30 pm & 1:30 pm

Mr. Doerflinger, Owner of Doerflinger's Department Store

Duluth Trading Company

400 Main St.

1:00 pm & 2:00 pm

Leona Linker, La Crosse Dressmaker & Inventor

Touch of Class & Grounded

312 Main St.

1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, & 3:30 pm

Mr. Funke, Owner of Funke Candy Company

The Charmant Hotel

101 State Street

2:00 pm & 3:00 pm

Mrs. Mons Anderson, wife of La Crosse businessman Mons Anderson

Le Chateau

410 Cass Street

Look . Live. Love . Celebrate!
Enjoy this fun family festival that marks the rebirth of our historic downtown.
Celebrate the history of downtown La Crosse, where activities are free and fun for the whole family!

  • 1860’s Shoe Shine Stand
  • Historical Exhibits and Tours
  • Historical Re-enactments
  • Building Tours and Open Houses
  • Children’s Paint a Pumpkin
  • Horse Drawn Carriage Rides
  • State Bank Chili Cook-Off….and much more

You can find more information at the event website.

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Discover the Silent City: Remarkable Women of La Crosse has
Sep
17
11:00am11:00am

Discover the Silent City: Remarkable Women of La Crosse has

Did you know that La Crosse had one of the first female CEO's in Wisconsin?

Join us for a guided tour through Oak Grove Cemetery to meet eight notable woman from La Crosse's past. Discover the Silent City is hosting the 17th annual event with a remarkable program capturing the attention of visitors of all ages.

*NEW* This year- The first tour of the day will be a seated motor coach tour. Advance ticket registration will be required as this is limited by size. 

Tours will last about an hour and depart every 15 minutes.

Ticket pricing for 2016:

Adults $10

Students $6 (with ID)

Members $8

Children under 12 are free with paid adult admission

Reservation and ticketing information is available by calling the office at (608) 782-1980. 

UWL has again allowed for use of their Commuter #7 parking lot. Please park in the lot and walk to the cemetery entrance.

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Ice Cream Social
Jul
16
12:00pm12:00pm

Ice Cream Social

The La Crosse County Historical Society presents our annual Ice Cream Social! Come for fun events, activities, & food. There will be live music, root beer floats, hot dogs, balloon animals, face painting, a cake walk, and more! The event is free and open to the public, however some activities do have their own cost. Hope to see you there!

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Archaeological Views of Native American Cultures in La Crosse County
Jul
12
12:15pm12:15pm

Archaeological Views of Native American Cultures in La Crosse County

This year’s brown bag lecture series is titled “Many Peoples, One Place: La Crosse’s Multi-Ethnic Heritage.” It features talks on the history of a variety of different peoples who live, or have lived, in our region. This presentation is by Kathy Stevenson, Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center, UW-La Crosse.

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2016 Mystery Bus Tour
May
3
7:30am 7:30am

2016 Mystery Bus Tour

  • 2400 Rose Street La Crosse, WI, 54603 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The La Crosse County Historical Society (LCHS) is hosting a Mystery Bus Tour taking place on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016. The Mystery Bus Tour includes visits to historic sites and buildings, but you won't know which ones until you get there! We take pride in the uniqueness of our historic presentation and ability to schedule some stops that are not usually available to the public. The bus will be departing at 7:30am from Shopko North, La Crosse, WI (Bridgeview Plaza) and will return by 7pm. We will stay within a 100-mile radius of La Crosse. Continental breakfast, lunch, and light snacks will be included. There will also be some time for shopping. Part of this tour will be outdoors, so please dress appropriately and comfortably. Reservations and payment must be received by Friday, April 8th. We must have a minimum of 15 people signed up by that date. The cost is $80 for LCHS members and $90 for non-members. Please Reserve your spot today by calling 608-782-1980 or e-mailing admin@lchshistory.org.

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