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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.

Later Event: December 3
Hixon House Holidays