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A Society that promotes understanding of the History of the Arcadia Area
To collect, care and share the local history of Arcadia, Dodge, Pine Creek and Waumandee. We will support, encourage and inform the community of the importance and need for preserving local and family history for future generations.
Operating as usual
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Christmas Love Lights 2022
The Arcadia Area Historical Society is once again hosting a Community Love Light Ceremony. For each donation of $3.00 you may sponsor a light "In Memory of..." and/or "In Honor o
Our website is up and running again, we are working on adding a members area so that anyone who is a paid member of the AAHS can submit blog post request, and content to be added to the website. You can email us at [email protected] or submit a contact form on our website. We plan on starting a newsletter, that would contain stories that have been submitted by members.
FYI: We are working on Website maintenance so our site is currently down. We will update that when it is up again.
Remember the Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner Take-Out tomorrow.
The Arcadia Mineral Springs were an ambitious project. The large hotel burned down and frequent flooding put an end to the attraction.
Photos from Kale Winchel's post
Remember Sunday's presentation about Arcadia Area World War II Veterans -- As depicted in the Arcadia Newsleader during WW II. Starts at 1pm in the museum basement hall.
Presented by Eugene Arnold
Arcadia World War II Veterans Presentation
Visit the quilt and button show this weekend at the historical society.
Love Lights 2020
The list of memorials and honorees is now on the Arcadia Historical Society web page. Visit arcadiawihistory.org to view them.
Beef and Dumpling Dinner this Sunday starting at 11. Join us!!
Beef and Dumpling Dinner on February 17 from 11 to 1:30
Join us or Take out.
It was fun watching these energetic kids.
The children had fun dancing!!
Love Lights is December 1. Please submit your memorials by November 28.
Tonight’s the presentation. Don’t miss it.
Trempealeau County Historical Society
Earl Emil Jensen, 6th Marines, KIA at Vierzy, France on July 19, 1918. He was from Galesville. If anyone reading this more info on Earl E or a picture, please post. It is so sad when these soldiers are forgotten.
Archaeology Presentation with Ernie Boszhardt and Danielle Benden at the Museum on Tuesday July 24 at 7pm.
Succulents event tomorrow. Join in the fun.😋
Love Lights program and lighting ceremony on December 2, 2017.
Harvest dinner photos.
Wind Ensemble Concert ... Saturday, March 25 at 7:30
Beef and Dumpling Dinner is this Sunday from 11 to 1:30 at the Museum. Come on down.
An excerpt of Gus Barnes singing at Love Lights 2016
Love Lights 2016 Photos
Love lights 2016 Saturday Night. Great friends remembering our loved ones.
The Nativity Window has been repaired and re-covered with a protective clear storm window. Take a look at it sometime. It looks great! Our funding goals were almost met. Thanks to all your generous donations that made this possible.
Harvest Time Social -- Sunday, October 23 from 11 to 1pm.
Dinner with Turkey, Music and Dancing, Live Auction..
Help us continue to our renovations to the museum.
Remember the Appraisal Fair Wednesday starting at 6:30pm.
Antique fair on August 17. Come join in the fun.
Buffalo County, Wisconsin
WAUMANDEE MILL in Buffalo County WI
19th Century Flouring Mill
Waumandee WI on Waumandee Creek
BACK STORY The Waumandee country was first settled in 1855 by Henry Mueller and Mathia Profitlitch. A short time later Theodore Meuli settled in The Big Waumandee Valley. In 1854 came Ulrich Knect, J H Manz and probably John Bringolf. Robert Henry came that year, and then returned to Racine for his family, which he brought the following spring, making the trip with an ox team and a covered wagon.
At that time there was no mill in operation in the Waumandee valley or neighborhood and the earliest settlers were obliged to go to Rollingstone to get their grain reduced to flour. Groceries and other necessities were to be found in Fountain City or Alma.
The Waumandee Mill was built by John Oschner in 1863 as a flouring mill and operated by himself and his favorite miller for many years, Mr. William Lillywhite. The mill was powered by a mill dam in the Waumandee Creek and a long sluice carried water to the powerful wheel at the water’s end of the mill.
The mill was the only know river-powered mill in the valley and is the oldest mill still standing in Western Wisconsin. Oschner’s flour was the White Rose, and he also made a Wheat Gritz cereal that sold locally in many stores and even to the Queen of England according to some. L Kessinger, author of 1888 History of Buffalo County, Wisconsin, stated that “the Waumandee Mill is located in the most fertile valley of Buffalo County and has the advantage of plenty of water at all times”.
As reported in the Buffalo County Journal, the mill was central to community activities. In 1875 the Waumandee Mill hosted a July 4th celebration when the mill was opened for a dance in the afternoon “inviting friends from far and near to shake their joints and swing their partners on the broad and level floor. Not a few responded to the invitation, of course mostly Teutons, who well know how to make themselves happy on such festive occasions. The young danced and sang to their hearts’ content as the old looked on and smiled as they remembered the time when they also ‘tripped it deftly on the light fantastic toe’.”
Gesell’s 1895 picture of Waumandee Mill captures in time the mill, the sluice and the dam on Waumandee Creek. It is one of his most artistic endeavors. Today you can still see the Waumandee Mill. Located just south of Waumandee, take the Mill Road east off of County Road U, it’s a beautiful backroad drive and seeing the mill is a thrill even if it is only a shadow of its former glory.
Remember the Arcadia Drive-In?
"Healing for the nations" is tonight. Please join us at the museum.
Remember the Beef and Dumpling dinner on Sunday, February 14 from 11 to 1. Come join us for a great meal.
Our Membership Drive for 2016 is now underway.
It's only $10 to join the society for the year.
Consider joining us for our ongoing events, potlucks and programs.
If you have an interest in local history, you belong with us.
Head on over to the Historical Society web site and take a look at the Love Lights honorees. Visit www.arcadiawihistory.org
The Arcadia Area Historical Society, Arcadia Wisconsin
Wonderful "Love Lights" ceremony tonight.
The society has launched a fundraising campaign to make some important repairs to the Nativity window in the museum (former OLPH church). The window's outer protective glass is cracked in a number of places and the wood frame needs critical restoration work. We hope to raise at least $25,000 for the work. Please help us.
We are sponsoring "Love Lights" at the museum in the English garden this year. A lighting ceremony is planned for December 5 at 6 pm. Remember a loved one with a light. Contact us for more details.
Our goal is to raise enough money to repair the Nativity Window in the museum (former OLPH church). If you give $100 or more, you will be given the coffee cup with the picture of the window. If you give $1000 or more, you will be given a copy of "Remember When" (a delightful book about the history of Arcadia). Please consider helping us.
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