La Crescent Area Historical Society

La Crescent Area Historical Society Preserving La Crescent Area Heritage The La Crescent Area Historical Society aims at preserving the history of events, families, and objects of La Crescent, Minnesota.

Operating as usual

10/13/2020
Fox2548 & WIProud

Fox2548 & WIProud

Check out the teaser to our original production, RIVERTOWN, airing Sunday, Oct. 25th, and Saturday, Oct. 31st after First News at Nine. Every town has a dark side.

A special thanks to our sponsors, Blue Moon Restaurant, River Bank, Explore La Crosse, and American Home Fireplace & Patio! Also, big thanks to La Crosse Public Library, UW-La Crosse Murphy Library, La Crescent Area Historical Society, Norskedalen Nature & Heritage Center, The Court Above Main and McGregor Historical Museum

09/14/2020
09/13/2020
09/06/2020

Thank you to all who visited our rummage sale the last 2 days. It was a huge success with all proceeds going to further our mission of preserving and sharing La Crescent's history. And thanks to all who donated items to sell. Couldn't have asked for better weather
and better friends and neighbors.

08/30/2020
La Crescent Area Historical Society

La Crescent Area Historical Society

GIGANTIC RUMMAGE SALE! FEATURING FATHEAD STEVE'S FOOD TRUCK. Our annual rummage sale is Friday, Sept. 4th from 7:30 am to 5 pm. And Saturday, Sept. 5th from 7:30 am to noon at 28 SO. ELM ST., LA CRESCENT.
Hunt for that wonderful treasure while enjoying a tasty treat.
All proceeds benefit the La Crescent Area Historical Society's mission of preserving La Crescent's history.

08/30/2020

GIGANTIC RUMMAGE SALE! FEATURING FATHEAD STEVE'S FOOD TRUCK. Our annual rummage sale is Friday, Sept. 4th from 7:30 am to 5 pm. And Saturday, Sept. 5th from 7:30 am to noon at 28 SO. ELM ST., LA CRESCENT.
Hunt for that wonderful treasure while enjoying a tasty treat.
All proceeds benefit the La Crescent Area Historical Society's mission of preserving La Crescent's history.

08/12/2020
08/12/2020
03/17/2020

Dear Friends,

The La Crescent Area Historical Society’s Annual Meeting, usually held in April, has been postponed. We will plan something special in the months ahead.

Right now, we want to do the right thing and protect the health and safety of our members and friends during this pandemic. Like others in the community, we are heeding the advice of public health experts and working to contain the spread of the virus.

We will continue our historical work behind the scenes, but the history center and apple museum won’t be open for groups.

Thank you for your dedication to local history and your support of the historical society.

Stay safe.

Don Thesing
President

02/25/2020
The way it was in La Crescent 50 years ago.  The 1970 Lancer wrestling team.
02/02/2020

The way it was in La Crescent 50 years ago. The 1970 Lancer wrestling team.

12/24/2019
Happy Thanksgiving from La Crescent Area Historical Society.On behalf of the Board of Directors, we want to thank all of...
11/28/2019

Happy Thanksgiving from La Crescent Area Historical Society.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, we want to thank all of our members, volunteers, and the La Crescent community for helping us maintain our mission of preserving and sharing La Crescent's history

Join LAHS for an evening of learning about Minnesota's Gangster past with Chad Lewis, Thursday, October 17th at 7 pm at ...
10/03/2019

Join LAHS for an evening of learning about Minnesota's Gangster past with Chad Lewis, Thursday, October 17th at 7 pm at La Crescent's new Event Center.

HAPPY APPLEFEST.  Watch for our vintage soda fountain in the parade tomorrow.  Thank you  Pete Klug.
09/21/2019

HAPPY APPLEFEST. Watch for our vintage soda fountain in the parade tomorrow. Thank you Pete Klug.

09/15/2019

APPLEFEST SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 21
ORCHARD TOURS
11:00, 1:00 and 3:00
Bus leaves from Heritage House

HERITAGE HOUSE AND APPLE MUSEUM
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Stop in to see the unique exhibits!

09/01/2019

Thank you to all who visited our rummage sale the last 2 days. It was a huge success with all proceeds going to further our mission of preserving and sharing La Crescent's history. And thanks to all who donated items to sell. Have you ever seen so many Santa Bears!

08/30/2019

Stop by our rummage sale at 28 So Elm St., La Crescent tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 30th or Saturday, Aug. 31st. You don't want to miss all the treasures!!!

La Crescent Area Historical Center is holding a rummage sale Friday and Saturday August 30 and 31st at 28 So. Elm, La Cr...
08/18/2019

La Crescent Area Historical Center is holding a rummage sale Friday and Saturday August 30 and 31st at 28 So. Elm, La Crescent. Friday hours are 8 am - 6 and Saturday from 8 am - 1. Come browse all the exciting deals and treasures.

Luther's Super Service Station, which was at 115 So. Walnut Street in La Crescent, is imprinted on this deck of playing ...
07/21/2019

Luther's Super Service Station, which was at 115 So. Walnut Street in La Crescent, is imprinted on this deck of playing cards donated to us by Jane Darling of La Crescent. Archie Luther owned the business in the 1940s until the early 1960s, all the while featuring Mobilgas. Many young men worked at the station. Did you work there? If you have more information on this business, please contact the historical society.

05/27/2019

LOCAL HISTORY MUSEUM OPEN FOR SUMMER

27 May 2019
There is something of interest to everyone at the La Crescent Area Historical Society
this summer. Starting in June, the Historical Society will be open to the public from 1 to 4
p.m. on Wednesdays and 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursdays. It is staffed entirely by volunteers and
admission is free.
Visitors will find museum space and a research area on the first floor of the house at
328 South Third Street. Visitors can learn more about the early history of the area,
buildings and businesses, Applefest, and schools, among many other aspects of local
heritage. One specific display features a local man’s experience as a prisoner of war during
the Vietnam conflict. The house is also the start of a self-guided walking tour of other
historically significant structures in La Crescent.
In the Apple Museum inside the large storage shed, visitors can learn about apple
growing, orchard equipment, and the many orchards that have graced the area. A separate
display area features telephones through the eras, as well as the last phone booth in town.
To arrange a large group visit at other times, call 507-895-1857. Brochures,
including a walking tour brochure/map, are available on the front porch of the house.
Accessible parking is directly behind the storage shed.
The website, lacrescenthistory.org, contains more information about the historical
society.

04/30/2019
La Crescent Area Historical Society

La Crescent Area Historical Society

Only 10 days left to get your ticket to LAHS Spring Social at Castle La Crosse. Call 507-895-1857 or contact any board member for tickets. You don't want to miss this special event. See our page or our website at La CrescentHistory.org for more information.

04/30/2019

Only 10 days left to get your ticket to LAHS Spring Social at Castle La Crosse. Call 507-895-1857 or contact any board member for tickets. You don't want to miss this special event. See our page or our website at La CrescentHistory.org for more information.

04/30/2019
La Crescent Area Historical Society

La Crescent Area Historical Society

La Crescent Area Historical Society is hosting a Spring Social at Castle La Crosse. Join us to tour the beautiful historic Castle La Crosse while enjoying music, friends, local wine, and appetizers.
The event is Thursday, May 9th from 5pm to 7:30 pm.
Tickets for $25 are available at the La Crescent Chamber of Commerce, from any board member or by calling 507-895-1857.

04/20/2019

La Crescent Area Historical Society is hosting a Spring Social at Castle La Crosse. Join us to tour the beautiful historic Castle La Crosse while enjoying music, friends, local wine, and appetizers.
The event is Thursday, May 9th from 5pm to 7:30 pm.
Tickets for $25 are available at the La Crescent Chamber of Commerce, from any board member or by calling 507-895-1857.

Terry Visger, a well-known storyteller, will unravel the tale of "The Clammer's wife" at the La Crescent Area Historical...
03/10/2019
LaCrescentHistory.org | La Crescent Area Historical Society

Terry Visger, a well-known storyteller, will unravel the tale of "The Clammer's wife" at the La Crescent Area Historical Society's Annual Meeting at Pine Creek Golf Course on Saturday, April 6.

This story is about life in a bygone era. A century ago, people earned a living by clamming: searching for shells, and, hopefully pearls, in the Mississippi River. The work of clammers not only has been documented in local history, but also led to our understanding of freshwater ecosystems.

The evening begins with a social at 5:30 p.m., followed by a catered sirloin tips dinner, a brief business meeting and approval of amended bylaws, and the storytelling. The evening costs $17.50 per person and is open to the public.

To make reservations, email the historical society at [email protected] or call 507-895-1857 by March 30. The society's website, https://lacrescenthistory.org has more information. Learn about Terry Visger at https://www.talesbyterry.com.

Welcome Storyteller’s tale to reveal life as a clammer’s wife A century ago, people earned a living by clamming: searching for shells and, hopefully, pearls, in the Mississippi River. The work of clammers not only has been documented in local history, but also led to our understanding of freshwa...

The Way it was in La Crescent in 1969 - The Student Council at La Crescent High School
02/26/2019

The Way it was in La Crescent in 1969 - The Student Council at La Crescent High School

02/17/2019

The funds were received from the Birthday fund raiser requested by Don Thesing. All $455 was deposited with no administrative fees. Thanks

Happy Valentine's day.This Valentine card is from the collection of Kenneth and Mildred Evans, sent in 1926 to Marion.
02/10/2019

Happy Valentine's day.
This Valentine card is from the collection of Kenneth and Mildred Evans, sent in 1926 to Marion.

Congratulations to our President, Don Thesing, for being honored as a Community All Star Sunday at the La Crescent Super...
01/28/2019

Congratulations to our President, Don Thesing, for being honored as a Community All Star Sunday at the La Crescent Super Community Event. The event is sponsored by the La Crescent Lions and Rotary Club.

The Way it Was in La Crescent in 1918 - Hauling logs on a horse drawn cutter in front of the old La Crescent Public Scho...
01/21/2019

The Way it Was in La Crescent in 1918 - Hauling logs on a horse drawn cutter in front of the old La Crescent Public School.

The Way it Was in La Crescent in 1966.  This is the first basketball team at the new La Crescent High School in 1966.
01/10/2019

The Way it Was in La Crescent in 1966. This is the first basketball team at the new La Crescent High School in 1966.

Merry Christmas from the La Crescent Area Historical Society
12/22/2018

Merry Christmas from the La Crescent Area Historical Society

09/18/2018

MAKE A DIFFERENCE and help your historical society at the La Crescent Community Foundation's community impact grant event at 6:30 pm on Thursday, Sept. 20th, at the La Crescent High School Fine Arts Center. We are vying with three other projects for $5000 in grant funds, and you can help us gather the most votes. Our intergenerational project will create digital recording of high school students interviewing local elders about their lives growing up in La Crescent long before cellphones and the web. The visual and audio of these conversations will give us insight into the true history of our community.

Address

328 S 3rd St
La Crescent, MN
55947

General information

There are different volunteering opportunities to help the La Crescent Area Historical Society! One of which is the Garden Team. The Garden Team (hopefully three teams of two) helps spruce up before the tourist season. In early May, the Garden Team help clean out the flower beds, in July they weed and cut back flowers, in September, start sprucing up for Applefest! Another great opportunity to help is through housekeeping before tourist season. Cleaning duties include: Feather dust collection Clean display cases Wipe down Board table Sweep or vacuum floors Swiffer floors Vacuum porch Wash Windows inside and out if able Clean bathroom o Toilet o Mirror o Sink Clean Kitchen Area o Shake rugs o Wipe off counter o Clean sink Collect trash and put by porch door The Historical Society keeps these sort of items: • Newspaper Photos and advertisements of our events • Write-ups on Vintage Base Ball • Articles written by Donna Huegel on La Crescent’s history • Newspaper stories or other publications about the Society. • Actual photographs taken by members of our latest happenings

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 15:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 15:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 09:00 - 14:00

Telephone

(507) 895-1857

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