Stanley Area Historical Society

Stanley Area Historical Society The Stanley Area Historical Society is dedicated to preserving the history of the area by collecting of historical artifacts and written materials and by educating the public through displays and programs.
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Lutefisk among friends.  Dave Jankoski and Fred Evans sharing a meal.  Great picture.
06/06/2021

Lutefisk among friends.
Dave Jankoski and Fred Evans sharing a meal.
Great picture.

Lutefisk among friends.
Dave Jankoski and Fred Evans sharing a meal.
Great picture.

Stanley Area Historical Society is OPEN every weekend, Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.  Please plan to stop by to t...
06/06/2021

Stanley Area Historical Society is OPEN every weekend, Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Please plan to stop by to tour the many buildings. We have lots of fun history of the Stanley Area. Check out our website at: stanleyareahistoricalsociety.org for some pictures of our displays, map to get to our museum and more info. We hope to see you there.

Stanley Area Historical Society is OPEN every weekend, Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Please plan to stop by to tour the many buildings. We have lots of fun history of the Stanley Area. Check out our website at: stanleyareahistoricalsociety.org for some pictures of our displays, map to get to our museum and more info. We hope to see you there.

Let's help SBAA broaden their reach for the graduating classed of Stanley Boyd Alumni.  Share to your page so others can...
06/06/2021
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Let's help SBAA broaden their reach for the graduating classed of Stanley Boyd Alumni. Share to your page so others can see. 1, 2, 3 GO!!!!

DONATE: Download our donation form We appreciate donations, and 100% of the money donated goes to scholarship or the operational fund (all school reunion costs and school project donations). You ca…

Fred EvansFred Carlton Evans, age 83, 216 Dahl Street, Stanley left his family and friends on January 29, 2021. He was b...
02/07/2021

Fred Evans

Fred Carlton Evans, age 83, 216 Dahl Street, Stanley
left his family and friends on January 29, 2021. He was born in
Stanley, WI on December 9, 1938, to Marlowe and Dorothy (Toft)
Evans. The family relocated to Sioux City, Iowa when his father began working for the Milwaukee Railroad. Fred graduated from Sioux City East High School and later earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art Education from Morningside College in Sioux City. During his senior year, he was editor of the college yearbook. After several years of teaching in the United States he began a 35-year career of teaching for the Department of Defense Schools across the globe. His assignments included France, Japan, Norway (his favorite), Bahrain, Crete, Philippines and Germany. He retired from DoDDs in Bonn, Germany and then worked a few more years teaching in International Schools in Germany, Cameroon, and Egypt. During the early years of his career, he earned a Master’s Degree from Michigan State University in their overseas program. His career allowed for extensive travel throughout the world.
Upon retirement in 1998, he came to Stanley where he purchased his grandparents’ historic home at 918 N. Broadway (Moon Park), from his aunt, Eleanor Toft Eimermann. During his time in Stanley, he was a past member of the Stanley Lions Club, served on the Library Board and the City Tourism Committee. He was also an active member of the Stanley Area Historical Society and served a number of years as the organization’s Vice -President and photographer, which resulted in his recording many changes in the community. Fred was an avid reader of books and periodicals and followed politics with a passion. He enjoyed playing bridge and other card and board games.
Fred is survived by his nephews Jay Evans (Natalie), Alabama, Michael Riley and David Riley of Texas, nieces Wendy Evans (Larry Glazier), Illinois and Elizabeth Riley of Texas, and his cousins Sherril Garahan of Minnesota and Catherine Garahan Malavarca of New Jersey, cousins Nancy Toft Marvin and Janet Toft Franke of Florida, his grand nephews and nieces Evan Malavarca, and Laura and Eliot Garahan and many friends he gained during his career and since retirement in Stanley. He is preceded in death by his parents, and brother Richard Evans and sister Janet Riley.
Per his request there will be no services. Inurnment will take place at Oakland Cemetery in Stanley. Memorials can be directed to the Stanley Area Historical Society, PO Box 142, Stanley, WI 54768 or Moon Memorial Library Building Fund, 154 E. 5th Avenue, Stanley, WI 54768.

01/31/2021

With great sadness .... Our dear friend Fred Evans passed away last Friday January 29th at his home in Stanley. He has been a vital part of SAHS for a number of year. Fred will be greatly missed.

Obituary will be posted here when it comes available. Per Fred's wishes there not be a funeral however a time of rememberance will be held at the Museum sometime this summer.

The Stanley Area Historical Society museum at 228 Helgerson St. will be closing for the season after Sunday, September 2...
09/26/2020

The Stanley Area Historical Society museum at 228 Helgerson St. will be closing for the season after Sunday, September 27. The museum is open next weekend both Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. After that the museum will be open most Tuesdays from 1-3 pm or other times by chance. Tours can be arranged for family reunions, clubs or organizations by calling 715-644-5880.

Drop by this weekend and see our new Bridal Dress Display.  We are open Saturdays and Sundays from 1 - 4 p.m.  Thank you...
09/10/2020

Drop by this weekend and see our new Bridal Dress Display. We are open Saturdays and Sundays from 1 - 4 p.m. Thank you!!!

Please consider donating for the recent roof project at the Museum.  Thank you
09/07/2020

Please consider donating for the recent roof project at the Museum. Thank you

06/04/2020

WE ARE OPENING FATHERS DAY WEEKEND
Saturday and Sunday, June 20th and 21st

02/01/2020

The Semi-Annual Clark County Historical Society Meeting will take place as follows. Saturday, June 6, the Spring Meeting will be held at a private residence, at N11699 Fairground Avenue in Greenwood. The fall meeting will be held at the Woodland Hotel in Owen. Stay tuned for more information times as we grow closer to the dates.

www.stanleyareahistoricalsociety.orgHere is our new website address.  Save this link to your favorites and bookmark for ...
01/29/2020
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www.stanleyareahistoricalsociety.org

Here is our new website address. Save this link to your favorites and bookmark for future use. Pass on to your friend as well. Thank you for checking us out.

As president of the Stanley Area Historical Society I want to welcome you to our updated Website. Our organization is extremely proud its accomplishments since we were incorporated over 37 years ago. We have grown over the years in the size of our exhibit space and in the number of artifacts that ou...

12/24/2019

It's official ALL Stanley Republican Newspapers are up on BadgerLink.

The Clark County Historical Society semi-annual meeting will be on Saturday, November 2nd.  It will be hosted by the Tho...
10/16/2019

The Clark County Historical Society semi-annual meeting will be on Saturday, November 2nd. It will be hosted by the Thorp Area Historical Society at the Thorp Public Library Basement (handicap accessible) 401 S. Conway St. For more information, call 715-797-8403 The Board meets at 11:30 and the potluck meal starts at 12:30 p.m. with meeting to follow. Please bring a dish to pass. See you there.

This year Our Lady of Victory Hospital is celebrating 100 years of serving our community. In conjunction with this miles...
10/16/2019

This year Our Lady of Victory Hospital is celebrating 100 years of serving our community. In conjunction with this milestone, we have developed a major exhibit commemorating the hospital’s 100 years in our community and also have the main bulletin board in our meeting room dedicated to this milestone. On Saturday, October 19 at 1 pm, we will be hosting a group of retired hospital employees who will recollect some of the funny stories associated with their work in the various departments of the old hospital. All are invited to attend.

Are you interested in learning how to trace your family tree AKA Genealogy?  We have a class starting soon at SAHS.  Cal...
07/28/2019

Are you interested in learning how to trace your family tree AKA Genealogy? We have a class starting soon at SAHS. Call Betty at: 715-644-5492 or email her at [email protected] Class starting in early August. She is an expert and can help you get off the ground or learn more about what is out there to help you. Call or Email NOW!!!!!

07/26/2019

West Central Regional Meeting, sponsored by the Wisconsin Council for Local History and Wisconsin Historical Society. will be hosted by Stanley Area Historical Society on September 13, 2019. This meeting will focus on the digitization of collections providing both an experienced based hands on sharing of how to get started and a demonstration of doing it. SAHS has completed plans for this event with volunteers doing the presentations, demonstrations and providing the hospitality for the attendees.

See what's happening at our Annual Business Meeting.  Come and get involved.  Your always welcome at the Stanley Area Hi...
01/28/2019

See what's happening at our Annual Business Meeting. Come and get involved. Your always welcome at the Stanley Area Historical Society.

Look what was the headline on June 26, 1984.  How time flies!  During our annual meeting last Saturday, Cheryl  Kern-Sim...
01/28/2019

Look what was the headline on June 26, 1984. How time flies! During our annual meeting last Saturday, Cheryl Kern-Simirenko demonstrats how the Stanley Republicans are now accessible on the Internet through BadgerLink . Watch for the announcement right here when all Stanley Republicans have been uploaded.

Announcing....The Stanley Republican 1965-1984 and 2005 to current may now be searched on Badgerlink.  Wisconsin residen...
11/25/2018
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Announcing....The Stanley Republican 1965-1984 and 2005 to current may now be searched on Badgerlink. Wisconsin residents will need to provide their local library barcode number (leaving out any spaces) or school barcode go gain access free of charge. Below is the link to Badgerlink resources. Watch for step by step directions on how to access the newspapers which will be available in a few weeks. https://badgerlink.dpi.wi.gov/login-auto

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Stanley changing with time
11/21/2018

Stanley changing with time

WW I – 100 years ago in the Stanley area – a look back      The Stanley Area Historical Society invites you to another o...
09/03/2018

WW I – 100 years ago in the Stanley area – a look back

The Stanley Area Historical Society invites you to another of its’ 2018 presentations. Betty Plombon, Museum Director, has organized the event which will be presented on Saturday, September 15, at 1:30 p. m. The museum is located at 228 Helgerson Street in Stanley.
Many of you know the history of WW I, but do you know what took place in and around the Stanley area, before, during and after the war, known as the, “The War To End All Wars?” Join us at the local museum on Saturday, September 15, 2018, for a historical day to learn about the war here at home.
Take yourself back 100 years to 1918, when the war was playing itself out in France. Thousands of U. S. boys were battling for their lives and freeing the world of German power. What about the German people who lived in Wisconsin?
Your invited to come and listen to real-life stories and experiences of our boys and men while they were serving their country. Learn what was happening in the Stanley area while the men were away serving their country and what took place later. How did people respond to a war they didn’t want? Learn who survived and who perished and were left to be buried in a far away country. Bring your own family stories to add to the program.
The museum will be open from 1-4 p. m. allowing time to visit the over 12,000 sq. feet of exhibits before or after the presentation. Refreshments will be served.

UW-Eau Claire student Brianna Wyss, a summer employee at the Stanley Area Historical Society, is pictured holding the tr...
08/06/2018

UW-Eau Claire student Brianna Wyss, a summer employee at the Stanley Area Historical Society, is pictured holding the train of the wedding dress worn by Joan (Spath) Kastel of Stanley, when she was married to Sylvester "Sonny" Kastel on July 29, 1947. The dress was recently donated to the local museum by Joan's daughters. The picture taken of the dress was recently scanned into the museum's large photography collection. Photo Taken by Fred Evans.

Stanley changing with time.
07/03/2018

Stanley changing with time.

Edward
06/23/2018

Edward

Betty Plombon giving a presentation of the Northwest Lumber Co. history at the Stanley Area Historical Society

Grand opening of theNorthwest Lumber Co. exhibit at the Stanley Area Historical society.
06/23/2018

Grand opening of theNorthwest Lumber Co. exhibit at the Stanley Area Historical society.

Don't forget our grand opening of our Northwestern Lumber Company Display this coming weekend Saturday June 23rd and Sun...
06/20/2018

Don't forget our grand opening of our Northwestern Lumber Company Display this coming weekend Saturday June 23rd and Sunday the 24th. Our Curator Betty Plombon with have a special presentation at 2:00 p.m. each day. Please come and enjoy our local museum and all that has to hold.

All are invited come and see our newest display.
06/19/2018

All are invited come and see our newest display.

Grand Opening Northwestern Lumber Co. Exhibit
1-4 p. m. Sat., June 23 and Sun., June 24 at the
Stanley Area Historical Society Museum
228 Helgerson St. in Stanley
Program – 2 p. m.
Come see an exhibit on the areas largest industry in the late 1800’s, including it’s company story and the railroad it operated. Historians will be providing
information, telling stories and answering questions.
Refreshments served - Admission by donation.

Grand Opening Northwestern Lumber Co. Exhibit1-4 p. m. Sat., June 23 and Sun., June 24 at theStanley Area Historical Soc...
06/07/2018

Grand Opening Northwestern Lumber Co. Exhibit
1-4 p. m. Sat., June 23 and Sun., June 24 at the
Stanley Area Historical Society Museum
228 Helgerson St. in Stanley
Program – 2 p. m.
Come see an exhibit on the areas largest industry in the late 1800’s, including it’s company story and the railroad it operated. Historians will be providing
information, telling stories and answering questions.
Refreshments served - Admission by donation.

Stanley Area Historical Society
06/06/2018

Stanley Area Historical Society

Meet our new summer intern from UW Eau Claire, Welcome Brianna Wyss.

Meet our new summer intern from UW Eau Claire, Welcome Brianna Wyss.
06/06/2018

Meet our new summer intern from UW Eau Claire, Welcome Brianna Wyss.

Introducing Brianna Wyss, our UW Eau Claire intern for the summer.  Welcome Brianna!
06/05/2018

Introducing Brianna Wyss, our UW Eau Claire intern for the summer. Welcome Brianna!

Address

228 Helgerson St
Stanley, WI
54768

General information

Stanley Area Historical Society Museum is open Saturdays and Sundays 1- 4 p.m. June, July, August and September. The museum features four distinct buildings with over 12,000 sq. feet and is full of interesting and educational exhibits including a 1906 Cadillac and an unusual 650-item beer tap collection. Small groups and bus tours welcome. Winter Hours: Open Tuesdays 1-3 p.m. or call 715-644-5880 for an appointment. Special 2017 Exhibits: The exhibits highlighting Stanley businesses operated in the 1950’s and 1960’s on the east side of Broadway Street from First Avenue to Fourth Avenue continues in 2017. These north gallery exhibit includes photographs and artifacts. 2.) A work in progress --- Northwestern Lumber Company exhibit is being developed in the south gallery and will include the Stanley Mill, the Stanley Merrill and Phillips Railroad and the Northwestern Lumber Company Store. Other major exhibit will include 1917 fashions and a World War II timeline. The museum has exhibits that are added to annually. Red Hat Ladies always find their visits very enjoyable. The museum is handicap accessible with an elevator and has a wheelchair available for use. Contact Persons: David Jankoski 715-644-5880 or Betty Plombon 715-644-5492.

Opening Hours

Saturday 13:00 - 16:00
Sunday 13:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(715) 644-0464

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Comments

My great Uncle Peter Chriske. Written 19 April 1931
Found a picture in a collect of photos from Anna (nee Stuttgen) Micke. On the back, written, "Ruth Long, Teacher" "Black Creek School" (perhaps Black Creek Valley School in East Delmar Township T29n-R5W) "Jerry and Leo Stuttgen are on here somewhere"
Looking for information about a roller rink and dance hall that was built about 1914. The builder also had a farm. The builder name was Michal Mroz. This would be info about my mother in-laws grandparents.
looking for information about a roller rink and dance hall that was built in about 1915? My mother inlaws grand parents built it and i would like to see if it still exist. there was also a farm. The builders name was Michal Mroz
can you send the obituary for peter dorski please
What was the name of the dentist between 1937-1940?
What was the name of the town's dentist around 1938-1940?
My grandfather Anthony "Tony" Jankowski's family immigrated to New Jersey from Poland in the late 1800s. He then made his way to Stanley/Thorp Wisconsin as a young man where he settled down as a family man. Photography was a passionate hobby of his. I am searching for people to help me tell this photo's story. Anyone recognize these people or places? TIA
Hello! My grandfather Anthony "Tony" Jankowski lived in the Stanley/Thorp Wisconsin area in the early to mid 1900s. His hobby was photography. I have many old pictures to share. Hopefully with all of your help, you can tell me who is in these photos and/or where the photo was taken. I may also post in the "You Know You are from Eau Claire" Facebook for additional assistance.
Know our family home up for sale recently on Franklin Street. Still trying to determine location of farm above Moon Park, beneath Lutheran cemetery. Both properties owned by Stanley pioneer Theodor Høidahl. Where was the farm though? Probably financed through Citizens Bank, I think he was a stockholder there.
Collection of old photos from Roger
There are a number of us wondering about the Toy Factory that was part of IKE. Any info??