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West Salem Historical Society

West Salem Historical Society is a nonprofit organization to preserve the heritage of West Salem and the immediate area.  There are three historical homes you can tour, monthly newsletters and over 2,000 members in 43 states, Washington D.C., and Sweden.

An annual event, Garland Days, held each September, celebrates the life of this community’s favorite son.  Christmas In July is another favorite annual event.

Photo: Neshonoc Dam

The West Salem Historical Society has three homes open for tours from Memorial Day to Labor Day.  Monday through Friday 10am to 4pm, or other times by appointment.

Admission is free, but donations are accepted

Hamlin Garland Homestead
357 West Garland Street
West Salem, WI 54669

Palmer Gullickson Octagon Home
360 Leonard St. N.
West Salem, WI 54669

Palmer Lewis Octagon Home
W3362 State Road 16
West Salem, Wisconsin 54669

(P) 608-786-1399
Call for an appointment to view the homes outside of scheduled times.

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Hamlin Garland Homestead

Palmer Gullickson Octagon Home

Palmer Lewis Octagon Home

Veterans Memorial Field Eagle – Sculpture

Veterans Memorial Field Eagle – Sculpture

Marie W. Heider Center for the Arts

Marie W. Heider Center for the Arts

Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center

Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center

Hixon Memorial

Hixon Memorial

Olive Juice Quilts

Olive Juice Quilts

Fledgling – Sculpture

Fledgling – Sculpture

Driftless Music Festival

Driftless Music Festival

Harmony and Peace

Harmony and Peace

Herons of La Crosse Sculptures

Herons of La Crosse Sculptures

Pump House Regional Arts Center

Pump House Regional Arts Center

Gideon Hixon

Gideon Hixon

SSE Music

SSE Music

Le Pineau – Sculpture

Le Pineau – Sculpture

Family – Sculpture

Family – Sculpture

Anidonts

Anidonts

Lyra

Lyra

Mary of the Angels Chapel

Mary of the Angels Chapel

La Crosse Clay Center

La Crosse Clay Center

Blue Stars, Performing Arts for Youth, Inc.

Blue Stars, Performing Arts for Youth, Inc.

Elmers Auto and Toy Museum

Elmers Auto and Toy Museum

A Simpler Time

A Simpler Time

Confluence

Confluence

TJS Photography

TJS Photography

Hiawatha

Hiawatha

Childrens Museum of La Crosse

Childrens Museum of La Crosse

Ellen Hixon

Ellen Hixon

Leo & Leona’s Historic Tavern & Dance Hall

Leo & Leona’s Historic Tavern & Dance Hall

Pickwick Mill

Pickwick Mill

Artspire

Artspire

La Crosse Community Theatre

La Crosse Community Theatre

La Crosse Storytelling Festival

La Crosse Storytelling Festival

Mid West Music Fest

Mid West Music Fest

Invitation to Imagination – Sculpture

Invitation to Imagination – Sculpture

Water Over the Dam

Water Over the Dam

International Performing Arts Campus

International Performing Arts Campus

West Salem Historical Society

West Salem Historical Society

Reflections

Reflections

Hixon House

Hixon House

Great River Shakespeare Festival

Great River Shakespeare Festival

AAUW – Art Fair on the Green

AAUW – Art Fair on the Green

La Crosse Center

La Crosse Center

River City Water Ski Show Team

River City Water Ski Show Team

Minnesota Marine Art Museum

Minnesota Marine Art Museum

Between the Bluffs Plein Air

Between the Bluffs Plein Air

An Educator’s Tools – Sculpture

An Educator’s Tools – Sculpture

Twinkle and Twine Design

Twinkle and Twine Design

Treehouse Gift and Home

Treehouse Gift and Home

Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Dancing Clare

Dancing Clare

Adolf and Helga Gundersen

Adolf and Helga Gundersen

Kinstone Megalithic Garden

Kinstone Megalithic Garden

Country Boom

Country Boom

Fannin Counseling & Art Therapy

Fannin Counseling & Art Therapy

UW-La Crosse Art Gallery

UW-La Crosse Art Gallery

La Crosse Area Harley Davidson

La Crosse Area Harley Davidson

Department of History

Department of History

Great River Folk Festival

Great River Folk Festival

Viterbo University Gallery

Viterbo University Gallery

Dancing Francis

Dancing Francis

Castlerock Museum

Castlerock Museum

Laura Ingalls Wilder Days

Laura Ingalls Wilder Days

King Gambrinus

King Gambrinus

La Crosse County Historical Society

La Crosse County Historical Society

Frozen River Film Festival

Frozen River Film Festival

Dancers – Sculpture

Dancers – Sculpture

Boy with Butterfly

Boy with Butterfly

The Four Muses

The Four Muses

La Crosse Symphony Orchestra

La Crosse Symphony Orchestra

Eagle Landmark – Sculpture

Eagle Landmark – Sculpture

Ribbon V – Sculpture

Ribbon V – Sculpture

The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums

The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums

Onalaska Historical Society

Onalaska Historical Society

Weber Center for the Performing Arts

Weber Center for the Performing Arts

The La Crosse Players

The La Crosse Players

Creative Canvas and Board

Creative Canvas and Board

Norskedalen Heritage & Nature Center

Norskedalen Heritage & Nature Center

Dahl Auto Museum

Dahl Auto Museum