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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

Water Over the Dam

Water Over the Dam

AAUW – Art Fair on the Green

AAUW – Art Fair on the Green

Twinkle and Twine Design

Twinkle and Twine Design

Between the Bluffs Plein Air

Between the Bluffs Plein Air

King Gambrinus

King Gambrinus

Treehouse Gift and Home

Treehouse Gift and Home

An Educator’s Tools – Sculpture

An Educator’s Tools – Sculpture

Leo & Leona’s Historic Tavern & Dance Hall

Leo & Leona’s Historic Tavern & Dance Hall

Elmers Auto and Toy Museum

Elmers Auto and Toy Museum

Driftless Music Festival

Driftless Music Festival

A Simpler Time

A Simpler Time

Pickwick Mill

Pickwick Mill

UW-La Crosse Art Gallery

UW-La Crosse Art Gallery

Childrens Museum of La Crosse

Childrens Museum of La Crosse

Mid West Music Fest

Mid West Music Fest

The Craft & Vendor Marketplace

The Craft & Vendor Marketplace

Dancing Clare

Dancing Clare

Boy with Butterfly

Boy with Butterfly

Hiawatha

Hiawatha

Generous Earth Pottery

Generous Earth Pottery

Invitation to Imagination – Sculpture

Invitation to Imagination – Sculpture

Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center

Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center

Herons of La Crosse Sculptures

Herons of La Crosse Sculptures

Onalaska Historical Society

Onalaska Historical Society

Fledgling – Sculpture

Fledgling – Sculpture

Great River Folk Festival

Great River Folk Festival

La Crosse Area Harley Davidson

La Crosse Area Harley Davidson

Creative Canvas and Board

Creative Canvas and Board

Dancers – Sculpture

Dancers – Sculpture

Norskedalen Heritage & Nature Center

Norskedalen Heritage & Nature Center

Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe

La Crosse Symphony Orchestra

La Crosse Symphony Orchestra

Hixon Memorial

Hixon Memorial

Great River Shakespeare Festival

Great River Shakespeare Festival

Gideon Hixon

Gideon Hixon

Seven Rivers Jazz Band

Seven Rivers Jazz Band

Country Boom

Country Boom

The Four Muses

The Four Muses

TJS Photography

TJS Photography

Global Initiatives Week

Global Initiatives Week

Lyra

Lyra

Adolf and Helga Gundersen

Adolf and Helga Gundersen

Olive Juice Quilts

Olive Juice Quilts

The La Crosse Players

The La Crosse Players

Frozen River Film Festival

Frozen River Film Festival

Ellen Hixon

Ellen Hixon

Marie W. Heider Center for the Arts

Marie W. Heider Center for the Arts

West Salem Historical Society

West Salem Historical Society

Kinstone Megalithic Garden

Kinstone Megalithic Garden

Hixon House

Hixon House

Castlerock Museum

Castlerock Museum

Eagle Landmark – Sculpture

Eagle Landmark – Sculpture

Family – Sculpture

Family – Sculpture

Dim Sum Tea Shop

Dim Sum Tea Shop

SSE Music

SSE Music

All Glazed Up!

All Glazed Up!

Artspire

Artspire

Dahl Auto Museum

Dahl Auto Museum

La Crosse Storytelling Festival

La Crosse Storytelling Festival

WineSitter BrewHouse

WineSitter BrewHouse

Harmony and Peace

Harmony and Peace

Pump House Regional Arts Center

Pump House Regional Arts Center

Confluence

Confluence

Riverside Museum

Riverside Museum

La Crosse Community Theatre

La Crosse Community Theatre

Reflections

Reflections

La Crosse County Historical Society

La Crosse County Historical Society

Weber Center for the Performing Arts

Weber Center for the Performing Arts

Viterbo University Gallery

Viterbo University Gallery

Designz Inc.

Designz Inc.

Veterans Memorial Field Eagle – Sculpture

Veterans Memorial Field Eagle – Sculpture

Minnesota Marine Art Museum

Minnesota Marine Art Museum

La Crosse Center

La Crosse Center

Dancing Francis

Dancing Francis

Cruisin’ Craft Beer & Film Festival

Cruisin’ Craft Beer & Film Festival

International Performing Arts Campus

International Performing Arts Campus

Mary of the Angels Chapel

Mary of the Angels Chapel

Le Pineau – Sculpture

Le Pineau – Sculpture

Blue Stars, Performing Arts for Youth, Inc.

Blue Stars, Performing Arts for Youth, Inc.

Anidonts

Anidonts

Fannin Counseling & Art Therapy

Fannin Counseling & Art Therapy

River City Water Ski Show Team

River City Water Ski Show Team

Department of History

Department of History

Ribbon V – Sculpture

Ribbon V – Sculpture