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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

Great River Shakespeare Festival

Great River Shakespeare Festival

Elmers Auto and Toy Museum

Elmers Auto and Toy Museum

Driftless Music Festival

Driftless Music Festival

An Educator’s Tools – Sculpture

An Educator’s Tools – Sculpture

Country Boom

Country Boom

WineSitter BrewHouse

WineSitter BrewHouse

Olive Juice Quilts

Olive Juice Quilts

TJS Photography

TJS Photography

La Crosse Center

La Crosse Center

Confluence

Confluence

Great River Folk Festival

Great River Folk Festival

King Gambrinus

King Gambrinus

The Four Muses

The Four Muses

Weber Center for the Performing Arts

Weber Center for the Performing Arts

Ellen Hixon

Ellen Hixon

Artspire

Artspire

Dancing Clare

Dancing Clare

Pickwick Mill

Pickwick Mill

Anidonts

Anidonts

AAUW – Art Fair on the Green

AAUW – Art Fair on the Green

River City Water Ski Show Team

River City Water Ski Show Team

Dancing Francis

Dancing Francis

Reflections

Reflections

Lyra

Lyra

Veterans Memorial Field Eagle – Sculpture

Veterans Memorial Field Eagle – Sculpture

Adolf and Helga Gundersen

Adolf and Helga Gundersen

La Crosse Community Theatre

La Crosse Community Theatre

Castlerock Museum

Castlerock Museum

Hixon House

Hixon House

Blue Stars, Performing Arts for Youth, Inc.

Blue Stars, Performing Arts for Youth, Inc.

Global Initiatives Week

Global Initiatives Week

Generous Earth Pottery

Generous Earth Pottery

Gideon Hixon

Gideon Hixon

West Salem Historical Society

West Salem Historical Society

Marie W. Heider Center for the Arts

Marie W. Heider Center for the Arts

Le Pineau – Sculpture

Le Pineau – Sculpture

Mid West Music Fest

Mid West Music Fest

All Glazed Up!

All Glazed Up!

Kinstone Megalithic Garden

Kinstone Megalithic Garden

Mary of the Angels Chapel

Mary of the Angels Chapel

Dancers – Sculpture

Dancers – Sculpture

Onalaska Historical Society

Onalaska Historical Society

The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums

The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums

Family – Sculpture

Family – Sculpture

Frozen River Film Festival

Frozen River Film Festival

Leo & Leona’s Historic Tavern & Dance Hall

Leo & Leona’s Historic Tavern & Dance Hall

Invitation to Imagination – Sculpture

Invitation to Imagination – Sculpture

Fannin Counseling & Art Therapy

Fannin Counseling & Art Therapy

SSE Music

SSE Music

Dim Sum Tea Shop

Dim Sum Tea Shop

Ribbon V – Sculpture

Ribbon V – Sculpture

Norskedalen Heritage & Nature Center

Norskedalen Heritage & Nature Center

Harmony and Peace

Harmony and Peace

Eagle Landmark – Sculpture

Eagle Landmark – Sculpture

International Performing Arts Campus

International Performing Arts Campus

La Crosse Symphony Orchestra

La Crosse Symphony Orchestra

Viterbo University Gallery

Viterbo University Gallery

Water Over the Dam

Water Over the Dam

Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Minnesota Marine Art Museum

Minnesota Marine Art Museum

Treehouse Gift and Home

Treehouse Gift and Home

Fledgling – Sculpture

Fledgling – Sculpture

Boy with Butterfly

Boy with Butterfly

La Crosse County Historical Society

La Crosse County Historical Society

Laura Ingalls Wilder Days

Laura Ingalls Wilder Days

Creative Canvas and Board

Creative Canvas and Board

A Simpler Time

A Simpler Time

Dahl Auto Museum

Dahl Auto Museum

Seven Rivers Jazz Band

Seven Rivers Jazz Band

Department of History

Department of History

Childrens Museum of La Crosse

Childrens Museum of La Crosse

UW-La Crosse Art Gallery

UW-La Crosse Art Gallery

Hixon Memorial

Hixon Memorial

Between the Bluffs Plein Air

Between the Bluffs Plein Air

The La Crosse Players

The La Crosse Players

La Crosse Storytelling Festival

La Crosse Storytelling Festival

Twinkle and Twine Design

Twinkle and Twine Design

Hiawatha

Hiawatha

Herons of La Crosse Sculptures

Herons of La Crosse Sculptures

Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center

Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center

Pump House Regional Arts Center

Pump House Regional Arts Center

La Crosse Area Harley Davidson

La Crosse Area Harley Davidson