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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

Global Initiatives Week

Global Initiatives Week

Dahl Auto Museum

Dahl Auto Museum

Adolf and Helga Gundersen

Adolf and Helga Gundersen

Great River Folk Festival

Great River Folk Festival

Laura Ingalls Wilder Days

Laura Ingalls Wilder Days

Kinstone Megalithic Garden

Kinstone Megalithic Garden

Frozen River Film Festival

Frozen River Film Festival

Harmony and Peace

Harmony and Peace

Family – Sculpture

Family – Sculpture

Gideon Hixon

Gideon Hixon

Country Boom

Country Boom

Herons of La Crosse Sculptures

Herons of La Crosse Sculptures

The Four Muses

The Four Muses

Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Minnesota Marine Art Museum

Minnesota Marine Art Museum

TJS Photography

TJS Photography

SSE Music

SSE Music

La Crosse County Historical Society

La Crosse County Historical Society

West Salem Historical Society

West Salem Historical Society

Cruisin’ Craft Beer & Film Festival

Cruisin’ Craft Beer & Film Festival

King Gambrinus

King Gambrinus

Fledgling – Sculpture

Fledgling – Sculpture

Elmers Auto and Toy Museum

Elmers Auto and Toy Museum

Dancing Clare

Dancing Clare

Dim Sum Tea Shop

Dim Sum Tea Shop

Mid West Music Fest

Mid West Music Fest

River City Water Ski Show Team

River City Water Ski Show Team

Reflections

Reflections

Mary of the Angels Chapel

Mary of the Angels Chapel

Onalaska Historical Society

Onalaska Historical Society

Designz Inc.

Designz Inc.

Marie W. Heider Center for the Arts

Marie W. Heider Center for the Arts

International Performing Arts Campus

International Performing Arts Campus

Seven Rivers Jazz Band

Seven Rivers Jazz Band

Pump House Regional Arts Center

Pump House Regional Arts Center

A Simpler Time

A Simpler Time

Le Pineau – Sculpture

Le Pineau – Sculpture

Weber Center for the Performing Arts

Weber Center for the Performing Arts

UW-La Crosse Art Gallery

UW-La Crosse Art Gallery

Between the Bluffs Plein Air

Between the Bluffs Plein Air

La Crosse Storytelling Festival

La Crosse Storytelling Festival

Viterbo University Gallery

Viterbo University Gallery

Pickwick Mill

Pickwick Mill

La Crosse Symphony Orchestra

La Crosse Symphony Orchestra

Dancers – Sculpture

Dancers – Sculpture

Great River Shakespeare Festival

Great River Shakespeare Festival

An Educator’s Tools – Sculpture

An Educator’s Tools – Sculpture

Twinkle and Twine Design

Twinkle and Twine Design

Riverside Museum

Riverside Museum

Water Over the Dam

Water Over the Dam

Olive Juice Quilts

Olive Juice Quilts

Invitation to Imagination – Sculpture

Invitation to Imagination – Sculpture

Artspire

Artspire

WineSitter BrewHouse

WineSitter BrewHouse

La Crosse Community Theatre

La Crosse Community Theatre

Fannin Counseling & Art Therapy

Fannin Counseling & Art Therapy

Ellen Hixon

Ellen Hixon

Hiawatha

Hiawatha

The La Crosse Players

The La Crosse Players

Lyra

Lyra

All Glazed Up!

All Glazed Up!

Driftless Music Festival

Driftless Music Festival

Ribbon V – Sculpture

Ribbon V – Sculpture

Veterans Memorial Field Eagle – Sculpture

Veterans Memorial Field Eagle – Sculpture

Eagle Landmark – Sculpture

Eagle Landmark – Sculpture

Leo & Leona’s Historic Tavern & Dance Hall

Leo & Leona’s Historic Tavern & Dance Hall

Childrens Museum of La Crosse

Childrens Museum of La Crosse

Treehouse Gift and Home

Treehouse Gift and Home

Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center

Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center

Castlerock Museum

Castlerock Museum

AAUW – Art Fair on the Green

AAUW – Art Fair on the Green

Norskedalen Heritage & Nature Center

Norskedalen Heritage & Nature Center

Boy with Butterfly

Boy with Butterfly

Blue Stars, Performing Arts for Youth, Inc.

Blue Stars, Performing Arts for Youth, Inc.

La Crosse Center

La Crosse Center

Hixon House

Hixon House

Confluence

Confluence

Anidonts

Anidonts

Generous Earth Pottery

Generous Earth Pottery

Creative Canvas and Board

Creative Canvas and Board

Hixon Memorial

Hixon Memorial

Department of History

Department of History

Dancing Francis

Dancing Francis

La Crosse Area Harley Davidson

La Crosse Area Harley Davidson