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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

Fledgling – Sculpture

Fledgling – Sculpture

Designz Inc.

Designz Inc.

King Gambrinus

King Gambrinus

Department of History

Department of History

Cruisin’ Craft Beer & Film Festival

Cruisin’ Craft Beer & Film Festival

SSE Music

SSE Music

Global Initiatives Week

Global Initiatives Week

La Crosse Symphony Orchestra

La Crosse Symphony Orchestra

Marie W. Heider Center for the Arts

Marie W. Heider Center for the Arts

TJS Photography

TJS Photography

All Glazed Up!

All Glazed Up!

Elmers Auto and Toy Museum

Elmers Auto and Toy Museum

Weber Center for the Performing Arts

Weber Center for the Performing Arts

The La Crosse Players

The La Crosse Players

Dahl Auto Museum

Dahl Auto Museum

Country Boom

Country Boom

West Salem Historical Society

West Salem Historical Society

Hiawatha

Hiawatha

Hixon House

Hixon House

Great River Folk Festival

Great River Folk Festival

Mid West Music Fest

Mid West Music Fest

Kinstone Megalithic Garden

Kinstone Megalithic Garden

Twinkle and Twine Design

Twinkle and Twine Design

River City Water Ski Show Team

River City Water Ski Show Team

Confluence

Confluence

An Educator’s Tools – Sculpture

An Educator’s Tools – Sculpture

Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Gideon Hixon

Gideon Hixon

Between the Bluffs Plein Air

Between the Bluffs Plein Air

Dancers – Sculpture

Dancers – Sculpture

Adolf and Helga Gundersen

Adolf and Helga Gundersen

Water Over the Dam

Water Over the Dam

Driftless Music Festival

Driftless Music Festival

Le Pineau – Sculpture

Le Pineau – Sculpture

Norskedalen Heritage & Nature Center

Norskedalen Heritage & Nature Center

Family – Sculpture

Family – Sculpture

Olive Juice Quilts

Olive Juice Quilts

Dancing Francis

Dancing Francis

Hixon Memorial

Hixon Memorial

La Crosse County Historical Society

La Crosse County Historical Society

Dancing Clare

Dancing Clare

Blue Stars, Performing Arts for Youth, Inc.

Blue Stars, Performing Arts for Youth, Inc.

A Simpler Time

A Simpler Time

Frozen River Film Festival

Frozen River Film Festival

Anidonts

Anidonts

Castlerock Museum

Castlerock Museum

Artspire

Artspire

Great River Shakespeare Festival

Great River Shakespeare Festival

Onalaska Historical Society

Onalaska Historical Society

Generous Earth Pottery

Generous Earth Pottery

Pump House Regional Arts Center

Pump House Regional Arts Center

Veterans Memorial Field Eagle – Sculpture

Veterans Memorial Field Eagle – Sculpture

Reflections

Reflections

The Four Muses

The Four Muses

Treehouse Gift and Home

Treehouse Gift and Home

Invitation to Imagination – Sculpture

Invitation to Imagination – Sculpture

UW-La Crosse Art Gallery

UW-La Crosse Art Gallery

The Craft & Vendor Marketplace

The Craft & Vendor Marketplace

Minnesota Marine Art Museum

Minnesota Marine Art Museum

International Performing Arts Campus

International Performing Arts Campus

Dim Sum Tea Shop

Dim Sum Tea Shop

Creative Canvas and Board

Creative Canvas and Board

Childrens Museum of La Crosse

Childrens Museum of La Crosse

Eagle Landmark – Sculpture

Eagle Landmark – Sculpture

Fannin Counseling & Art Therapy

Fannin Counseling & Art Therapy

Mary of the Angels Chapel

Mary of the Angels Chapel

Lyra

Lyra

Harmony and Peace

Harmony and Peace

Boy with Butterfly

Boy with Butterfly

AAUW – Art Fair on the Green

AAUW – Art Fair on the Green

Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center

Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center

Riverside Museum

Riverside Museum

Pickwick Mill

Pickwick Mill

Viterbo University Gallery

Viterbo University Gallery

Seven Rivers Jazz Band

Seven Rivers Jazz Band

La Crosse Center

La Crosse Center

Ribbon V – Sculpture

Ribbon V – Sculpture

Ellen Hixon

Ellen Hixon

Herons of La Crosse Sculptures

Herons of La Crosse Sculptures

La Crosse Community Theatre

La Crosse Community Theatre

La Crosse Area Harley Davidson

La Crosse Area Harley Davidson

WineSitter BrewHouse

WineSitter BrewHouse

La Crosse Storytelling Festival

La Crosse Storytelling Festival