Public Programs & Tours

The Archives hosts many programs and tours throughout the year.  A full list of the La Crosse Public Library's programming options which includes the Archives is available online.

  • There will be a preview of the 2017 Dark La Crosse Radio Show, set to premiere in October at the Pump House Regional Arts Center, at Artspire on June 10 at 2:30pm.  
  • The Dark La Crosse trolley tours are ready to roll this summer with our partner Explore La Crosse.  See below for details.
  • The next schedule of the popular "FilmFreaks" program, featuring a movie, popcorn, and short follow up discussion is offered below.

Dark La Crosse Trolley Tour 

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Join the La Crosse Public Library Archivists for the tour focusing on downtown La Crosse’s macabre past. Your narrator will guide you down a dark path through the red light district, Prohibition, small town politics and vigilante justice in a young and restless river town bordered by the sleepless Mississippi River. This tour is not recommended for ages 15 and under.

The Dark La Crosse Tour is available at 12:30 pm  / June 10, 16 / July 8, 14, 20, 21, 28 / August 5, 10, 17, 25, 26 / September 1

$12/adult

$10/seniors 62+

$6/children ages 5-17

FREE ages 4 & under

Tours are approximately 1 hour in length. 

Tickets can be purchased by calling 608-782-2366 or by going the Explore La Crosse website.

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When:  6:30pm Wednesdays, June 21, 28, July 5, and 12

Where: La Crosse Public Library - Main, Auditorium

What: A collection of theme based film screenings followed by a short guided discussion.  Come to one or all. Popcorn provided.