Historical Societies (La Crosse County)

La Crosse County Historical Society

Mailing Address: P. O. Box 1272
Location: 145 West Avenue South
La Crosse, WI 54602-1272
Phone: (608) 782-1980
Web Address: lchshistory.org
Email: admin@lchshistory.org
Hours: Monday—Friday 9:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m. Please call ahead to make an appointment!

Resources Available:

Books and Published Materials

La Crosse city directories; history and biographical sketches of La Crosse County (1881, 1892)

Newspapers published in La Crosse County 

La CrosseDaily Republican (selected dates August-December 1864)

      Republican (January 30; February 3; February 13, July 16 & 20, all 1864)

      Weekly Republican (selected dates April--December 1864; January—December 1865)

Plat Maps & Books

La Crosse County (1954, 1960, 1965, 1969, 1972)


Central High School "Booster" (1906-1908, 1912-1930, 1932, 1935-1939, 1944, 1946-1947, 1949-1950, 1952, 1956-1957)

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (1952, 1955, 1956)

Bangor & Area Historical Society

Mailing Address: P. O. Box 15
Location: 1525 Commercial St.
Bangor, WI 54614
Phone: (608) 486-4701 (Contact: Greg Wegner)
Web Address: www.historicbangor.com
Email: historicbangor@gmail.com

Hours: Wednesday 1:00 p.m.—3:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m.--12:00 p.m.

Resources Available:

Books & Other Published Material

Census of original immigrants

Some of Bangor's original families and their history

Oral histories of some older members of the community as well as Vietnam veterans

Cemetery Indexes (La Crosse County)

Index to Fairview Cemetery (Bangor)

Local Newspapers public in La Crosse County

Bangor Independent (to 1970)

Newspaper Indexes

Obituary clippings and other newspaper clippings: general Bangor events, weddings and marriages.


Bangor High School "Echo" (most years)

Holmen Area Historical Society

P. O. Box 535
Holmen, WI 54636
Phone: (608) 781-6701
Web Address: www.holmenhistory.weebly.com
Email: holmenhistorian@gmail.com

Onalaska Area Historical Society & Museum

741 Oak Ave. S.
Onalaska, WI 54650
Phone: (608) 781-9568

Email: oahs25@gmail.com

West Salem Historical Society

Mailing Address: P. O. Box 884
Location: 358 N. Leonard St.
West Salem, WI 54669-0884
Phone: (608) 786-1675