About Us

Children view items on display at Heritage House

OUR PURPOSE
To preserve and celebrate the area’s history

  • an active accession process, accepting, storing, and displaying documents, photographs, books, clothing, equipment, and other artifacts, which already account for over 10,000 items

  • accessible two-building museum space for our collection

  • assistance to individuals with La Crescent or family research

  • community outreach that includes speaking to community groups, collaborating with other organizations and businesses, assisting with Applefest and other special events, and historical walking tours


CONTACT US

Our museum spaces are open from Memorial Day to Labor Day and during Applefest.
We are staffed entirely by volunteers.
Please call or email to request a group tour or if you need individualized assistance with local or family research.

STREET ADDRESS:   328 South Third St.

MAILING ADDRESS:  PO Box 193; La Crescent MN 55947

PHONE:  507-895-1857

EMAIL:  lahs1857@gmail.com

WEBSITE:  lacrescenthistory.org

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Don Thesing, president
Sylvia Nielsen, vice president
Marlene Butzman, treasurer
Mary McLaughlin, secretary
Regina Chihak, director
Martha Grimes, director
Ruth Berns, director

Heritage House at 328 So 3rd St.

Our offices are in Heritage House, a two-story yellow frame house once owned by the Smith Grubber Company and rented by its employees (see photograph below).  The Smith Grubber Company made stump pullers; we have one on display.

Smith Grubber company house