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
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
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
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.