About Us

Children view items on display at Heritage House

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

PHONE:  507-895-1857

EMAIL:  lahs1857@gmail.com

WEBSITE: https://lacrescenthistory.org



Don Thesing, president
Sylvia Nielsen, vice president
Martha Grimes, treasurer
Mary McLaughlin, secretary
Ruth Berns, director
Regina Chihak, director
Pete Klug, director
Judy Storlie, director

LAHS By-Laws approved 2019
Updated/approved by membership 6 April 2019

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