There is something of interest to everyone at the La Crescent Area Historical Society this summer. Starting in June, the Historical Society will be open to the public from 1 to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays and 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursdays. It is staffed entirely by volunteers and admission is free.
Visitors will find museum space and a research area on the first floor of the house at 328 S. Third St. Visitors can learn more about the early history of the area, buildings and businesses, Applefest, and schools, among many other aspects of local heritage. One specific display features a local man’s experience as a prisoner of war during the Vietnam conflict. The house is also the start of a self-guided walking tour of other historically significant structures in La Crescent.
In the Apple Museum inside the large storage shed, visitors can learn about apple growing, orchard equipment, and the many orchards that have graced the area. A separate display area features telephones through the eras, as well as the last phone booth in town.
To arrange a large group visit at other times, call 507-895-1857. Brochures, including a walking tour brochure/map, are available on the front porch of the house. Accessible parking is directly behind the storage shed.
The website, lacrescenthistory.org, contains more information about the historical society