Each week, the La Crosse Historical Society tell us about an important item in local history. Here's a look back at the Things That Matter so far this year.
This small glass medicine bottle with a screw-on cap reads, “Essence of Peppermint Hebberd Drugs 4th and Main, La Crosse Wis, Prescriptions si…
For this week’s “Things That Matter,” we are traveling back in history with a doctor’s bag that belonged to Dr. John Callahan, a local physici…
The shovel is worn and showing some age, but even though it probably is more than 80 years old it still looks sturdy and capable of performing…
For more than 70 years, La Crosse’s Heileman Brewing Co. incorporated the painting “The Mariner’s Return” into advertising for its product, Ol…
One of the best parts of giving tours at Hixon House, La Crosse’s premiere historic house museum, is getting to show off the home’s Turkish Nook.
In the early decades of the 20th century, manufacturers relied on salesmen, often traveling by train, to promote and sell their products.
More than a century ago, the recently developed park commission of La Crosse and Mayor Dr. Wendell Anderson invited John Nolen to discuss the …
The Great War, known now as World War I, was a tumultuous time for many in Wisconsin. Founded in large part by German immigrants and their des…
The cap pictured here belonged to Ernie Howard, a bus driver in La Crosse between 1965 and 1977. His black-and-blue cap with a visor and a La …