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.
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 …
Nov. 11, 2018, will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War, “The War to End All Wars,” or as we now call it, World War I.
The steamboat War Eagle burned and sank in the Black River 148 years ago in La Crosse. With the loss of several lives, it was a tragic event. …
Anyone who owns property knows the value of having an accurate record of the boundaries. Whether it is a small city lot or hundreds of acres, …
Gysbert Van Steenwyk was a notable figure in La Crosse during the 1800s. He was born in Utrecht, Holland, in 1814, and spent his childhood in …
Easter is known for its many traditions, including the Easter Bunny, painting and hiding eggs, and searching for candy baskets. But how did al…