La Crosse County Historical Society
The La Crosse County Historical Society
Backstory and Context
The La Crosse County Historical Society (LCHS) was organized to preserve and share the history of La Crosse County and the Coulee Region. The organization offers programs for adults and children such as Discover the Silent City, Folk Life La Crosse, exhibitions, publications, and their online database of historic artifacts. In June of 2020, the organization plans to open a small museum of local history in downtown La Crosse that will focus on the community's early history and life on the Mississippi River.
The member-governed non-profit has a membership between 300 and 350. Its board of directors is elected by the membership and usually numbers between 10 and 13 members. Full-time staff consists of an executive director and a curator. LCHS accomplishes its many events ad activities with the help of a large cadre of volunteers.
La Crosse County Historical Society website . Accessed April 20th 2020. http://www.lchshistory.org/.