The West Salem Historical Society preserves and advances the culture and history of the West Salem area. To fulfill this purpose the Hamlin Garland Homestead, the Palmer-Gullickson-Octagon House, and the Palmer-Lewis-Octagon House are used as a center for cultural events and local history study. It is the hope that these houses will become a living testimony to the pioneer spirit fostering our American heritage and contributing to our own growth as a community.
We hope you can join us for these exciting events!
West Salem Middle School
The Stoughton Norwegian Dancers entertain audiences of all ages from 2 to 102. The Scandinavian dances are complexly choreographed and full...
West Salem Middle School
Save the date! Stay tuned for further details.
All Village Rummage Sale, Music, Pioneer Stew, Silent Auction, etc.
Details and schedule to be announced.
Calendars are available at Historic Salem, Le Coulee Cheese, Westview Inn, Under the Rust, and West Salem Healthmart Pharmacy.
They can also be ordered or picked up from Norma Schmig. Call or text 608-738-2238 for pick or or mailing arrangements.
Or you can now purchase below using PayPal!
$12 for one calendar ($10.00 plus $2.00 postage). After purchase using the Buy Now button, just email your name and address of where you'd like the calendar sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you want more than one calendar mailed to the same address email email@example.com to make payment arrangements. Thank you for your support!
Restoration of the Palmer-Gullickson Octagon House has begun!
The first phase includes emergency stabilization and investigation of the condition of the porches.
A fundraising thermometer will be visible in the front yard of the home, so make sure to watch our progress when driving or walking by!
Donations are always welcome and appreciated!
Stay tuned for updates on this exciting project!
Donations are used to maintain our historical homes and further our promotion of West Salem history.
Are you interested in learning more about the history of West Salem businesses, churches, schools, or other village activities? If so, Errol Kindschy's "Taking Care of Business....The West Salem Way" is the book for you! Volumes 1-4 cover the years of 1851-1954. Each book is filled with a wealth of information and photos detailing the events of days gone by. Is your name or the names of your relatives listed in these books? It's easy to find out, as each book has a detailed index. Books can be purchased for $15 each directly from author Errol Kindschy by calling him at 608-518-8566 or picked up in person at the West Salem Pharmacy or Le Coulee Cheese Castle (both located in West Salem). What a great way to learn about all the history that our village has known!
West Salem Historical Society
99 Jefferson St. E.
P.O. Box 884
West Salem, WI 54669
Makes Checks payable to: West Salem Historical Society
Only $3.00 a year for the first pet in you household and $2.00 for each additional pet. It/they will receive a special membership card for you to display proudly.
Margaret (Peggy) Green
David H. Hofer