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Check out upcoming events in the La Crosse area!

[La Crosse] History Club | La Crosse Public Library Archives

Monthly event, see schedule and register for meetings here.

Functioning like a book club, each month the club facilitators will announce two small activities that will explore the layered history of La Crosse. On the last Sunday of each month, there will be a virtual meeting to allow attendees to discuss the activities they participated in.

La Crosse Area Heritage Center Opens to the Public November 17 | 506 Main St., La Crosse

Hours: Friday-Sunday, 10am-5pm | Admission: $5/adult; $4/student; members are free.

Experience the surprising connections between our past, our present, and each other. The La Crosse Area Heritage Center provides unique opportunities for visitors to discover the astounding stories of all who came before. Read more about the museum and COVID-19 precautions here.

The Toys We Love Exhibit | Monroe County Local History Room

Hours: Thursday-Saturday, 10am-4pm,by reservation | Admission is free

This exhibit features top toys from the 1940s-1990s, as chosen by Monroe County residents. Exhibit runs through October 2021. Read more here.

Art Outdoors at the Wegner Grotto | Monroe County Local History Room

Saturday August 14, 2021 | Wegner Grotto County Park

Family-friendly event includes exploring one of Wisconsin’s fascinating art environments, the Wegner Grotto, and creating art in the out-doors. Two Wegner Grotto-inspired art activities will be available to visitors: clay sculpting and mosaic making. Come and go from 10am-3pm. All skill and age levels are encouraged to attend. There is no fee for this event, but a $1.00 per person donation is greatly appreciated to defray programming costs. The Wegner Grotto County Park is located at 7788 Daylight Road, Sparta, Wisconsin. 15 minutes north of Sparta off Hwy 27, west on Hwy 71, south of the town of Cataract. For more information visit or call 608-269-8680.

Ongoing La Crosse Public Library outreach and programs