La Crosse Area Heritage Center set to open

La Crosse Area Heritage Center
(La Crosse Area Heritage Center photo)

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — The La Crosse Area Heritage Center, a new museum of local history that aims to connect surprising connections between the past, the present and each other, will open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17.
The mantra “Stories That Matter” is the driving force for the center at 506 Main St. It is the creation of the La Crosse County Historical Society, which also operates the Hixon House Museum.

The society will celebrate the opening with admission for society members only from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, through Nov. 15. Reservations are recommended because the society will use timed entry to maintain safe visitor levels.
Memberships can be bought at the historical society’s website or at the door. They cost $35 for individuals, $50 for households, $100 for century, $250 for sustaining, $500 for History Guardian and $1,000 for Heritage Circle.
For the public opening day, timed entry tickets will be available online, although walk-ins also will be welcome when capacity limits allow.
The center will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays; it will be closed Mondays and major holidays.
Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for students and free for children 4 and under. Admission is free for society members.