Whether you’re a new visitor or a faithful returning one, we welcome you back for our 2018 exhibit!
Now that we’ve officially reopened our museum, we revert to our usual hours of the FIRST Sunday of the month from 1-4 PM and the THIRD Wednesday of the month from 5-8 PM.
We also have special museum hours on July 4 when St. Mary's Parish hosts its annual 4th of July Picnic. The parade kicks off most of the major activities that day and we'll be open after the parade from 12:30-4 PM.
The History Of Our Museum Exhibits
We opened the Westphalia Historical Society Building and Museum in 2014. Each year from Memorial Day to the first weekend in December we have themed exhibits in our building. If you take a tour of our website, you'll find pictures and information about what types of exhibits we've done in the past.
In 2017, after a great Our Town exhibit, we decided to dedicate part of our building to a permanent exhibit dedicated to Our Town. By doing this, whenever you visit our building you'll have an opportunity to visit a little bit of our past while also getting to see something new, as the rest of the building is now a themed exhibit that rotates yearly.
Exhibits: Open from Spring to Winter 2x/month
Our little museum is a great size for our little village and surrounding areas. Our past exhibits have been school days, veterans, and Westphalia history. Flip through our photos to see what you can find. Keep in touch to find out what we'll be having next.
Cemetery Walk, September 16, 2018
Not sure what to expect if you attend a Cemetery Walk? See our blog for a great explanation about how long to expect to be there, what to expect while you're there and more.
Light Parade & Tree Lighting, December 1, 2018
We are excited to have made this a yearly event on the first Saturday of December. Our little parade goes down Main Street, starting east of "four corners", ending at the Historical Society Museum.
Each year we have a person of honor "flip the switch" on the tree. St. Nikolaus joins us as well, in true German tradition in honor of the upcoming feast day. Local businesses open with specialties, treats and fun.
Take a look at our Blog Posts for pictures of our little event, and SEE OUR FLYER .
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We are currently suspending further requests for genealogy information. Thank you for your patience with us. You can check out the resources on our Research Page or contact the Clinton County Historical Society for assistance or their archives.
We have many pictures of our building and our village and its past; take some time to look around our website to see more.
Meetings: Interested in attending a meeting or joining? Meetings are held the the third Tuesday of every month at the historical society building. Membership is $5.00, but you need not be a member to attend.
Newsletter sign up: Would you like newsletters sent to you? See the NEWSLETTERS page.
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The Westphalia Historical Society is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization and donations are tax deductible.
We are currently suspending further requests for genealogy information. Thank you for your patience with us.
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