We are closed for the winter! We will open again Memorial Day after Mass at St. Mary's cemetery. While we're keeping part of the museum dedicated to Westphalia history, we'll be rotating in other exhibits on a yearly basis. The 2018 exhibit will be dedicated to local artists: painting, wood carving, needlepoint, etc. Contact Dan Arens or Mary Nurenberg if you or someone you know wants to display their work. You can find their contact information in the February newsletter.
Each year, the Westphalia Historical Society holds various events. You can find out more by selecting the "+" buttons below. To keep up on the latest news, like us on Facebook. We hope you'll put us on your calendar.
Cemetery Walk, September
Exhibits: Open from Spring to Winter 2x/month (see our calendar for details)
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.
Light Parade and Tree Lighting, December
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 each year, as well, in true German tradition in honor of the upcoming December 6th feast day. Local businesses open with specialties and fun.
Take a look at our Blog Posts for pictures of our little event, and SEE OUR FLYER .
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Look back at the 2017 Light Parade & Tree Lighting in our Blog and read the December newsletter.
See our latest blog post with lots of pictures. You may just get inspired for next year. Also, mark your calendars for the 2018 parade, December 1st.
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.