September 12, 2022

4th Tuesday Forum: Katherine Wright – Those Flyboys from Dayton

Where: DeForest Area Community & Senior Center

When: Tuesday, September 27 at 10:00am


Presented by Jessica Michna

Behind the genius of the Wright brothers, Wilbur and Orville, was their beloved and devoted sister, Katherine. She may be often overlooked by history but make no mistake, She was the integral variable in the equation that solved the mystery of controlled flight.

This program is co-sponsored by the DeForest Area Public Library, the DeForest Area Community & Senior Center, and the DeForest Area Historical Society.

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August 3, 2022

Summer 2022 News & Notes

DeForest Area Historical Society Summer 2022 News & Notes

Our Summer 2022 issue of News & Notes features:

  • A Message from our Historical Society’s President
  • Curator’s Corner
  • The Lyster House: A Unique Home for the Chamber of Commerce
  • History Mysteries: Objects from the archives
  • and more!
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June 7, 2022

The Hansen-Newell-Bennett House: 2022 Open House Tour Dates

The DeForest Area Historical Society invites you to visit
The Hansen-Newell-Bennett House

Explore this historic home, located at 119 East Elm Street in DeForest.

Come and see how folks lived in the early 1900s, before electricity. Learn about local history through displays, including historical information on early schools, churches, and businesses in the area.

2022 Open House Tour Dates (Sundays):

  • June 12
  • July 10
  • August 14
  • September 11
  • October 9

Guided tours offered from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The museum may be opened by request for special tours.
Contact us at least one week in advance at or through the office phone voice mail (608) 846-6698. The Hansen-Newell-Bennett House
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