Month: February 2020

February 17, 2020 HistoryAdmin

The sign and Depot Agent’s message box on the east side of the restored DeForest Railroad Depot are exact reproductions. The original “Railroad Express Agency” sign is part of the society railroad artifacts collection. The Depot Agent’s message box was reconstructed using information provided in an archival photograph of the building taken during the 1930s.

February 17, 2020 HistoryAdmin

This photograph was taken at the time of the 1963 DeForest Centennial celebration and features Miss Wisconsin Teen, local planners, and the memorial marker which was constructed at Fireman’s Park.

February 15, 2020 HistoryAdmin

A century of cookbooks from area churches and organizations are on display in the DeForest Area Public Library. The display case is located in the library outside the DeForest Area Historical Society’s gallery. This collection can be viewed for a limited time during library hours.