March 17, 2022

Jessica Michna as Sari Semple

Where: DeForest Area Community & Senior Center

When: Tuesday, March 22 at 10:00am


In the great oral tradition of the story teller, Sari Semple takes us back to the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains of the mid-nineteenth century. As Sari spins her tales the listener is transported to those hills. The stories blend together the folklore and the gritty reality of life in the ridges and hollers of Appalachia. These original stories, written and performed by Jessica, are comic, dramatic and even tragic. Young and old alike will be spellbound by the rich tapestry of words woven by Sari. She is the First Lady of Appalachia.

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

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November 19, 2021

Fall 2021 News & Notes

DeForest Area Historical Society Fall 2021 News & Notes

Our Fall 2021 issue of News & Notes features:

  • A Message from our Historical Society’s President
  • Curator’s Corner
  • Remembering the Early Rural and Community Schools
  • A tasty fall recipe for Norwegian Meatballs
  • and more!
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October 16, 2021

Princess Di: Gone, But Still Kicking! – Reservations Required

Where: DeForest Area Community & Senior Center

When: Tuesday, October 26 at 10:00 am


Reservations required for this event. Please email to reserve your spot.

The iconic figure of Princess Diana Spencer shocked the entire world with her death in 1997. Jillann Gabrielle has her speaking from her grave as a spirit haunting the halls of Kensington Palace. And there is a twist…she has aged. She cut a deal with St. Peter at heaven’s gate. She would be allowed to stay with her sons at the palace…but in return she would age. Diana had a great sense of humor, played the piano, sang, and danced. All of these skills are utilized as Diana spins the story of her personal and public life and the British Royal Monarchy…then AND now!

This 4th Tuesday Forum is co-sponsored by the DeForest Area Public Library, DeForest Area Community & Senior Center, and DeForest Area Historical Society.

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