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 dahsoc@yahoo.com or through the office phone voice mail (608) 846-6698. The Hansen-Newell-Bennett House
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March 17, 2022

Jessica Michna as Sari Semple

Where: DeForest Area Community & Senior Center

When: Tuesday, March 22 at 10:00am

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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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