Annual Meeting March 6, 2016





The Wisconsin State Historical Society has an amazing collection of newspapers second only to the Library of Congress.  McFarland resident Ron Larson has toured the state with his colleagues at the State Historical Society giving presentation on this collection and how you can use it to tract down your ancestors.  Come to the annual meeting at the E.D. Locke Library on Sunday, March 6th from 1 to 3 PM.  See Ron's presentations and learn about what your McFarland Historical Society did in 2015 and our plans for 2016.





The Very Victorian Christmas at the Larson House Museum provided a wonderful experience for over 300 guests! 

Thanks to all who helped by decorating, preparing tea and herb packets, creating gift baskets, hosting, playing the piano, singing carols and reading "It Was the Night Before Christmas."   We love you all!
See the video from NBC Channel 15.



McFarland Historical Society 
The McFarland Historical Society offers a well-developed Museum, Norwegian log cabin, and an annex featuring early farming displays located at 5814 Main Street in McFarland, and the Larson House Museum is a short walk away at 6003 Exchange Street.  The facilities are open to the public every Sunday afternoon from 1 to 4 PM from Memorial Day to mid September.  Group tours can be arranged by appointment with Dale Marsden at 608-838-3992 for the Museum, log cabin and annex, and with Jane Licht at 608-838-8178 for the Larson House Museum.  The Society offers publications on various aspects of local history, special educational events, and lively annual meetings in March.
Thanks to Steve Cheramy for these video clips of McFarland events from the 1960's.
There is also a wedding video from 1952.