McFarland Historical Society

The McFarland Historical Society offers a well-curated Museum, Norwegian log cabin, and an annex featuring early farming displays located at 5814 Main Street in McFarland. The recently restored historic Larson House Museum is a short walk away at 6003 Exchange Street.

The museum and historic house are open to the public every Sunday afternoon from 1 to 4 PM from Memorial Day through 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.

Latest News

  • The McFarland Historical Society’s Annual Meeting will be held June 5, 2022 – our first in two years! Kathy ...

  • The Larson House Museum, the Museum on Main Street, the Norwegian Log Cabin and the Early Farming display will have open...

  • LARSON HOUSE GARDENS FUNDRAISERAre you tired of winter yet?  Are your thoughts turning to spring and the smell of fresh ...

  • During this time of the COVID 19 pandemic we are not having our usual open house on Sundays and we are not having our us...

  • Picnic with your friends and neighbors on the lawn of the Larson House Museum on Sunday, August 11 from 1 to 4 pm. Potat...

  • Author and radio and television personality Jerry Apps will speak at the McFarland Historical Society Annual meeting on ...

Video History

Memorial Day 1962

McFarland Santa 1961

A Wedding

Easter Egg Hunt 1963

Grass Fire May 1963

Edwards Park 1968

Past Exhibits

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