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No place really becomes a community until it is wrapped in human memory: Family stories, celebrated traditions and every day life all contribute to this. No place is a community until it has awareness of its history. Our connections and commitment to one another are strengthened when we share stories and experiences.

The History Alive Project is a Non-profit 501c3 organization specializing in "out of the box" projects to discover and maintain the Westby area's history for community members of all ages. We welcome you and your ideas, no membership or dues required.


Historical Tours

We guide a variety of local informative walking tours:

  • Walking tours of Westby

  • Cemetery Tours

We provide historical presentations for:

  • Schools

  • Nursing Homes

  • Organizations 



Interested in getting involved?

We are always looking for individuals to help us with ongoing projects; we will provide the training. 

  • Maintain, file & sort History Alive Project's (HAP) always growing photo collections.

  • Help with activities such as cemetery visits and "Then & Now Walking Tour of Westby"

  • Assist us with presentations for local area students, Pre-K - Elementary.

  • Help mentor 9th grade end-of-school year projects.

  • Visit with area residents & record their history and experiences.

  • Help create description labels for existing HAP photo collections.

  • Distribute prepared tri-folds to area businesses.

  • We are always open to new ideas and suggestions! 

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