Election of Officers & Presentation of the Alma Historic Preservation Award
For 2015 the Alma Historical Society is honoring Janis Schreiber and her late husband Gerald Schreiber, owners of the Laue House at 111 South Main Street in Alma, Wisconsin. Jan will be presented with the first Alma Historic Preservation Award given in recognition of a community member who has taken special care and pride in their property in the light of historic preservation.
The Laue House was built in 1879. Janis and Gerald Schreiber have owned the home since 1976 and were preserving, restoring and improving the property even before many had ever given thought to such an endeavor Their building was one of the first three buildings in Alma to be listed and accepted on the National Register of Historic Places in May of 1979. The Schreiber family has taken great pride and attention to detail in bringing the Laue House back to its original grandeur.
Alma, an historic Wisconsin river town, is home to Mississippi River history and contains many historic buildings. 346 acres and over 200 buildings were included in the 1982 designation of the City of Alma as a National Historic District when it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. This project was completed by the Alma Historical Society.
2015 ANNUAL MEETING Saturday, May 9th, 2pm Alma American Legion Hall
PIECE OF ALMA'S HISTORY REVEALED VINTAGE SIGN FOUND ON BUILDING | Alma WI
SELZ Shoe Advertisement
A SELZ Advertising Sign was revealed in January on the buiding at 321 South Main Street. The "SELZ Royal Blue Shoes $3.50" sign was hand-painted on tin siding on the south wall. SELZ shoes were manufactured from 1871 through the 1920s, first in Chicago and then in other factories around Illinois. The sign has now been removed by the building owner and its disposition is unknown at this time. When you live in an historic river town dating back to 1848, you never know what will be uncovered!
INFORMATION FROM "Alma On The Mississippi
321 South Main Street: Johan Adam TRITSCH & Franz Xaver TRITSCH opened their mercantile store on this site in 1872 later moving their mercantile business to their new brick building at 314 South Main in 1876. A new building was erected at 321 South Main in 1897 by Frank TRITSCH and the first occupant was a meat market operated by Frederick SCHNEIDER & sons. In 1905 the building was purchased from Frank TRITSCH by J L STOHR where he operated a furniture store and funeral home.
Our museum is housed in the "Buffalo County Training School" building and is open
Saturday & Sunday afternoons, 1-4pm.
Many thanks to our volunteers, you make the museum possible!
Thanks to our visitors for your patronage and financial support!
Souvenier "Pin Tray"
CIVIL WAR PROJECT Civil War Soldiers From Alma & Buffalo County, Wisconsin
Our Nation is commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War from 2011 through 2015. The Alma Historical Society is compiling information on the 350 men who served from Alma and other communities and townships of Buffalo County.
We have a special focus on the 68 men who represented the Buffalo County Rifles led by Major John Hauser of Fountain City. Of these 66 soldiers, 12 died in service and 25 were wounded (with several wounded more than once).
Alma Historical Society's reprinted flagship publication Alma On The Mississippiis now available.Originally published in 1980 and reprinted in 1982 and 1994, this new edition is known as the Memorial Edition and includes the photo album added with the 1994 reprint.Copies can be purchased by sending your check to the Alma Historical Society or by visiting the Wings Over Alma Nature & Art Center in Alma, Wisconsin.
To purchase your copy send your check for $33 to:
Alma Historical Society PO Box 473, Alma, Wisconsin 54610
Please allow two weeks for delivery. Cost includes $5 for shipping and handling.
Alma Historical Society 505 South 2nd Street P.O. Box 473 Alma, Wisconsin 54610 firstname.lastname@example.org Copyright (c) 2010-2014 Alma Historical Society All Rights Reserved Design by KCG Creative