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History museum study delayed because of virus

Brad Williams



The coronavirus has messed up the present and the future for many people, and now it’s interfering with the past in La Crosse. 

A report on the possible demand for a La Crosse history museum has been delayed because of the virus. 

The city task force on the museum project was told by UW-L researchers on Thursday that school cancellations due to COVID-19 have deprived the research team of volunteer help from area students. 

A rough draft of the research could be presented to the task force in July. 

But based on survey responses they have so far, the researchers say a majority of people surveyed like the museum idea. 

There’s also concern that because of widespread spending cuts at La Crosse City Hall, the city doesn’t have much money to support the museum plans.   

Plans for a historic and cultural museum were announced at La Crosse City Hall in December of 2017.

A task force was formed shortly afterward, and that group has scouted possible locations in La Crosse for a museum.


A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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