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No specific buildings chosen yet for possible local history museum

Brad Williams

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Backers of a proposed history museum for La Crosse aren’t ready to settle on a site just yet. 

A WIZM story this week that the CenturyLink building on Front Street was suggested by a task force as a potential museum site was based on a consultant’s report, posted on the city’s website.

But it wasn’t an actual offer, according to the county historical society.

Task force member Tim Acklin says CenturyLink and the old Mobil Oil property were cited as hypothetical examples of where a museum could be placed. 

Acklin says architects still need to be consulted for ideas on what such a museum might look like.  

A La Crosse Area Heritage Center is about to open soon downtown, in the 500 block of Main Street, close to the cathedral.    

The task force was formed three years ago, to see how historic museums work in other cities. 

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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    Dave

    October 7, 2020 at 9:03 am

    Just what La Crosse needs,more property off of the tax rolls for another non profit

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