Personal aspects of student life at UW-L over the past century is one of three exhibits of the “Moving Through Time” exhibit celebrating the re-opening of the Swarthout Museum. The La Crosse Historical Society exhibit “I-Student: UW—La Crosse, 1909-2009” will display objects in its upcoming grand re-opening of the Swarthout Museum which reflect the history of UW-L from the student point of view. Murphy Library Special Collections and Area Research Center donated many artifacts for the exhibit. The display opens at the grand re-opening of the museum set for 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5. The display will be on view through Thanksgiving.
The other two exhibits highlight Wisconsin’s entry into the age of mechanized transportation. “The First Thing I Knew, I was Flying” marks the 100th anniversary of air flight in Wisconsin and “On the Road” showcases a selection of fine vintage vehicles from the first three decades of American automobile history.
The La Crosse County Historical Society Swarthout Museum is located at 9th and Main streets. Museum hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
For more information or to reserve free tickets for the Aug. 5 event, call the La Crosse County Historical Society at 782.1980. Find out more about the Swarthout Museum at http://www.lchsweb.org/swarthout.html