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Mississippi River Bluffs
The “Bluffs” chapter is our oldest active chapter. Members—from the Diamond Bluff, Bay City, Hager City, and Maiden Rock areas—are passionate about local history and having fun. Two business meetings in April and October include a potluck meal and a speaker or tour, and our January meeting is a workday for members. New members are always welcome.

Meetings: The third Monday of January, April, and October at the Bay City History Center.

Contact: President Audrey Gilbertson at 715-792-5182 or aud@redwing.net

Prescott Area
The Prescott Area Historical Society has been a PCHA chapter for over 30 years. Members donate time to Prescott’s Welcome and Heritage Center at 235 Broad Street. On summer weekends, they maintain the gear house from the former Highway 10 lift bridge between Wisconsin and Minnesota and provide step-on bus tours of historic Prescott. PAHS was responsible for the design and building of a brick tower to house the old Prescott High School clock, which stands next to the Heritage Center. In 1996, it published an illustrated 600-page book written and compiled by PCHA members Dorothy Ahlgren and Mary Beeler. The History of Prescott, Wisconsin includes extensive genealogical information on Prescott’s early settlers. It can be purchased from PAHS, through the Pierce County Historical Association office, or by calling 715-262-4722.

Contact: President Dallas Eggers at 715-262-3113 or dallas.eggers@comcast.net

Spring Valley
The Spring Valley Area Special Interest Group covers the northeastern part of Pierce County and part of southeastern St. Croix County. It’s few members meet occasionally. The chapter’s major emphasis is collecting the history of it’s area and making it available to people through the Spring Valley Public Library. It supports various projects of historical interest. Doug Blegin has written two books about Spring Valley. They are available for purchase at the Spring Valley Drug Store.     Small and friendly, the chapter always welcomes new members.

Contact: Reta Sanford at 715-425-6954 or RetaS@att.net

River Falls
The River Falls Special Interest Group no longer has formal chapter meetings, but members support PCHA activities such as the spring 100-Mile Garage Sale, the Freier Schoolhouse opening at the Pierce County Fair, and information gathering for various River Falls history events and projects.

If you have any interest in re-energizing the chapter and soliciting new members, call the Ellsworth office for more info. YOU can become our new River Falls area contact!!

The process of preserving River Falls’ heritage can’t continue without you.

 

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