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. They have three meetings per year with a speaker and potluck.

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

Contact: President Vicki Hoffman Musech at 952-451-3313 or

Prescott Area
The Prescott Area Historical Society has been a PCHA chapter for over 30 years. Members organize history displays and events at Prescott’s Welcome and Heritage Center at 235 Broad Street.  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.

Contact: Elise Block at:


Spring Valley
The Spring Valley Area Special Interest Group covers the northeastern part of Pierce County and part of southeastern St. Croix County. They have a Facebook Group where people can share photos and memories of Spring Valley’s history.  A large display was organized in 2022 to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the “Big Flood” of September 1942.  A new History Group will be meeting a few times per year at the Spring Valley Public Library, contact Julie Huebel for details.

Contact: Julie Huebel at:

River Falls
The River Falls Special Interest Group no longer has formal chapter meetings, but members support PCHA activities and information gathering for various River Falls history events and projects.

Contact: Jayne Hoffman  at:  715-222-6422  or

Rock Elm Old Settlers

On April 11, 2020, the Rock Elm group became a Special Interest Group of the Pierce County Historical Association. The Rock Elm Old Settlers Group was formed on February 25, 1886. Originally one had to be a descendant of a person or family that settled in Rock Elm township by 1869. This group has had one meeting a year, a lunch at noon, on the first Thursday in November since 1886. Only four times has this meeting not occurred. In 1918 during the Spanish Flu epidemic, and in 1934 when the Rock Elm Methodist Church (where the meetings are held) burned down, and during the COVID pandemic of 2020 and 2021.

Contact: Sky (Flanders) Holt, President

Contact: Julie Huebel, Secretary/Treasurer at: