St. Croix Falls Historical Society

St. Croix Falls Historical Society

The St. Croix Falls Historical Society was founded on April 29, 1986.  One of its proudest accomplishments was purchasing the Baker Building at 106 S. Washington Street and restoring it to its 1882 image.  The Baker Building was originally built as a real estate office for the Cushing Land Agency.  In 2005, it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places, as well as the State Register.  The St. Croix Falls Historical Society offers history-oriented programs at its quarterly meetings and publishes THE ANTIQUARIAN, a quarterly newsletter relating to state and local history.

Baker Building line art drawing

The Baker Building circa 1900

Mission Statement: The mission of the St. Croix Falls Historical Society is to seek, collect, record, preserve and display historical artifacts and information pertaining to the St. Croix River Valley and to educate those that are interested in our area’s past.

Board of Directors:

  • President – Mike Prichard
  • Vice President – Norm Toensing
  • Secretary  – Sarah Adams
  • Treasurer – Dave Ollman
  • Membership – Bernice Beattie
  • John Beattie
  • Durand Blanding
  • Robert Clark
  • Phil Peterson

Contact Information: Contact us by email or letter.

St. Croix Falls Historical Society
P.O. Box 281
St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin 54024

Area Links and Web Resources:

Polk County Museum / Historical Society
Polk County Genealogical Society
Wisconsin Historical Society
Minnesota Historical Society
Ice Age Trail Alliance
Wisconsin Interstate State Park
St. Croix River Association
St. Croix National Scenic Riverway
American Heritage – History’s Homepage
Digital History Research
National Heritage Areas
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Smithsonian – History and Culture
Mapping History Project – This Day in History
World History:  HyperHistory

To understand today, you have to understand yesterday… Pearl S. Buck