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Albany Historical Society celebrates 30th anniversary
News Brief with BKG

ALBANY — The Albany Historical Society of Albany Wisconsin was born December 19, 1991 when a small group interested in preserving the community’s past gathered at the Albany Village Hall. In all, eleven would-be preservationists responded to the call to come with ideas and enthusiasm and they did. It was from this small group that the present organization was born.

The Albany Historical Society was officially organized, approved for membership in the Wisconsin State Historical Society and granted tax-exempt status in 1992.

The society rented the building at 117 North Water Street to be used for a museum. In 1995, the owners of the building, Wayne and NoraBelle Nipple, gifted it to the society.

In 1999, the adjacent building at 119 North Water Street was offered for sale. Through the generous donations from the membership and community the money was raised and the building was purchased.

The society took possession on September 1, 1999. This purchase expanded the museum to a total of three rooms on the main level and one room at the lower level.

The society continues to be supported by its membership and community.

2022 brings the society through two years of COVID-19 shut-downs with no meetings or programs.

The first general meeting with a program since Feb. 2020 is scheduled for June 20, 2022.

The museum has been back open since June 2021 on Saturday mornings, 9 a.m. to noon (year-round) or by appointment. There is no charge for admittance. New members are welcomed.

The society is proud to be a part of this community and continues to be committed to preserving the past, present and future.