Welcome to PAL's home on the web!   

Preservation Alliance of La Crosse (you can call us PAL) exists for the purpose of promoting appreciation for and preservation of historically significant places in the heart of Wisconsin's "Coulee Region" along the banks of the Mississippi River in west central Wisconsin.

Since our founding in 1976, we've grown and we've learned a lot.  In 2007 we decided to extend our outreach beyond the boundaries of our own little corner of the world, by making our presence known on the web.  Our goal for this site is to provide ideas, information and resources not only for our local PAL members, but for anyone, near or far, who shares our desire to preserve the rich history that surrounds us all.

Browse through the PAL pages to see what we've been doing and what we're about.  You'll find preservation-related resources and information on our Links page, and lots of wonderful old photos and postcards of La Crosse in our Photo Galleries... and if you're interested in joining us, click the Membership button!


Opportunities for learning

See our Events page for upcoming opportunities to learn more about La Crosse's architectural history.


See our 2012 collectible medallion/ornament (St. Joseph the Workman Cathedral)!

Click the "Medallions" tab for more info. Check our printable order form for availability of medallions from previous years, too!


PAL in the news - August 11, 2011

As it did in 2010, PAL became involved in the preservation and relocation of an old cabin.  The Leon Cabin will be relocated from rural Leon to rural Taylor, Wisconsin.  To read more about this project and also the 2010 Christianson Cabin project, click the "Projects" navigation tab, or click here.


PAL's president, Barb Kooiman, talks about historic preservation

(RIGHT-click these links to open in a new tab or browser window)

"The Nature of Preservation" (video and slideshow) - Barb's portion of this 2010 presentation at UW-L deals specifically with architectural preservation.

Interview on the WLSU/Viterbo "Day-to-Day Ethics" program. (20 minute audio clip)  The interview was first broadcast October 14, 2008.


You're welcome to visit us here any time.  We hope you have a good time looking around while learning more about PAL and more about some of La Crosse's many wonderful old buildings.  Enjoy!

Please bookmark this page so you can easily find your way back again!

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