Friday, January 4, 2013

Beginning the MHAHS Blog

Happy New Year from the new Mt. Horeb Area Historical Society Archives' Blog! 

In the coming weeks, please visit this site for stories from the past and present while we continue our exploration of the MHAHS Archives.  The stories will highlight what we have and what we are receiving as people from around the area help us preserve our communities' memories.

We have material coming into the Archives every week and all of it is a fascinating link to the heritage of southwestern Dane County, Wisconsin.  Included in these articles will be numerous things of interest to genealogists.

As the Archives organization project proceeds, we'll share the gems we are finding in the collections - stories about schools, businesses, clubs and farms and the families that made our area what it is today.  We will share some of the 25,000 photographs in our Archives, along with art, posters, and scrapbooks.  You'll also meet the volunteers that make all this possible.

Stay tuned and let us know what you think.  We're here to serve anyone with an interest in the area. 

For more information about the Mt. Horeb Area Historical Society please click on

Hope to see you next time.

Historically Yours,
Shan Thomas, Archivist


  1. Shan,

    Congratulations, look like you have a start. I am going to put your site in my Blog List (links)at my blog.

  2. Thanks Bruce. I couldn't have done it without you.

  3. Just found your blog today, thanks to GeneaBloggers. Best wishes as you continue sharing your archives material with the larger public through this blog!

  4. May I also welcome you to Geneabloggers. I've been a member for about four months. I noticed Jacqi Stevens also welcomed you. Her blog is fantastic in my opinion! She just started a new project, and I hope to be reading about it everyday. I received "An Early Christmas Gift" this Christmas and it was fun to share it on my blog with this group of bloggers.

    Regards, Grant

  5. This is exciting - my 2nd great grandmother's brother, Matthias Rauls settled in the Town of Berry in Dane County about 1857. It is so interesting for me - to get good information about life in his county. Thank you for joining Geneabloggers. I'll look forward to reading more of your posts.