#FlashbackFriday with the Historical Society: The Halverson Log Cabin

It’s time again for #FlashbackFriday with the Whitewater Historical Society!

This week’s image features a familiar University of Wisconsin-Whitewater scene: the Halverson Log Cabin. Built in 1846 by Norwegian immigrants Gullik and Dorothea Halverson, the cabin was originally located approximately six miles south of Whitewater in Richmond Township. Though the family moved to town in 1861, abandoning the cabin, the building was moved to the Whitewater Normal School campus in 1907. Over the years, the cabin was utilized for social gatherings among students and faculty, as well as a learning center. It still stands on campus today and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Join us next week for more from the Whitewater Historical Society collections!

(1619P, Whitewater Historical Society)

The Whitewater Historical Society collects, preserves, and interprets the history of Whitewater and the surrounding area.

Be sure to join us next week for more from the Society’s collections. Please “like” us on Facebook, and check out our website at whitewaterhistoricalsociety.org!​ 

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