Our Mission at The Pump House
The Pump House Regional Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded in 1977 with a mission to enhance the quality of life in the Coulee Region by maintaining the Pump House as a cultural center, and by promoting a wide range of visual, literary, and performing arts. Funds generated through ticket sales, memberships, classes, and events help us support this mission, provide free admission to all galleries, tuition sponsorships, and diverse arts programming for all ages. Your support is very much appreciated!
Pump House History
The Pump House has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1979 and is a City of La Crosse Historic Landmark. The building served as the City Water Works until 1914 when increased demand for water surpassed the facility’s capacity, transferring operations to it’s current location near Myrick Park. The building was vacant until the La Crosse Tractor Company occupied it from 1919-1920. The Tractor Company departed and the building would remain vacant until 1926, serving the City Street Department as a general repair and storage unit.
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