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art historian

Joan Mary Rausch, American Art historian. Recipienc Scholarship award Victorian Society in American, 1981, Workshop award Center for Art Criticism, Minneapolis, 1986.


Rausch, Joan Mary was born on December 25, 1937 in Calmar, Iowa, United States. Daughter of Bernard Joseph and Irene Sophia (Wieling) Menne.


Bachelor of Science, College St. Teresa, Winona, Minnesota, 1959; postgraduate, University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse, 1974-1979; Master of Arts, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1982.


Instructor nursing, Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa., 1960-1963; instructor nursing, St. Francis Hospital/Viterbo College, LaCrosse, 1966-1971; research assistant department art, University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse, 1977-1979; assistant department art history, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1979-1981; historic planner, Southwest Regional Planning Commission, Platteville, Wisconsin, 1982-1983; president, Architectural Researches, Inc., LaCrosse, since 1983. Consultant historic preservation division State History Society Wisconsin, since 1983, Wis.Dept. of Transportation, District 5, since 1991.



President Women's Political Caucus, 1972-1978, coordinator, 1974-1975. Member Society Architectural Historians (president Wisconsin chapter 1982-1984), National Trust History Preservation (Preservation Forum(, Wisconsin Trust History Preservation(charter, task force member 1986), Preservation Alliance of LaCrosse (board directors 1982-1988, Heritage award 1989), LaCrosse County History Society (history preservation committee since 1992, board directors 1994-1997, Hixon House committee since 1994).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: painting, ceramics, landscape gardening, travel, swimming.


Married Gerald WilliamRausch, September 3, 1960. Children: John Thomas, Jennifer Nicole RauschGoodhart.

Bernard Joseph Menne

Irene Sophia (Wieling) Menne

Gerald WilliamRausch

John Thomas Rausch

Jennifer Nicole RauschGoodhart Rausch