Living History Day

Costumed interpreters and hands-on activities for all ages

Saturday, February 20   1:30 – 4:30 p.m.  Wadena County Museum


The Oberholtzer Legacy

The story of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.  A presentation by Kent Scheer and the friends of the Oberholtzer Foundation.  

Sunday, February 28  7:00 p.m.    Cultural Center of New York Mills


Elisa Korenne – Singer/Songwriter

Sunday, March 13          The Robertson Theatre



Tim Berry – Percussionist

Tim Berry and his group presents “Soul Drums”, tracing the legacy of black music from West Africa to the Caribbean to the United States.

Friday, April 8  7:00 p.m.  Wadena Memorial Auditorium

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Five Wings Arts County, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


Rhonda Fochs – “Lost Towns”

Author and historian Rhonda Fochs will be the guest speaker at the Wadena County Historical Society’s semi-annual meeting which begins at 6:30. 

Thursday, April 14,  7:00 p.m.  The Hub Restaurant in Sebeka


“Pages of Music” – Rolf Erdahl (bass) and Carrie Vecchione (oboe)

A unique and unforgettable duo.

Friday, April 29   7:00 p.m.  The Robertson Theatre – Wadena High School


Mark T. Calhoun – Author

Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Mark T. Calhoun will present his book about Verndale’s most famous citizen.  “General Lesley J. McNair:  Unsung Architect of the U.S. Army

Sunday, June 12   4:00 p.m.  Verndale Lions Community  Center


Welcome to The Wadena County Historical Society

The Wadena County Historical Society collects and preserves the history of the county and maintains a research library and genealogy center with records about the people, places and events of the area. Its archives includes an index of over 25,000 names and more than 4000 photographs. Museum displays feature Native American, Railroad, Military and other artifacts that uniquely represent the history of Wadena County.

The Museum and Research Library are open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 to 4 or by appointment.

Please call 218 631-9079 for more information.