Programs and Events

national poetry month

April 18 – Noon

“Minnesota Voices” – National Poetry Month
Readings by Regional Poets

Wadena’s new brewery DRASTIC MEASURES
101 Jefferson Street South, Wadena

leaves of grassApril 18 – 7:00 p.m.

“Leaves of Grass: Illuminated”
A one-man show by Patrick Scully
The story of the life and work of Walt Whitman

600 Colfax Avenue SW, Wadena

when republicans were progressive

Saturday, May 11 – 11:00 a.m.

David Durenberger and Lori Sturdevant, Authors
“When Republicans were Progressive”

600 Colfax Avenue SW, Wadena

The authors will talk about their book, “When Republicans were Progressive” at this free program from the Wadena County Historical Society funded in part by a grant from the Five Wings Arts Council.

*A BookEnds selection



Now in its third season, BookEnds is a monthly literary event connecting readers and writers on the second Saturday of the month at 11:00 a.m. at The Uptown, 224 Jefferson Avenue South, Wadena (unless otherwise noted). Hosted by the Wadena County Historical Society, Travelin’ Storyseller in collaboration with the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center.

Coming up

Saturday, June 8 11:00 a.m. Lin Enger, Author “The High Divide” at The Uptown

Saturday, July 13 11:00 a.m. Mary Losure, Children’s Author “Isaac the Alchemist” at
The Uptown



Welcome to The Wadena County Historical Society

Museum and Bookstore

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 4,000 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, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or by appointment. Please call 218-631-9079 or email for more information.