Beginning Genealogy Workshop

Thursday, August 21, 7 to 9 p.m. Wadena County Museum

with Genealogists, Mary Pfeffer and Sue Delaney of the History Museum of East Otter Tail County


FALL 2014 Lecture Series

Amelie Allard – Archaeologist

Archaeology in Wadena County

Saturday, September 13, 2014 7-9 p.m. Wadena County Museum


Gordon Fredrickson – Author

“A Farm Country Harvest”

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 7 p.m. Wadena Elks Lodge*

*Presentation immediately following the annual meeting at 6:30. Dinner available for purchase prior to the meeting.


Renee Wendinger – Author

“The Orphan Trains and the Newsboys of New York

Friday, November 14, 2014 7 p.m. The Robertson Theater (Wadena Deer Creek School)


Bill Schrankler – Author and Photographer

“Shadows of Time…Minnesota’s Surviving Railroad Depots”

Friday, December 5, 2014 7 p.m. Wadena Depot

The lecture series is free and open to the public thanks to the following sponsors

Wadena Pioneer Journal

Wadena Hide and Fur


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 thousands of 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 and Military artifacts as well as thousands of artifacts that uniquely represent the history of Wadena County. The Museum and Research Library are open Tuesday through Friday, 10 to 4 or by appointement. Please call 218 631-9079 for more information.