Programs and Events

mary losure isaac the alchemist

Book Ends*
Saturday, July 13 - 11:00 a.m.

Mary Losure, Children’s Author
“Isaac the Alchemist”

224 Jefferson Street South, Wadena

annette and laura upon waking bookMinnesota Voices
Thursday, July 18 – 12:00 Noon

Annette Gagliardi, Editor
“Upon Waking: 58 Voices Speak Out from the Shadows”

WADENA COUNTY MUSEUM – Space is limited.  Please call or email to reserve a seat.  218-631-9079
603 Jefferson Street North, Wadena
This is a recently published collection of work from 58 poets who have experienced abuse or physical violence in some way. Several of the poets will be on hand to read their work.

Coming Up

Saturday, August 10 – 11:00 a.m. Freya Manfred, Poet “Loon in Late November Water”

THE UPTOWN CAFE 224 Jefferson Street South, Wadena

Thursday, August 15 – Noon to 1:00 p.m. M.E. Fuller, Author “Saving the Ghost”

WADENA COUNTY MUSEUM 603 Jefferson Street North, Wadena

fwac-logo*These activities are made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Five Wings Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Traveling Exhibit

August 1-31

national suffrage campaignThe Minnesota League of Women Voters has created a traveling exhibit to celebrate the centennial year of the 19th Amendment. The Wadena County Historical Society and Partners for a Healthy Wadena will host this exhibit for the month of August 2019 at the Wadena Depot. The display will also include excerpts from the Wadena County Historical Society’s recent oral history project about Women in Politics in Wadena County as well as a selection of photographs of Minnesota Governors created by local photographer, Rex McDonald. Information regarding dates and times when the exhibit will be open to the public will be available shortly.



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.


Welcome to The Wadena County Historical Society

Museum and Bookstore

Themed exhibit rooms featuring Native American, Railroad, Military, School, Business, Agriculture and other artifacts that uniquely represent the history of Wadena County. Research library and genealogy center with records about the people, places and events of the area. Archives with an index of over 25,000 names and more than 4,000 photographs. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. by appointment. Please call 218-631-9079 or email for more information.