Dr. Katherine Hayes & Amelie Allard – Archaeologists

Daily Life in the Fur Trade Era”

Saturday, September 12   5:00 p.m.  Wadena County Museum


Julie Johnson & the No Accounts – Flutist

“A musical journey into the roots of upper mid-western folk music”

Friday, September 18  7:00 p.m.  The Robertson Theatre at Wadena Deer Creek School


Wadena County Historical Society Annual Meeting

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Social and Dinner  5:30 p.m.

Annual Meeting  6:30 p.m.

Program:  WWI Documentary with introduction by Dr. Lawrence Denny  7:00 p.m.  



Exhibits to Go!

Traveling exhibits from the Minnesota Historical Society on display at the Wadena Depot

“Electrifying Minnesota” – through October 23 (hosted by Todd Wadena Electric Cooperative)

“Minnesota’s Disasters” - November 6  through December 5


This year commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Jefferson Highway and we are looking for exciting ways to celebrate the coming of the ‘good roads’ to Wadena.

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.