Due to the weather, the BookEnds program

scheduled for March 9 at the Uptown in Wadena

has been cancelled. 

The program featuring Mary Krugerud, author of “The Girl in Building C:  The True Story of a Teenage Tuberculosis Patient”,  has been postponed to June 20th 2019.


Coming Up

March 21 – Noon at the Wadena County Museum

“Minnesota Voices” – Tom Meinhover of Grass Roots will talk about growing flowers, fruits and vegetables.

“Minnesota Voices” is free program series featuring local artists, writers, scientists and community leaders.  Held the third Thursday of the month at noon at the Wadena County Museum.


Spring Legacy 2019

Saturday, March 23, 2019   2:00 p.m. at the Wadena Memorial Auditorium

The Minnesota State Band


Thursday, April 18, 2019  7:00 p.m. at the Robertson Theatre, Wadena

Leaves of Grass:  Illuminated

A one-man show by Patrick Scully

The story of the life and work of Walt Whitman, one of America’s greatest poets.


Saturday, May 11 11:00 a.m.  at the Robertson Theatre, Wadena

David Durenberger and Lori Sturdevant, Authors 

“When Republicans were Progressive”


Now in it’s third season, BookEnds is a monthly literary event connecting readers and writers on the second Saturday of the month at 11:00 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.

Saturday, February 9 11:00 a.m.  Laura Hansen, Poet  “Deja Vu”  at The Uptown

Saturday, March 9 11:00 a.m.  Mary Krugerud, Author “The Girl in Building C”  at The Uptown  DUE TO WEATHER THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Saturday, April 13 11:00 a.m. Thomas R. Smith, Poet  “Windy Day at Kabekona: New and Selected Prose Poems”  at The Uptown

Saturday, May 11 11:00 a.m.  David Durenberger and Lori Sturdevant, Authors  “When Republicans were Progressive” at the Robertson Theatre

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

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

Thank you for supporting the programs of the Wadena County Historical Society!!!


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 or email 603wchs@arvig.net for more information.