A free lecture series from the Wadena County Historical Society

Jerry Mevissen – Author – “Good Shepherd”

Friday, March 7  7-9 p.m.    Harvest Thyme Bistro*

Dinner may be ordered prior to the reading which begins at 8 p.m. Harvest Thyme Bistro is offering $5 off any food and drink purchase of $20 or more.


Dean Urdahl – Author and co-chair of the Civil War Task Force

Friday, April 11  7 p.m.             Wadena Elks Lodge*

*Dinner available for purchase.  Reservations required by April 3rd.


Rhonda Fochs – Author – “Minnesota’s Lost Towns”

Friday, June 6  7 p.m.                     Wadena County Museum


Dale Blanshan – Performer – “Follow the Flag”

Thursday, July 3  7 p.m.                 Wadena Depot

Sponsored by

Jackpine Writers’ Bloc

Cozy Theatre of 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 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.