Programs and Events

Lin Enger - The High Divide

Saturday, June 8 – 11:00 a.m.

Lin Enger, Author*
“The High Divide”

224 Jefferson Street South, Wadena

Historic CarnivalFriday, June 14 – Noon-4:00 p.m.

Historic Carnival

Fun for the whole family. Horse and Carriage Rides, Fry Bread, History Interpreters, Games for Children, Live Music and more.
603 Jefferson Street North, Wadena

Mary Krugerud

Thursday, June 20 – 12:00 Noon

Mary Krugerud, Author*
“The Girl in Building C:
The True Story of a Teenage Tuberculosis Patient”

603 Jefferson Street North, Wadena

Kathie Brekke and the 42nd Street Jazz BandSaturday, June 22 – 7:00 p.m.

Jasper’s Preview with Kathie Brekke and the 42nd Street Jazz Band

100 Aldrich Avenue Southwest, 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.

Museum Bookstore Grand Opening

June 11-15  10:00 am.-4:00 p.m.  Coffee, Treats, and Surprises



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.