Monday, May 16  4:30 – 7:30

Wadena Elks Lodge   647 Jefferson Street North

Free will offering



A series of free programs from the Wadena County Historical Society

Mark T. Calhoun – Author

“General Lesley J. McNair:  Unsung Architect of the U.S. Army

Sunday, June 12   4:00 p.m.

Verndale Lions Community  Center

Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Mark T. Calhoun will present his book about Verndale’s most famous citizen. 

Following the program there will be a dinner hosted by the Verndale Historical Society.

Ticket are $10 each and available from the Verndale Historical Society or 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 for more information.