Now Open Saturday  10-4



SPRING 2015 Lecture Series

Lori Sturdevant - Author

“Her Honor:  Rosalie Wahl”

Friday, March 20, 2015  7 p.m. at the Robertson Theatre, Wadena Deer Creek School, 600 Colfax Ave. SW


Ren Holland - Author

“Destination Pines:   The Jefferson Highway and The Early Resorts of Minnesota”

Friday, April 17, 2015   7 p.m. at The Hub Restaurant in Sebeka


William E. Lass – Author and Historian

“Shaping the North Star State: A History of Minnesota’s Boundaries”

Friday, May 1, 2015  7 p.m. at the Wadena Public Library


Lisa Peters – Author

“Fractured Land”  The Price of Interiting Oil”

Friday, May 8, 2015  7 p.m. at the Wadena Depot

The lecture series is free and open to the public



Exhibits to Go!

Traveling exhibits from the Minnesota Historical Society are coming to Wadena

“Uncle Sam’s New Deal”  March 24 through May 8  – Exhibit Reception March 27

“Minnesota’s Homefront” – July 10 through August 15  – Exhibit Reception July 12

“Electrifying Minnesota” – August 24 through October 23 – Exhibit Reception  tbd

“Minnesota’s Disasters” – October 28 through December 5 – Exhibit Reception Oct 30


The Wadena County Historical Society’s Summer Program Series kicks off on June 19 during Wadena’s June Jubilee with the 2nd annual Historic Carnival.  Throughout the summer, WCHS will be hosting a variety of programs for all ages.  Also, this year commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Jefferson Highway.  Look 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.