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August 5 through September 23, 2016

A traveling exhibit from the Minnesota Historical Society on display at the Wadena County Museum  603 Jefferson Street North



A series of free noontime programs featuring book signings and interviews with Minnesota writers.  A collaboration with An Open Book, Wadena’s independent bookstore.  Bring a lunch or just come for coffee.

Mike Lein-Author  “Firewood Happens”

Thursday, August 11  noon – 1:00 p.m.

An Open Book   209 Jefferson Street South    Wadena


Joel Arnold-Author  “Ox Cart Angel”

Thursday, September 8  Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Wadena County Museum


Coming this Fall

Traveling Exhibit–”Coming of Age:  1968″

October 7 through December 30


Dan Hoisington-Historian   “Wadena’s Historic Downtown”

Thursday, October 13  7:00 p.m.


Rick Shefchik-Author    “Everybody’s Heard About the Bird”

Friday, October 14  7:00 p.m.


Christopher Yaeger-Dancer   “Dances of the 1960s”

Saturday, November 12  7:00 p.m.


Jerry Mevissen-Author  “That Reminds Me”

Sunday, December 11  7:00 p.m.


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.