Programs and Events

Saturday, March 14, 2020 11:30 a.m.

Allan Woodrow
“The Curse of the Werepenguin”

The Robertson Theatre tentative
600 Colfax Avenue SW, Wadena

Allan Woodrow is the author of more than thirty books for children. His presentations combine humor and inspiration, wrapped around an earnest passion for writing, reading and fun. While in Wadena he will also provide school presentations at the Wadena Deer Creek Elementary School.

Friday, March 20, 2020 7:00 p.m.

Todd Green
“World Music with multi-instrumentalist Todd Green”

The Congregational United Church of Christ
110 Colfax Avenue SW, Wadena

Todd Green is a uniquely talented multi-instrumentalist who performs on over 30 acoustic string, flute and percussion instruments from all over the world. His original music is inspired by many different cultures in the Middle East, Central Asia, Far East and South America. Todd’s custom-built electronic system allows him to layer instruments as he performs, which in effect turns him into a high-tech one-man-band of World Music. His artistic mission is to “help bring down the barriers that divide us by experiencing other cultures through their music” as he takes his audiences on a musical armchair-tour of the world.

Saturday, April 11, 2020 11:30 a.m.

Anne Dunn, Poet, Author, Storyteller

The Uptown Cafe
224 Jefferson Street South, Wadena

Anne M Dunn is an Anishinabeg-Ojibwe grandmother storyteller. She was born on the Red Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and now lives in Cass Lake. Her books include: “Fire in the Village”, “Grandmother’s Gift” and “Winter Thunder”. Her e-books include three collections of poetry: “Uncombed Hair”, “Dragonfly Dreams” and “Bone of Yesterday”. She is also a fabric artist and shoehorn band member.

More about BookEnds

Now beginning its fourth season, BookEnds is a monthly literary event connecting readers and writers on the second Saturday of the month at 11:30 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. Upcoming authors include: Allan Woodrow, Anne Dunn, Margi Preus, Ann Lewis, Alex Messenger, J. Ryan Stradal (pending), Gretchen Anthony, Freya Manfred, Lorna Landvik, and Barton Ross.


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.