Our Mission Statement
The Wadena County Historical Society was formed in 1967 for the preservation and perpetuation of Wadena county history; and for the purpose of gathering together all historical facts and data and such exhibits of old time implements, utensils and other articles of use by our pioneer residents.
There undoubtedly are hundreds of attics containing many of these desirable articles that should go into the permanent exhibit set up in the Wadena County Historical Society at 603 Jefferson Street North, Wadena, Minnesota. The history of the item should accompany each and every piece.
What is happening here today is evidence of the purpose of the Wadena County Historical Society and what it hopes to accomplish. Pictures are an essential part of the whole undertaking as you will see evidenced by what has been hung on the walls here
The officers are contributing their time and energy, without pay, and anyone can help considerably by supply suitable exhibit items and photographs. We are particularly interested in getting pictures of all the old timers and their complete history. They are the ones who have helped to make all the pleasures and comforts of today possible. They certainly deserve recognition and should be given a prominent place in the Wadena county history.
Because we have been given historical artifacts, it is the responsibility of the Wadena County Historical Society to preserve and protect these items along with displaying them for all to enjoy.
If you have any questions, you can contact any one of the officers: John Crandall – President, Bob Zosel, Vice President, Elroy Evans -Treasurer, James Dragseth – Member at Large, Jim Hofer – X-Officio Member, Sylvia Tappe - Menahga Area Historical Society Rep, Elaine Schmitz – England Prairie Pioneer Club Representative, Bette Peterson – Verndale Historical Society Rep, Linda Smith -Sebeka Historical Society Representative and Carmen Pederson. You can also call the Wadena County Historical Society at 631-9079 and talk with Lina Belar – Interim Executive Director. Board members are volunteers who dedicate their time to fund raising and business issues of the Society.
Board Meetings Open To The Public
The Wadena County Historical Society meets on the second Tuesday of the months of January, March, May, July, September, November at 5:30. The Annual Meeting is held in October. All meetings are open to the public