Wadena County Historical Society

A nonprofit organization

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Preserving and Presenting the History of Wadena County

The Wadena County Historical Society collects and preserves documents and artifacts that represent the unique history of Wadena County.  Open to the public Tuesday - Saturday from 10 to 4, the facility features a beautiful museum and an amazing research library.  Recently, the Wadena County Historical Society has expanded their outreach to the community with a wide range of exhibits and programs.

Because of the support from people like you, the Wadena County Historical Society has become the ‘go to’ place for questions on family history, property records, and stories about the people, places and events of Wadena County.

Your support helps: 
     *Preserve and protect the historical records of the area
     *Engage families and connect the generations through programs and activities
     *Create exhibits that tell the stories of the people, places and events of Wadena County
     *Increase educational programming and providing opportunities for youth to learn about Wadena County
     *Continue to expand the historical records of Wadena by adding today’s history. 

This year the organization celebrates 78 years of preserving the unique history and stories of the people, places and events of Wadena County.  Thank you for your continued support. 

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Organization name

Wadena County Historical Society

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Arts & Culture


WADENA, MN 56482