Keeping History Alive


Some of the earliest settlers came to Waupaca in the mid-1800s looking for the "wonderful falls" on the Waupaca River that they'd heard so much about. Some say "Waupaca" means tomorrow, sparkling waters, clear water, or brave young hero. Others credit the city’s name to an old Indian chief – "Wa-Puka" – whose name means "watching."

Whatever its origin, Waupaca is an area rich in history. The Waupaca Historical Society strives to preserve that history while educating and informing the public. Visit one of our facilities today and let us help you discover the past.

Thursday, Sept. 10th
Waupaca Historical Society's Annual Membership Meeting & Picnic

At the Railroad Depot

5:00 p.m.

Bring a Dish to Pass

This Month's Slideshow Features the City Square, with the historic Courthouse, Bandstand, and Tourist Information Stand