Waupaca Historical Society
Waupaca Historical Society
321 S. Main St., Waupaca, WI 54981

Waupaca Historical Society's Capital Campaign
​Honoring the Past, Embracing the Future

The Waupaca Historical Society has been a part of our community for nearly 70 years—collecting, preserving, and sharing the stories and artifacts that describe who we are, where we came from, and what our future holds. Every resident is part of this story and, with your help, can help tell and preserve this story.


Since 1953, the Waupaca Historical Society has grown to include the care and preservation of four sites and four buildings in the City of Waupaca and more than 10,000 artifacts. WHS has evolved into a historical and educational resource for our residents, visitors and schools, and an active partner in our community.


This year, the Waupaca Historical Society embarks on its first Capital Campaign. Our fundraising goal of $400,000 will help us preserve and enhance our four buildings—the Holly History and Genealogy Center on South Main Street, the Hutchinson House Museum and King Cottage in South Park, and the Railroad Depot on Oak Street. Your support would help us:


·  Improve accessibility at the Holly Center through audio/technology upgrades

·  Add collections storage and renovate kitchen facilities at the Holly Center

·  Continue to digitize our collections to provide greater access

·  Install a new HVAC system at the Hutchinson House Museum

·  Add additional storage at the Depot and our new property on Balch Street


We invite you to join us as we preserve our community’s rich past by building for the future. Your support—no matter what the amount—will help WHS grow in the ways we preserve our stories, educate the public in person and online, and reach and service our community.


Thank you for helping us honoring our community’s past by embracing the future! 

Capital Campaign Brochure
Pledge Card
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