The Waupaca Historical society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and is dependent upon donations and community support. Donations to our society are greatly appreciated. Your donations help us maintain our historic buildings and help us to fulfill our mission to preserve the history of the Waupaca area. Checks can be made payable to the Waupaca Historical Society and sent to:
Waupaca Historical Society
321 S. Main St.
Waupaca, WI 54981
The Waupaca Historical Society is thankful for in-kind donations of new or gently used items. The following items are on our Wish List at the Holly History and Genealogy Center:
Slate chalkboards for children ($30)
iPad for historic photos ($200)
iPad stand ($100)
Steel shelving with powder finish for storage ($140)
If you are interested in donating artifacts, photographs, documents or other objects related to the Waupaca area to the Waupaca Historical Society, please contact Tracy Behrendt at email@example.com or (715) 256-9980.
Thank you for donating to the Waupaca Historical Society and helping us preserve Waupaca and Chain O'Lakes history!
Upcoming Programs at the Waupaca Historical Society!
(all programs at the Holly History and Genealogy Center unless otherwise noted)y
- Thurs., August 18, 6 p.m.: "Wisconsin's Post Office Murals" with David W. Gates, Jr.Sponsored by Michelle Peterson (in memory of David Dresia), Janet Buetow (in memory of Karl Buetow), Waupaca Foundry, Beiser Realty, F. Thomas and Hope K. Olson, and Pat Hollenbeck (in memory of Warren Hollenbeck)
- Friday, August 19, 5-10 p.m., Arts on the Square Street Dance:
Visit us downtown at our brat fry during the street dance! Enjoy a brat, hamburger or hot dog and support the Waupaca Historical Society!
- Thurs., September 15, 6 p.m.: "Our 351 Sons: The Founding of Rawhide" with John GillespieSponsored by Deb and Steve Fenske (in memory of Jim Boyer) and Beiser Realty.
WHS COVID POLICY
Masks are not required in our buildings at this time. We encourage visitors to wear masks if they feel more comfortable. We also encourage all visitors to maintain a 6-foot distance from others and remain at home if exposed to COVID-19 or feeling unwell.
Appointments outside of open hours at any WHS buildings can be made at least two weeks in advance by calling the Holly History and Genealogy Center at (715) 256-9980 or emailing
Tracy Behrendt at