Upcoming Events at WHS
All programs take place at the Holly History and Genealogy Center (321 S. Main Street, Waupaca) unless otherwise noted.
Thurs., February 23, 6 p.m.: “Building a Legacy: The History of Waupaca Foundry” with Sara Timm, Waupaca Foundry
Thurs., March 30, 6 p.m.: “A Creative Place: The History of Wisconsin Art” with Annemarie Sawkins
Thurs., April 20, 6 p.m.: “The Story of Seagrave and Four Wheel Drive in Clintonville ” with Barbara Koster, FWD Museum
Sat., May 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Family Fun Day at the Depot with the Waupaca Area Public Library (at the Depot)
Sat., June 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Lost Arts at the Hutchinson House Museum (in South Park)
Thurs., July 21, 6 p.m.: "Nash Motors: The Evolution and its Niche in the Automobile Market" with Bob Gurtz
Thurs., August 17, 6 p.m.: "Boating on the Chain O'Lakes from Steamers to Speedboats" with Zachary Bishop
Thurs., September 11, 6 p.m.:"Blowing in the Wind" with David HB Drake
Thurs., September 21, 6 p.m.: "Who are the Amish" with Mark Louden, professor of German at UW-Madison
(presented through BadgerTalks)
Thurs., October 19, 6 p.m.: "Waupaca 101: The History of Our City" with Tracy Behrendt
Thurs., November 9, 6 p.m.: "Ojibwe Culture and History" with Liz Arbuckle
Sat., December 2, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Yuletide Trail (downtown)
Thank you for donating to the Waupaca Historical Society and helping us preserve Waupaca and Chain O'Lakes history!
Come visit us at the Holly Center at 321 S. Main Street during our open hours on
Wednesday through Friday,
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.!
What's Happening at the Waupaca Historical Society!
(all programs are at the Holly History and Genealogy Center unless otherwise noted)
- Thurs., October 19, 6 p.m.: Program at the Holly Center--Waupaca 101: The History of Our City with Tracy Behrendt
- Friday, October 27, 4-7 p.m.: Brat Fry at Halloween on Main (downtown Waupaca)
- Saturday, October 28, 2-4 p.m.: Cemetery History Walk at Lakeside Cemetery
- Thurs., November 9, 6 p.m.: Program at the Holly Center--Ojibwe Culture and History with Liz Arbuckle
- Sat., December 2, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: 5th Annual Yuletide Trail and Cookie Walk (downtown Waupaca)
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 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