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 21, 6 p.m.: "Who are the Amish" with Mark Louden, professor of German at UW-Madison
(presented through BadgerTalks)
Thus., October 19, 6 p.m.: "Waupaca 101: The History of Our City" with Tracy Behrendt (at the Waupaca Area Public Library)
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!
What's Happening at the Waupaca Historical Society!
(all programs are at the Holly History and Genealogy Center unless otherwise noted)
- Sun. February 5, 3-5 p.m.: Hike Under the "Snow" Full Moon--stop at the Depot after your hike to warm up with a hot drink and tour the Depot (525 Oak Street).
- Sat., February 11: Lost Arts Folk School--Broom-making class (at the Depot)
- Thurs., February 23, 6 p.m.: "Building a Legacy: The History of Waupaca Foundry" with Sara Timm, Waupaca Foundry
- Thurs., March 16: Lost Arts Folk School--Garden Basket
- Thurs., March 30, 6 p.m.: "A Creative Place: The History of Wisconsin Art" with Annemarie Sawkins
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