Historic Venues in Waupaca
The city of Waupaca and the Chain O'Lakes area have a rich history, dating back to 1849. Many historic buildings, homes and locations still exist throughout the area, some of which are available for visiting or renting.
If you are looking for a historic venue in the Waupaca area, please consider the Waupaca Historical Society or another beautiful local historic sites.
Please see the brochure below for information or contact the Waupaca Historical Society today!
Special thank you to Jane Haasch for all of her work to put this brochure together!
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