Holly History & Genealogy Center
Due to COVID-19, we are open with only limited hours at this time. Our current hours for 2021 are:
Thursday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Friday, 12-3 p.m.
Several rotating and permanent displays at the Holly Center offer a look at the Waupaca Historical Society's collections and Waupaca's history.
The Holly Center has a large library of genealogical and historical research materials. These are available for research during open hours.
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!
- Sat., Dec. 18, 10 am-5 pm:
Depot Open House
- December 24, 30 & 31:
Holly Center CLOSED
- NEW HOURS COMING IN 2022!
Starting in January 2022, the Holly Center will be open three days per week with new hours--Wednesday through Friday, 10 am-2 pm!
- Thurs., Feb. 17 at 6 p.m.:
"Bethany of Waupaca: 125 Years of Care" with Bethany Home (at the Holly Center)
The Holly Center will be open to the public on
Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Fridays from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
WHS COVID POLICY
Following CDC guidelines, masks are required in all of our buildings. We 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 by calling the Holly History and Genealogy Center at (715) 256-9980 or emailing
Tracy Behrendt at