History Books, Maps & Videos For Sale
The Waupaca Historical Society has the following items available for sale. They can be purchased at the Holly History & Genealogy Center or ordered via email at email@example.com.
Book -- "The Great Adventure: A World War I Soldier's Diary" by Harold Barrington $20.00
Book -- "Hellestad House" by Sue Eiler $4.00
Book -- "History of the Potato and Starch Industry" by Gerald Chappell, 2018 $10.00
Book -- "Images of America: Waupaca" by Kim Heltemes $20.00
Book -- "Semi-Centennial Souvenir Edition of the Waupaca Post" (1898 Reproduction) $12.00
Book-- "Showstopper" (Adler family and Waupaca theatres) $9.95Book -- "The Story of Waupaca and Its Railroads" by David Leider $12.00
Book -- "Waupaca Whispers" published by the Waupaca Writer's Guild $5.00
Cookbook-- "Safer at Home in Waupaca" Cookbook (2020) $10.00
DVD -- "Waupaca Circa 1938" (70 min.) $20.00
DVD -- "Waupaca's 1957 Centennial Parade" $20.00
Map -- "Birdseye View Map of Waupaca, 1871" (14" x 18.5") $5.00
Chain O'Lakes/King History
Book -- "Concise Guide to Historic Sites on Waupaca's Chain O' Lakes" $15.00
Book -- "Images of America: Wisconsin Veterans' Home at King" by K. Heltemes $20.00
Book-- "Images of America: The Waupaca Chain O'Lakes" by Zachary Bishop $22.00
Book -- "Stretching Waters" by John Sturm Jr. $15.00
Book-- "The Waupaca Chain O'Lakes" by Zachary Bishop $22.00 (NEW!)
Book -- "Whispering Pines Park: Where Nature Lovers Still Meet" $20.00 (NEW!)
Waupaca County History
Book -- "Images of America: Weyauwega" by K. Heltemes, et. al. $22.00
Book -- "Barns of Wisconsin" by Jerry Apps $30.00
Book -- "Everyday Adventures of a Farm Boy in the '50s" $20.00
Book -- "Grand Army of the Republic, Dept. of Wisconsin" by Thomas J. McCrory $38.00
Book -- "One-Room Country Schools" by Jerry Apps $20.00
Book -- "Voices of the Wisconsin Past: Letters from the Front 1898-1945" $10.00
Book -- "Wisconsin Quilts, 2nd Edition" $25.00 (SALE)
To order please email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org or print this list and circle the item or items that you are purchasing. Please add $4.00 shipping and handling fee per item and make check payable to the Waupaca Historical Society. We are happy to coordinate curbside pickup as well!
Mail your order form with payment to:
Waupaca Historical Society
321 S. Main St.
Waupaca, WI 54981
Make sure to include your mailing address with your order request.
Upcoming Programs at the Waupaca Historical Society!
- Thurs., October 21, 6 p.m.:
"150 Years of the Railroad in Waupaca" with Mike Kirk at the Depot
- Fri., October 29, 4-6 p.m.:
Brat fry at Halloween on Main (find us in front of the library/City Hall on South Main Street!). Children can trick-or-treat at local businesses downtown and enjoy Halloween activities!
- Thurs., November 11, 6 p.m.:
"The Legend of Chief Waupaca" with Ray Reser at Danes Hall (301 N. Main Street)
- Sat., Dec. 4: Yuletide Trail
Help us preserve your story!
We are collecting memories and stories from the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020-2021. These collections will be preserved at the Holly History and Genealogy Center to help future generations understand this time in Waupaca, our state, and our country. Please consider filling out our survey here!
Surveys can be emailed to email@example.com
or mailed to WHS, 321 S. Main Street, Waupaca, WI 54981.
2021 Summer Hours (UPDATE!)
Starting June 10, 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 appreciated 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