Waupaca Historical Society
Waupaca Historical Society
321 S. Main St., Waupaca, WI 54981

King Cottage

 The King Cottage was moved to South Park (South Main Street, Waupaca) and placed behind the Hutchinson House in 1975. The Waupaca Historical Society, at the time, only operated the Hutchinson House and thus was looking for more room for storage. Working with the City of Waupaca, the Waupaca Historical Society moved the cottage from King to its current location and immediately utilized it for artifact and office storage.

  A few years later, porches were added to the cottage, and the interior walls were removed to allow for use as a research library. From 1997 until 2001, it was filled with photographs, books, maps, and other research and genealogical materials.  

  In 2001, with the purchase of the historic Carnegie Library building, the offices and many of the collections and genealogical and research materials moved out of the King Cottage. It then reverted back to storage for the Hutchinson House collections.

    The King Cottage is open to the public during open hours at the Hutchinson House Museum. Exhibits in cottage tells the story of the Chain O'Lakes (including Whispering Pines Park) and the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King.