- Collections: Assist with cataloguing of artifacts, including writing descriptions, researching donations and data entry.
- Research: Assist with research on a variety of topics on the city of Waupaca, its surrounding townships and the Chain O’Lakes.
- Exhibits: Assist with the planning and implementation of exhibits at the Holly Center; may include lifting and cleaning, research and writing.
- Tour Guide: Give tours of the historic Hutchinson House and relate information about the Hutchinson Family and the Victorian Era. Orientation and training provided for new volunteers, along with flexible weekend schedule.
- Tour Guide: Give tours of the historic Waupaca Railroad Depot and its grounds. Orientation and training provided for new volunteers, along with flexible weekend schedule.
- Maintenance/Projects: Assist with a variety of projects and tasks around the Depot; must have experience working with tools.
Order your "Safer at Home" Waupaca community cookbook today!
Cookbooks are now available for pre-order with the form here! Cookbooks cost $10 each. The form, with payment, can be dropped off at the Holly Center or the Waupaca Area Public Library.
The cookbook, a joint fundraiser for the Waupaca Historical Society and the Waupaca Area Public Library, features recipes, stories and photographs from this pandemic year.
2020 FALL PLANS
Keeping in mind the safety of its volunteers, staff and visitors, the Waupaca Historical Society has decided to open its buildings this fall by appointment only.
People may call or email the Waupaca Historical Society for a one-hour tour or research appointment at the Holly History and Genealogy Center, Hutchinson House (as weather permits) or Depot (as weather permits). Outside of prearranged appointments, the buildings will remain closed to the public. All programs and meeting room rentals are cancelled through 2020.
No one should enter the building—visitors, staff or volunteers—who does not feel well or is experiencing flu-like symptoms, fever or any other COVID-19 symptoms. All visitors and volunteers are required to wear masks during tours and appointments.
Gift shop items are available via email or phone for curbside pickup or mail.
Appointments to visit the WHS buildings can be made by calling the Holly History and Genealogy Center at (715) 256-9980 or emailing Tracy Behrendt at