City of Waupaca's Historic Preservation Commission
The City of Waupaca's Historic Preservation Commission's purpose is to recognize, preserve and enhance areas, sites and structures that contribute to Waupaca’s unique and distinctive environment. The Commission is made up of seven members appointed by the Mayor subject to confirmation by the Common Council. The Historic Preservation Commission meets monthly or more often if necessary. Meetings are open to the public and the meeting dates, times, and locations are posted at the Waupaca City Hall.
The City of Waupaca's Historic Preservation web page contains information on historic buildings, homes and districts in the city. This page also contains information the process of becoming a historic landmark in the city of Waupaca, along with information on Waupaca sites that are also designated on the state and national historic registers.
Agendas and minutes for the Commission can be found here.
Thank you for donating to the Waupaca Historical Society and helping us preserve Waupaca and Chain O'Lakes history!
Come visit us at the Holly Center at 321 S. Main Street during our open hours on
Wednesday through Friday,
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.!
What's Happening at the Waupaca Historical Society!
(all programs are at the Holly History and Genealogy Center unless otherwise noted)
- Thurs., October 19, 6 p.m.: Program at the Holly Center--Waupaca 101: The History of Our City with Tracy Behrendt
- Friday, October 27, 4-7 p.m.: Brat Fry at Halloween on Main (downtown Waupaca)
- Saturday, October 28, 2-4 p.m.: Cemetery History Walk at Lakeside Cemetery
- Thurs., November 9, 6 p.m.: Program at the Holly Center--Ojibwe Culture and History with Liz Arbuckle
- Sat., December 2, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: 5th Annual Yuletide Trail and Cookie Walk (downtown Waupaca)
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 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