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.
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