Wadena County Historical Society

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Title

Wadena County Historical Society

Subject

Historical Society and Museum

Description

The Wadena County Historical Society helps “preserve the kinds of historical items that one might find in their very homes, creating an intimate and personal history of the county.” Some of the museum’s exhibits include the Great Northern Railroad with oral histories and pictures during its building in the late 1800s, a spinning wheel exhibit, including the process of making yarn and fabric from spinning wheels during the pioneer days, and an Ojibwe exhibit highlighting an Indian mural that is a replica of a wigwam. Another resource that the society includes is the county’s historical placement, such as maps and old photographs of the agriculture and living of the past. As well, they have a priced resource to do research on genealogy. Research material includes, obituaries, town newspapers and business townships all ranging from the late 1800s to early 1900s.

Creator

Director: Lina Belar

Source

(218) 631-9079
603wchs@arvig.net

Publisher

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Date

Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Contributor

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Rights

Free Admission

Format

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Language

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Type

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Identifier

603 North Jefferson
Wadena, MN 56482

Coverage

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Citation

Director: Lina Belar, “Wadena County Historical Society ,” Directory of Historical and Cultural Organizations and Museums , accessed December 11, 2017, http://nllndirectory.omeka.net/items/show/60.