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Open House will show off everything new at the Historical Society May 18

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Open House will show off everything new at the Historical Society May 18
Wadena Minnesota 314 S. Jefferson 56482

An open house will be held at the Wadena County Historical Society, Museum and Genealogy Research center from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18.

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Visitors can see the new Wadena County Historical Society Museum at 603 Jefferson Street North just north of the Armory. The new Genealogy Research Room has a link to Ancestry.com. The center will now be offering Ancestry.com to the public to search for their roots.

The new addition in the Railroad Room is the Aldrich Depot, in the Country Store is the 1896 Barn Wall in honor of Larry Wegner's century farm of the Bertha area.

At the Stitchin' Post/Nationalities room, the historical society has its newest display, a Vintage House. That house honors the St. Ann's School that was demolished last year, the Wadena United Methodist Church by using their 1911 wood shingles on the Vintage House and wood from the Kane farm of Bluffton. You can view the archaeology treasures from the 1700s Hudson Bay Company in the Country Store. The Two Nations Indian Village is in the lower level, and there's so much more in the 15 different rooms.

This event is free to the public. Refreshments and snacks will be provided for all attendees.

If you have any questions, please call Sandi Pratt at the Wadena County Historical Society, Museum and Genealogy Research Center at (218) 631-9079.

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