Welcome to the Waupaca Historical Society
Some of the earliest settlers came to Waupaca in the mid 1800s looking for the "wonderful falls" up the river that they had heard so much about. Some say "Waupaca" means tomorrow, sparkling waters, clear water, or brave young hero. Others credit the city’s name to an old Indian chief, "Wa-Puka", whose name means "watching."

Whatever its origin, Waupaca is an area rich in history. The Waupaca Historical Society strives to preserve that history while educating and informing the public. Visit Waupaca today and discover the past.
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The Waupaca Historical Society depends upon your donations!  All contributions will be acknowledged.  Please make checks payable to "Waupaca Historical Society" and mail to the address below.  For further information about the Waupaca Historical Society, please click on the "About Us" tab at the top of this page, or write to:

          Waupaca Historical Society
          321 South Main Street
          Waupaca, WI 54981

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