Passport to History

June 19th, 2011 by Judy Trull

Waupaca County Passport to HistoryIn Waupaca County there is a wealth of historical artifacts and places in which to see them.  The Passport to History is a program that was conceived to help people become aware of the heritage of their Communities as well as the County.  You may pick up a passport at any of the participating historical sites and receive a stamp for each site that you visit and once you have accumulated all the “visa” stamps, you can fill out the form and mail it in, and on November 1st your name will go into a drawing for $100 savings bond or one of two memberships to the Wisconsin Historical Society.

The Clintonville Historical Society is located in Pioneer Park, which is home to 3 historic buildings.  The History House Museum, The Ralph Denn Cabin are open 1 – 4 p.m. June, July and August and are located at 32 – 11th St. in Clintonville.

Our next stop on the Passport to History is Iola, and the Iola Depot.  Also in the Depot St. complex is the Helvetia Town Hall, a log cabin, a reproduction of a one-room school house and the 1901 Firehouse.  Iola is proud of their history and it certainly shows.  It is located at 210 Depot St in Iola and open every Saturday of June, July, August and September from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

We will continue our “passport to history” in our next blog post!  Stay tuned for even more history of Waupaca County!