Summer hours at the Bailey-Lewer Research Library

Our researcher is available on Tuesdays & Fridays from 9-5pm. If you are planning to travel from out of town please call ahead and make an appointment.

Balcony Exhibit: Where the Big Woods Meet the Prairie, a Timeline of Unique Stories

More than 150 years of Waseca County history in a permanent exhibit on the balcony!

What happened here? Who settled this county? Where did they come from? Do you have a connection to Waseca County history? It’s a unique exhibit inspired by a walk through historic Maplewood Park.


Please join us on the 4th of July from 3pm-Dusk at Clear Lake Park for a fun day filled with activities, live music, food and fireworks.

Hofmann Apiaries

The Hofmann Apiaries is now on the National Register of Historic Places, the ONLY historic apiary in the country. WCHS has partnered with Hofmann Apiaries located in Janesville Township.

We are about to complete Phase 1 construction of the exterior restoration of the Wax Shed and Honey House. Phase 2 will follow when funding is secured.

Donations for Phase 2 funding can be made through this website. We are excited to celebrate the rich agricultural history of this historic site. We will be offering interpretive programs

to schools and the general public. Phase 2 funding has been delayed. We'll keep you posted! Thank you to all who have donated. We wouldn't have gotten this far without you.