Holiday Open House

Don't miss out on our Holiday Open House December 3rd from 11am-5pm. The Waseca High School Choir will be performing from 12-12:30pm and the Waseca Drama Department will be performing a scene from their show Little Women at 1:00pm.

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.

Hofmann Apiaries

It is our pleasure to announce funding for Phase II restoration of the Honey House and Wax Shed was secured by a grant from the Department of Natural Resources.

The funding was appropriated by the state senate and house in the special session held in June of 2021. The project was included in the omnibus Environmental Bill and guided by the State Historic Preservation Environmental Review Specialist Kelly Gragg Johnson. We are working with Pat Lynch of the DNR as we near completion in the spring of 2023! It is with deep gratitude that we pause and give thanks for all the support we have received over the past years. Special thanks to Senator Julie Rosen and Representative John Petersberg for recognizing the worth of this project and introducing the project to the Minnesota House and Senate.

Phase II began in July 2022 and will conclude next spring! Just in time for the bees to return! This final phase includes; repairing and or replacing all remaining windows, soffit and gutter restoration, foundation repairs and paint!

For more information about this project and programming contact Joan Mooney (507)835-7700.