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About the Wright County Historical
The Wright County Historical Society is a non-profit
corporation first organized in 1942 and reorganized in 1967. The general purpose of the Wright County Historical
Society is the location, discovery, collection and preservation of historical artifacts and records and the dissemination
of knowledge about the history of Wright County and its relationship to the State of Minnesota.
The museum, library and archives are now located at 2001
Hwy. 25 North, Buffalo, MN. Five historic structures are included in the collection including
three log cabins, the 1908 Chatham Town Hall and the 1881 Welker one-room school.
The Wright County Historical Society serves
to collect, preserve, and share our history.
The Wright County Historical Society (WCHS) is a non-profit organization consisting of a museum, research library,
and extensive artifact and archival collections, and includes historic structures in multiple locations.
strives to create a dynamic place where people encounter, explore, share and learn about the past.
In pursuit of this Vision, the Wright County Historical Society will:
▪ Serve as the collective
historical memory of Wright County, Minnesota.
▪ Identify, collect, and preserve materials related to the history of Wright County
with consideration for other areas of the State when appropriate.
▪ Present exhibits that use historical materials to promote
understanding and appreciation for the history of Wright County, Minnesota.
▪ Provide a comprehensive genealogical research facility utilizing
cutting-edge technology and resources.
Connect to diverse audiences by providing a variety of learning formats,
educational activities, and history-related community services.
▪ Attract, retain, and develop talented professionals and volunteers, and enable them
to do excellent work.
▪ Maintain mutually beneficial relationships, opportunities,
and alliances with educational institutions, the business community, government, and other community organizations.
in fundraising activities, including the acceptance of donations as appropriate, to accomplish its vision.