Waupaca’s first residents
Menominee focus of history program
Long before the first settlers arrived in Waupaca, American Indian tribes, including the Menominee, called the Waupaca and Chain O’Lakes area home.
Today, pieces of that history remain — names, effigy mounds and objects found around the area.
The Waupaca Historical Society will host “The Early History of the Chain O’Lakes Area” with Ray Reser, director of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s Museum of Natural History, at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19.
Reser will discuss this early history of the Waupaca area, including the impact the Menominee Indian tribe had on the area.
This program will take place at the Holly History and Genealogy Center, located at 321 S. Main St., Waupaca.
The program and refreshments are sponsored by Christine and Gerald Chappell.