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Wright County Historial Society

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Mission: To provide information on the history of wright county to the public

Programs: Exhibit gallery and historical buildings. Wchs' 3-d and archival collection are exhibited free of charge in 3 exhibit gallery areas and in the form of 5 historical structures. Each exhibit is geared to teach and communicate the history of wright county through its artifact collection. Wchs actively collects and preserves objects and archival material related to wright county history. In 2014, a documented 3,040 people visted the museum. An additional 1800 people used the wchs activity room.

library and archives: wchs provides free access to a reference library collection of wright county history which includes archives, books, newspapers, subject files and microfilm of newspapers, census records, naturalization records, probate records, death records and more. In 2014, a documented 1403 people visited the library, with many more that remained undocumented.

museum programs. Wchs invites the public, free of charge, to see volunteers demonstrate various historic and modern ars and crafts, household chores and agricultural skills and possibly teach the skill to others. In 2014, over 7,504 people visited special programs.

wchs published a quarterly newsletter to disseminate information to society events and articles of historic interest to its members. It also maintains a website. In 2014 there were 7,407 unique visitors to the website.

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