Examining Waupaca’s history
Historical society forms discussion group
Those interested in Waupaca’s history will now have the opportunity to discuss local history topics with others.
They will re-visit Waupaca’s past at the Waupaca Historical Society’s new History Discussion Group.
The group will meet on the first Wednesday of the month, with the first meeting set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 1.
Led by local history enthusiast and emeritus board member Gerald Chappell, the group will meet in the lower-level meeting room, at the Holly History and Genealogy Center.
March’s discussion topic will be “The Manslaughter of Waupaca’s Frank Penny.”
Penny, a farmer in the town of Farmington in the early 1900s, was hit and killed by a car in 1929.
The subsequent trial left many questions unanswered in the Penny death.
Materials for the March discussion will be available at the Holly Center or via email. Registration is suggested.
The discussion group is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.
The Holly History and Genealogy Center is located at 321 S. Main St.