State grant helps preserve Gordon, Wascott history

The 1907 Whalen House on Main Street in Gordon serves as a museum for the Gordon-Wascott Historical Society. (Courtesy of Jan Jenson)

The Gordon-Wascott Historical Society was among 18 local historical societies to receive a 2019 mini-grant from the Wisconsin Historical Society and Wisconsin Council for Local History.

Gordon-Wascott Historical Society for its Museum Collections Care and Preservation program.

“This generous grant will help us to accomplish our mission of preserving this region’s unique history for future generations,” said Jan Jenson, president of the Gordon-Wascott Historical Society.

The society operates the Gordon-Wascott Historical Museum, which consists of the Whalen House Museum and a Soo Line Railroad Depot on Main Street in Gordon, which are open to the public 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on summer weekends.

This year’s mini-grant program focused on projects and activities that strengthen local organizations ability to preserve historical collections.


The maximum award is $700 and must be matched dollar-for-dollar.

For more information about the Gordon-Wascott Historical Society, join the " Gordon-Wascott Historical Society " Facebook group.

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