About Waseca, MN

Waseca’s history has been shaped by innovative, visionary civic leaders, whose individual efforts crafted and shaped the community. In many ways, the city’s efforts in historic preservation have mirrored that history, with key buildings initially saved by prominent individuals who realized the importance of the sites to the city and its history, and who privately acquired and redeveloped the buildings.

Founded in 1938, the Waseca County Historical Society (WCHS) has also been an integral preservation resource, seeking to keep the area’s history “alive and accessible.” More recently, the city leadership has seen the importance of preservation to Waseca’s community development and tourism. In 2009, the city became a Certified Local Government (CLG), and a newly-empowered Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC) began work on a number of preservation priorities. Today, residents and city planners alike are eager to see the community better incorporate historic preservation into everyday life. Homeowners and business people are ready to restore their properties, schoolchildren are excited to learn about their city’s history, and the city itself plans to use past development to inform future planning activities.

With this historic context study, the city takes the next big important step of tying preservation to planning, ensuring a vibrant future for the community by building on the resources of its past. Historic contexts will allow the city to evaluate its resources and plan for future development, while continuing to secure the unique character and spirit inherent in Waseca’s history.

Sponsors of Waseca, MN


Since the founding of our communities, organizations, businesses and citizens have stepped forward to build and serve their community. Click on any of the logos below to learn about those who made this website possible! If you would like to learn about becoming a sponsor CLICK HERE!

Community Organizations of Waseca, MN


Small towns and rural communities throughout the Midwest are looking for ways to strengthen their economies, provide better quality of life, and build on local assets. Here you will find the organizations that stabilize, preserve, and revitalize the small towns and rural areas alike. To submit your organization to be included on your town and county page CLICK HERE!

Events of Waseca, MN


The small towns of the Midwest have long shared pride in their communities through festivals and events! Citizens from each community, working together, continue to offer entertainment options that not only appeal to their citizens, but visitors to their community! Below you will find festivals and events you are sure to want to attend! If you would like to have (DST) include an annual festival or event on your town and county page CLICK HERE!

Faith Communities of Waseca, MN


Throughout the years faith organizations have not only been an essential part of a town's religious life, but its community life. Below you will find stories about these organizations, If you would like to induct a faith organization to be added to your town and county page CLICK HERE!

Points of Interest of Waseca, MN


The communities of the Midwest have a lifestyle unique to their region — rich in history and points of interest like no other! Below you will find points of interest you are sure to want to visit! To nominate a landmark, historic location, museum, etc. as a point of interest on your county and region page CLICK HERE!

Waseca County, MN


Visit our county page and you will learn about the contributions made by the citizens from our town and county (founders, business people, volunteers, entrepreneurs and military veterans). Here you will find information about our town and county's points of interest, festivals/events and faith community. You also will learn about the community organizations that have built and continue to build strong communities (chambers, community groups, and departments, etc) and much more when you visit the Waseca County, MN page.

Citizens of Waseca County, MN


The citizens from our towns for generations have exhibited a pride in community and a enterprising spirit! Click on any of the citizens below to learn more about them. To nominate a citizen to be added to your town and county page CLICK HERE!

Veterans of Waseca County, MN


Veterans come from many walks of life and whether a veteran has severed two decades ago or two days ago, they have made our freedoms possible. Below you will find stories about many who have served. If you would like to nominate a veteran to be included on your town and county page CLICK HERE!