• Kirk Gaw

Walkerton Area Historical Society "Heritage House" Museum

It is a treasure trove of artifacts, photos, books, recipe's, and stories! Founded by Amy Wardman, Jan Rhodes, and Chuck Sherland, the collection moved from the home of Amy Wardman, and the Walkerton Lincoln Township Library to its present location at 413 Michigan St. in downtown Walkerton. Named "Heritage House Museum," you will find exhibits, photographs, memorabilia from local businesses, and many other interesting artifacts.

Reconstruction of the Hudelmayer Opera House on 600 Block of Roosevelt Rd. after a fire across the street.

The collection of photographs shows local businesses, farming, schools, area township schools, sports teams, town, and school bands! Street scenes, railroads, grain elevators, churches, and other images from the past! You may read or listen to oral histories telling about life in the Walkerton area in earlier times?

Northside of 700 Block newspaper photo from collection of Danny Stokes and Independent News file at WAHS.

Some memories are written on paper, others are on audio tape. They have a Microfilm Reader/Printer and microfilm of Walkerton (1886-1996) newspapers, and North Liberty (1912-1962) newspapers! Admission to the museum is free, but donations are always accepted. For more information call Janet Rhodes at (574) 586-2852, or email:

Street scene downtown Walkerton 1938.

In 1997 the house at 413 Michigan St. was donated by Dr. & Mrs. Elliott Frash to be used as the museum for the Walkerton Area Historical Society. It was built in 1885 and used by Dr. Frash for his opthalmologic profession of 38 years.

WAHS Museum is open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday – 10am to 1pm

-Other Times By Appointment-

Located at 413 Michigan Street, Call 574-586-2852

  • Items on sale at the museum

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