Waitsburg Historical Society Annual Membership Meeting
March 16, 2023
WAITSBURG- This week, the Waitsburg Historical Society will hold its annual membership meeting on March 21, 2023, at 6 p.m. at the Weller Public Library. Anyone interested in learning, preserving, or sharing the history of Waitsburg should come to the meeting.
The Waitsburg Historical Society was formed fifty years ago to create a museum and renovate the neglected Bruce Mansion. The Mansion was built in 1883 and is a prominent building on Main Street.
According to The Times January 11, 1968, issue, the Bruce Homestead at Fourth and Main Streets was bequeathed by Fanny Weller to the city to create the Pioneer Museum. The Waitsburg Historical Society was formed to operate and maintain the museum honoring Weller's commitment to her city and its history.
Members of the group have worked hard over the years to maintain the building and the collection. Requesting a grant from The Sherwood Trust for $17,000 to repaint and repair the museum, the Trust surprised the group with an award of $40,000 last June.
Annual Memberships in the Waitsburg Historical Society benefit the continued restoration of the Bruce House.