In anticipation of the Wallingford centennial coming up next August, Maureen Clark and I recently visited the Emmet County Historical Museum in Estherville to research our town's history. We expected to need to spend many hours there sifting through books, photos, and newspaper articles. But when we arrived, Mike Maloney led us to a set of shelves filled with binders. Each binder on these shelves was dedicated to a town or township in Emmet County. Two binders about Wallingford were pointed out to us. Inside these two binders was a wealth of information about our town.
I understand that Doreen Hanson has spent many, many hours compiling these binders. So I wanted to her know how much we appreciate her work.
During our visit, I expressed a desire to copy some information. The next day Mildred Bryan called me to arrange a time when I could do that.
There are many other volunteers who work to make our museum a fascinating place and to be on hand for assistance whenever anyone stops there. We're lucky to have them.
The museum's season has now come to a close for this summer, but I urge all Emmet County residents to drop in for a visit next summer. There are several new projects underway now.