Join the Wildwood Historical Society

Wildwood Group

We have something that belongs to you. Your place in Wildwood history.

Here in Wildwood we have something rare and special. Not only do we have beautiful countryside, fine schools, and a wonderful community; we also have a very important historical landmark, the Hencken House. Built in the 1850's it is an example of an early period home. The Hencken Home is located at 18750 Highway 100 in Wildwood, MO.

Why not consider becoming a member and help us preserve the history of our town. The annual membership runs January to December. Please see the details below for information on joining or renewing. Memberships make wonderful gifts. The Wildwood Historical Society is solely funded through private donations. We do not receive any funding through local taxes. All contributions are tax deductible. We would like to thank all of you who have contributed in the past and those of you who are considering it now.

If you have ever thought of becoming a member of the Wildwood Historical Society this would be a great year to start. We look forward to meeting you at our next event.

Please fill out the membership form and mail to us with your membership dues. Thank you.

The non‐profit Wildwood Historical Society of dedicated volunteers has served the community well since 1999. Our accomplishments include:

  • Purchase and renovation of the Hencken House property
  • Annual Historical calendar
  • Annual bus tour of historic Wildwood homes
  • Published "At Rest in Wildwood" which details most communities in Wildwood, includes both public and private cemeteries
  • Creating the Wildwood Historical Museum
  • Provide outreach to local schools and community
  • Provide a monthly newsletter which informs members on society activities and monthly news
  • The society offers members a wide variety of lectures and programs focusing on local Missouri history. Past speakers have included a Holocaust survivor, Civil War re‐enactors, and a relative of Lewis and Clark
  • Participation in the City of Wildwood Founders Day
  • Future home of the Ervin Schaedler Log Cabin