Preserving the Incredible History of
Welcome to the
Woodbury Heritage Society
The mission of the Woodbury Heritage Society is to preserve and document Woodbury’s history and to aid residents of our community in learning and understanding more about Woodbury’s early years.
The Woodbury Heritage Society is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization founded in October 1983. A board of directors governs the society’s activities. Elections to the board are held each spring at the annual meeting. A newsletter is sent to all members to provide news of the organization.
Help Us Preserve Woodbury’s Past for Future Generations
Woodbury Registry of Historic Landmarks
Woodbury's Valley Creek Heritage Park
Stories of Woodbury and It's People
History & People
A Glance to the Past“Excerpt taken from the book, Woodbury - A Past To Remember by the Woodbury Heritage Committee” submitted by Joyce Flynn, WHS Board of DirectorsLife in Woodbury, 1884 The topography of Woodbury is varied and scenic. The southwestern portion is...
There is a story behind many of Woodbury’s street names. In 2007, a Woodbury Senior Girl Scout, Lisa Clinton, documented the history of the street names of Woodbury for her Girl Scout Gold Award project.
2009 saw the completion of an important long-term project for the Woodbury Heritage Society. We installed and dedicated at City Hall a permanent exhibit detailing the history of one of Woodbury’s oldest trees (estimated to have first sprouted from an acorn around 1738!).
News & Events
Pexels/cottonbro studioBy Patty (Stutzman) Paulus A farmer’s hands are like no other. Large, gnarled, scarred, calloused, rough with soft palms like a well-worn leather baseball mitt. I had the pleasure of holding my second-cousin’s hand while saying grace at one of...
The Miller Barn is on display in Brooke Schmitz’s Focus on Woodbury 2022 submission, Red Wood Yellow. Photo: Brooke SchmitzBy Bill Schrankler Back by popular demand, the Woodbury Heritage Society is again providing the public a chance to take a trip through...
From left to right: Gaylen Schilling, Barb Gausman Larrabee, Stan Gausman, Susan Stutzman Hecker, Sylvia Schilling Dalzell, Patty (Stutzman) Paulus. Photo: Patty (Stutzman) PaulusBy Patty (Stutzman) Paulus One of my best memories of growing up in the 1950s were the...