WACO History Committee

Mission Statement

The purpose of the WACO History Committee is to:
  • create and maintain a museum utilizing the old log Willow Community Center building in its present location
  • place and keep the building on the National, State and Borough Registries of Historic Buildings.
The purpose of the museum shall be to:
  • collect, preserve, research, interpret, and exhibit the history and wildlife of Willow and the Willow Creek mining district
  • promote and develop educational programs which will showcase our regional heritage for visitors and enrich the curricula of our local schools
  • establish an exchange program to enable sharing information and exhibits with other museums and historical associations within Alaska.

Current Officers

President: Madeline Gocke – [email protected]
Vice President: Jim Huston – [email protected]
Treasurer: Karrie Moore
Secretary: Kathy Huston
Directors at Large: Mark Merrill, Talon Boeve, Hermann Spegel


Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM at the Willow Community Center. Everyone is welcome.