Tour The Historic Yawkey House Museum
Visit Our Exhibits And Research Library At The Woodson History Center
Our Core Exhibit: Our Stories - The History of Marathon County
Our Current Exhibit: Pieces of the Past - Quilts Tell A Story
Reserve One Of Unique Settings For Your Special Event

American Girl-Themed Garden Party

Reservations are required to join the fun at our American Girl-Themed Garden Party on Saturday, June 3! (and you don't have to be a child to attend, or to bring a favorite, special doll)

History Speaks: Forward: Progressive Era Women Reformers

Wausau East history teacher Paul Clark will discuss the trailblazers who paved the way for women's voting, equal rights, and other reforms.

History Speaks: Guided Tours of the Farm Museum in Marathon Park

Curator Randy Block, grandson of one of the founders, will tell stories of the I.S. Horgen Farm Museum and its major artifacts as we tour this museum on the east side of the Exhibition Building in Marathon Park.

Rural Electrification exhibit is open, through November 2019

Post date: 05/09/2017

Our new exhibit is open now! We invite everyone to visit to see how electricity moved into rural areas of Marathon County in the 1930s and '40s, and how life changed when it did.

More Vintage Board Game Nights planned!

Post date: 04/12/2017

The first Vintage Game Night was a hit, so we decided to host more!

On the radio: Wisconsin Life

Post date: 04/05/2017

If you listen to Wisconsin Public Radio, you mi

Crowds enjoy Houses in Bloom

Post date: 02/03/2017

We had to add weekend tours to accommodate visitors to our second annual Houses in Bloom event March 7 to 12.  

"Pieces of the Past: Quilts Tell a Story" exhibit extended through August 2017

Post date: 10/02/2016

EXTENDED! Our quilt exhibit will be on view through August 2017 at the Woodson History Center, 410 McIndoe St., Wausau. “Pieces of the Past: Quilts Tell a Story” tells the local stories behind more than a dozen antique quilts from our Collections. Click Here For The Exhibit Home Page.

 

 


 

Fromm fox fur coat added to Wisconsin 101 online ‘museum’

Post date: 01/18/2017

A silver fox fur produced in the 1930s by the Fromm brothers of Hamburg in western Marathon County is now included in Wisconsin 101, the online museum of state history.

Full list of History Speaks topics for 2017

Post date: 12/01/2016

Curators Linda Forbess and Kathy Volkmann have been busy lining up speakers for the 2017 History Speaks series. Here's the full list for the year:

We are now included in the WI 101 online museum!

Post date: 11/30/2016

Archivist Ben Clark compiled the history of the Employers Mutual Audiometer, and the “exhibit” is now live at the Wisconsin 101 website.

History On the Road: Rick Lohr's talk on Cuba makes news

Post date: 11/02/2016

Peter Weinschenk at the Record Review attended Rick Lohr's "History Speaks - On the Road - Cuba and Change" talk in Edgar in October, and wrote this interesting piece. 

 

'Coloring Time' is Here

Post date: 10/03/2016

Our first coloring book, "Coloring Time: Scenes from Marathon County," has just arrived from the printer. 

The coloring book is a unique collection of black and white drawings by fifteen local artists featuring various scenes throughout Marathon County.

Visit our online gift shop to buy your copy today.

 

 

 


 

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A Membership is a great way to show your support for the Marathon County Historical Society and our community. We offer both indiviudal and corporate memberships at a variety of levels. As part of your members, you will also receive many great benefits.

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Whether you are trying to find your ancestor, want to take a tour, have an item to donate or just walk to talk History, the staff is always eager to listen.

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Our online database contains over 100,000 Marathon County records including city directory listings, plat map listings and military records. We have also added several photos and biographies of the people of Marathon County.

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Our Mission

To collect, preserve, and exhibit materials related to the history of Marathon County, and to use those materials
to help people learn about North Central Wisconsin, connect with their roots, and explore their own historical connections.

Our Purpose

The Marathon County Historical Society provides opportunities for people to “connect” with the past and discover something about their own history and where they live. We help people learn about their own connection with the community as well as its historic roots, and how the past played a role in who they are today. We accomplish this through education, preservation, research, experiences, and entertainment.

 

What We Offer

  • Research Library
  • Exhibits/Displays
  • Presentations & Workshops
  • Educational Events
  • Historic Tours
  • Members Only Events
  • Genealogy Services & Resources
  • Room & Garden Rentals