What's New

What's New

Watch for details on our annual Houses in Bloom!

Posted: 02/20/2019

Welcome spring with a visit to Houses in Bloom, March 12 through 17.

A fun donation!

Posted: 12/11/2018

A childhood collection of books from the 1930s and '40s recently was donated to the Historical Society. What were you reading as a child?

1892 Courthouse lights return

Posted: 12/06/2018

A special donation returned antique light fixtures to Wausau.

WI 101: Check out this coat!

Posted: 11/21/2018

Another of our objects is featured in the Wisconsin 101 online museum!

History Speaks: Our 2019 topics are set!

Posted: 11/07/2018

Our popular History Speaks series continues into 2019, with topics that range from downtown Wausau's side streets to local music makers, from therapeutic gardens to victory celebrations after World War II, from women leaders to Puerto Rico, and many others. Mark your calendars today for your favorite topics!

Woodson History Center Gets New Roof

Posted: 01/03/2019

The Historical Society has a new roof on the 1962 addition of the Woodson History Center. 

Dairy exhibit shows development of that industry

Posted: 05/29/2018

See how Marathon County's rural areas became thriving dairy farms in our newest exhibit, Milking Time: Evolution of the Dairy Industry in Marathon County. 

After Hours tours now available

Posted: 06/26/2018

It’s your turn to plan a special gathering of friends, club members or family. What to do? Consider a unique evening (or other special time) at the Yawkey House Museum!

Rural Electrification exhibit is open through November 2019

Posted: 05/09/2017

We invite everyone to visit our newest exhibit to see how electricity moved into rural areas of Marathon County in the 1930s and '40s, and how life changed when it did.

"Pieces of the Past: Quilts Tell a Story" exhibit closed but we have created a slide program

Posted: 10/02/2016

Our quilt exhibit is now closed, However, we have created a PowerPoint slide program with photos of the quilts and their makers, and would be happy to schedule a presentation for your group!

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