What's New

What's New

MCHS is a Blue Star Museum

Posted: 04/03/2018

The Marathon County Historical Society is participating in the Blue Star Museum program again this summer.

Houses in Bloom 2018

Posted: 01/16/2018

Did you miss Houses in Bloom? You can tour the Yawkey House Museum all year to see the beautifully restored home of Cyrus and Alice Yawkey and their beloved daughter, Leigh.

Annual Victorian Valentine Tea

Posted: 12/19/2017

Our comfortably full house of ladies thoroughly enjoyed our annual Valentine gala on February 8! 

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.

2018 topics for History Speaks at the Woodson History Center

Posted: 11/29/2017

Our topics for 2018 range from milk to medicine, from the Packers to ancient rock art, and lots more. Here's our full list. Mark your calendar now and plan to attend as many as you can!

Christmas at the Houses

Posted: 11/07/2017

We had a great time on Saturday, December 2, at our Christmas at the Houses event! 

"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!




Voices from the Past tour was a great success! Thank you!

Posted: 08/30/2017

What a great weekend for our biennial cemetery tour! Nearly 400 people visited for "Voices From the Past: A Discovery Walk Through Pine Grove Cemetery" on Sunday, Sept. 24. We appreciate all who made this year's tour a success!

Special events planned!

Posted: 09/07/2017

Mark these special dates for history fun in 2018!

On the radio: Wisconsin Life

Posted: 04/05/2017

If you listen to Wisconsin Public Radio, you might have heard Ben Clark in late March. WPR used part of Ben’s interview during their Wisconsin Life segment. He told about Employers Mutual Insurance and the role that company played in workplace safety, including the use of an audiometer to test hearing in places where workers were exposed to loud noise.


Listen again here