What's New

What's New

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!

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!

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 of 2017. 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

 

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

Posted: 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.

We are now included in the WI 101 online museum!

Posted: 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.

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