What's New

What's New

Art based on history: CVA

Posted: 10/16/2019

MCHS collaborated with the Center for the Visual Arts as the CVA invited artists to respond to various artifacts. The result is on display now at the CVA through November 9.


Posted: 10/15/2019

THE WAUSAU STORY Revisited Exhibit Now Showing at the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art. Presented by the Marathon County Historical Society.

What? No crackly bag?

Posted: 08/28/2019

A favorite snack in 1938 was the potato chip. It was new! It satisfied the urge to crunch something, and it was tasty, too! The Red Dot company helped develop the perfect chip potato.

A nice place to stay overnight

Posted: 08/01/2019

The elegant Hotel Wausau, built in 1925, was a boon to the local area for several decades.

Brewing is Superfine in Marathon County

Posted: 06/28/2019

A donation of six bottles from Marathon City Brewery helps tell the story of beer brewing in central Wisconsin. 

We don't know much about Ellerman Dairy

Posted: 06/18/2019

Ellerman Dairy operated near Athens during the 1950s. Do you have any stories?

MCHS participates in the Blue Star Museum program

Posted: 06/13/2019

The Marathon County Historical is proud to participate in the Blue Star program that provides free admission to museums across the country to active military families.

It all began with a button

Posted: 06/12/2019

Curators found a button in our artifact collection, and wondered what its story was.

Here's a simple tool for intergenerational storytelling

Posted: 06/05/2019

MCHS has created a simple tool that children can use to interview grandparents. Download our PDF and get started sharing stories!

1892 Courthouse lights return

Posted: 12/06/2018

A special donation returned antique light fixtures to Wausau.