Downtown Open House is an event that's happening all across Wisconsin. Wausau is part of it, and the Marathon County Historical Society is doing its part to encourage people to explore the history of their communities on this family-friendly day!
Enjoy a historical walk through Barker-Stewart Island Park in downtown Wausau, as costumed re-enactors tell stories from the mid-1800s lumber mill that once churned out 40 million feet of lumber annually. It's conveniently the same day as Open Streets Wausau.
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.
The Marathon County Historical Society Research Library is now open the first Sunday of the month from 1:00-4:00 pm.
One of our trained librarians will be available to assist you with your research needs. You will also have free use of Ancestry.com while you are here.
For a list of upcoming genealogy and research classes and events, please visit our Calendar of Events.
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From Pond to Splash Pad
June 10, 2016
Football-Watching Tips from Employers' Mutual
June 03, 2016
Safety Education from Employers' Mutual
May 25, 2016
Unique Take on Fire Prevention from 1953
May 25, 2016
The Neillsville Trolley (and other photographic feats of James Colby)
May 22, 2014
Historic Tavern Tour
BECOME A MEMBER
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.
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.
Click Here to fill out our online contact form or call (715) 842-5750.
SEARCH OUR ONLINE DATABASE
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.
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.
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.