A century ago, the Prohibition laws affected more than just alcohol sales. It was a time of change for the role of women in the home, in society, and in the workplace. Learn more at History Speaks on October 5.
Our popular History Speaks series continues, with topics that range from victory celebrations after World War II and women leaders to Puerto Rico, and many others. Mark your calendars today for your favorite topics!
The Marathon County Historical Society Research Library is now open the first Sunday of the month from 1:00-3:30 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.
OUR RECENT POSTS
June 07, 2019
The Ladies Saxophone Band
March 28, 2019
An April Fool's Joke Causes a Commotion
January 10, 2019
Two Public Gatherings on Third Street
December 06, 2018
September 14, 2018
Wausau's Ginseng King
August 16, 2018
Fair Booth and Historic Picture Judging
June 20, 2018
Volunteer Spotlight: Ray Wery
May 23, 2018
Working for Wausau
May 01, 2018
1920: The Year the Marathon County Fair was Canceled
February 14, 2018
W.A. Edward's Remedy Wagon
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.