Yesterday is gone, and maybe some of those memories are fading, too. Your stories are important - to you, to your family, and to your community! Our new opportunity will help preserve some of those memories!
Jim Harris has heard lots of stories from people who have toured his exhibit of the Hmong and Lao experience. In this installment of History Speaks in Your Town, he will show artifacts and talk about those moving stories.
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!
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
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
February 04, 2018
The Socialist Chef of Wausau
December 06, 2017
The Opera House Fire of 1892
November 10, 2017
'The March King' Visits Wausau
August 11, 2017
Darrell Holubetz and the Brokaw Ski Jump
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.