Full list of History Speaks topics for 2017

The History Speaks series offers presentations on a wide-ranging list of topics every year. Most are offered at the Woodson History Center and begin at 2 pm on the given date. However, a few are noted with different times and locations, so watch for those details!

Admission is free to all History Speaks presentations, but we welcome donations! No need to register in advance; just drop in. We hope to see you at many of these talks.

If your group is interested in hearing a reprise of one of our History Speaks presentations, call Sandy Block at 715-842-5750 or email sblock@marathoncountyhistory.org to make the arrangements.

Here are the topics for 2017 History Speaks:

January 9, 2017: 6 pm. *On the Road. Polio: Scourge of the 1950s & Beyond, Rick Lohr, at Joseph Dessert Library, 123 Main Street, Mosinee

January 14, 2017: Vintage Toy Sewing Machines and Their History, Mary Wilke

January 29, 2017: They Came from Norway: Searching for Your Norwegian Roots, Gary Gisselman

February 19, 2017: Civil War Quilt History, Pat Gaska

March 5, 2017: Seven Things You Never Knew Happened During the Civil War, Prof. Brett Barker

March 26, 2017: Cranes and Cultures: China, Vietnam and Bhutan, Rick Lohr

April 22, 2017: The Fromms: Ginseng and Fox Farming, Ben Clark

April 30, 2017: Rural Electrification in Central Wisconsin, Gary Gisselman

May 7, 2017: Preserving Your Family Papers, Photos and Textiles, Linda Forbess & Kathy Volkmann

June 4, 2017: Forward: Progressive Era Women Reformers, Paul Clark

June 25, 2017, at I.S. Horgen Farm Museum in Marathon Park: Guided Tour of the Farm Museum, Randy Block

August 12, 2017: An Introduction to the History and Usage of Ginseng, Will Hsu

August 27, 2017: Wausau Grows Up: Industry, Culture and Change, 1890s to 1920s, Gary Gisselman

September 23, 2017: Native American Tools and Weapons, Doug Miller

October 21, 2017: History of Forensic Imaging & Photography, Bob Sanders

November 4, 2017: Genealogy 102: Family History Resources in Marathon County, Gary Gisselman and panel of experts