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 firstname.lastname@example.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