Crowds enjoy Houses in Bloom

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Thanks to the floral designers who made our homes harbingers of spring last week during our second annual Houses in Bloom! And thanks to everyone who turned out to see the gorgeous flowers! We enjoyed seeing extra visitors all week, and the weekend was so packed we added a few tours on the half-hour to accommodate everyone. 

If you want a recap, visit our Instagram page here or our Facebook page here 

We are grateful to these participating sponsors: Evolutions in Design, Floral Magic, Blossoms & Bows, Trig's Floral, Inspired by Nature, and County Market Floral.

The Yawkey House Museum, built in 1901 by lumber baron Cyrus Yawkey, was then the most expensive house in Wausau! It is beautifully restored to capture the 1908 remodeling designed by architect George Maher exclusively for the Yawkey family, and offers a glimpse into the refined lifestyle of Wausau’s early “rich and famous.” Tours leave on the hour beginning at 9 am Tuesday through Friday, or 1 pm Saturday and Sunday, with the last tour at 3 pm all days. Tour tickets cost $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, $5 for youths, or free for members and children younger than 6, the usual cost for Yawkey House tours year-round.

The Woodson History Center houses our exhibit halls, where visitors can explore “Pieces of the Past: Quilts Tell a Story”, on view through August 2017, and “Our Stories: The History of Marathon County.” These exhibits, plus smaller displays throughout the Woodson History Center, are open to the public for free during any of our regular business hours. 

 For more information, please call us at 715-842-5750.