Capturing the Packers in Photos

History Speaks at the Woodson History Center: Capturing the Packers: 75 Years of Biever Family Photography


Ready for some football (history)? Join us at the Marathon County Historical Society for “Capturing the Packers: 75 Years of Biever Family Photography,” another topic in our History Speaks series, at 2 pm, Saturday, October 6, 2018, at the Woodson History Center, 410 McIndoe St., Wausau. Speaker Matt Foss will highlight the work of Vernon Biever and his two sons, John and Jim, covering 75 years of Packers history.


Vernon Biever was the Packers’ team photographer for more than six decades, from 1946 to 2007. His career captured eras from Curly Lambeau to Vince Lombardi to Brett Favre. Sons John and Jim Biever followed in their father’s footsteps into photographing football and the Packers.


Matt Foss is the assistant director at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau. He spent years working with the Biever family and curated the exhibition “Capturing the Packers: 75 Years of Biever Family Photography” for Art Start in Rhinelander and “The Man Behind the Camera: The Life and Work of Vernon Biever” at the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame.


There is no admission fee; however, donations are appreciated.  Registration is not required.


The Historical Society is grateful to Janke Book Store and to Compass Properties for their sponsorship of the History Speaks series.


Visitors might also enjoy a guided tour of the Yawkey House Museum, or visiting our free exhibit spaces. Milking Time: Evolution of the Dairy Industry in Marathon County, shows the hard work that went into creating fields after forests were logged off, and the progress made in breeding, testing, medicine and education that enabled dairying to develop into a viable business option. Rural Electrification: Outlet for Change depicts life before and after electricity made its slow way into rural areas of Marathon County in the 1930s and ‘40s. Our Stories: The History of Marathon County features reminiscences of how people arrived in this area, and how they worked and played in days gone by.


For more information, please call the Marathon County Historical Society at 715-842-5750.