A century ago, the Prohibition laws affected more than just alcohol sales. It was a time of change for the role of women in the home, in society, and in the workplace. Learn more at History Speaks on October 5.
The Hmong have become a significant population in Marathon County. Their journey here began in the mountains of Laos, and came through refugee camps in Thailand. How did they make the transition to American culture in our community? Rick Lohr will speak on Oct. 7 in Marathon.
Our popular History Speaks series continues, with topics that range from victory celebrations after World War II and women leaders to Puerto Rico, and many others. Mark your calendars today for your favorite topics!
1920: The Year the Marathon County Fair was Canceled
February 14, 2018
W.A. Edward's Remedy Wagon
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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.
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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.