History Speaks: Wausau Grows Up: Industry, Culture & Change, 1890s-1920s

The Marathon County Historical Society will present “Wausau Grows Up: Industry, Culture and Change, 1890s to 1920s,” another topic in its History Speaks series, at 2 pm Saturday, October 14, 2017, at the Woodson History Center, 410 McIndoe St., Wausau. Research Librarian Gary Gisselman will discuss how Wausau became a thriving city as the pinery diminished.


Gary will look at the development of Wausau during the decades surrounding the beginning of the twentieth century, as the logging boom ended. The talk will cover the impact of the Wausau Group, the beginning of industry, and the growth of women's groups, clubs, churches and theaters.


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.