What's New

What's New

What? No crackly bag?

Posted: 08/28/2019

A favorite snack in 1938 was the potato chip. It was new! It satisfied the urge to crunch something, and it was tasty, too! The Red Dot company helped develop the perfect chip potato.

A nice place to stay overnight

Posted: 08/01/2019

The elegant Hotel Wausau, built in 1925, was a boon to the local area for several decades.

Brewing is Superfine in Marathon County

Posted: 06/28/2019

A donation of six bottles from Marathon City Brewery helps tell the story of beer brewing in central Wisconsin. 

We don't know much about Ellerman Dairy

Posted: 06/18/2019

Ellerman Dairy operated near Athens during the 1950s. Do you have any stories?

MCHS participates in the Blue Star Museum program

Posted: 06/13/2019

The Marathon County Historical is proud to participate in the Blue Star program that provides free admission to museums across the country to active military families.

It all began with a button

Posted: 06/12/2019

Curators found a button in our artifact collection, and wondered what its story was.

Here's a simple tool for intergenerational storytelling

Posted: 06/05/2019

MCHS has created a simple tool that children can use to interview grandparents. Download our PDF and get started sharing stories!

1892 Courthouse lights return

Posted: 12/06/2018

A special donation returned antique light fixtures to Wausau.

WI 101: Check out this coat!

Posted: 11/21/2018

Another of our objects is featured in the Wisconsin 101 online museum!

After Hours tours now available

Posted: 06/26/2018

It’s your turn to plan a special gathering of friends, club members or family. What to do? Consider a unique evening (or other special time) at the Yawkey House Museum!