Mark these special dates for history fun in 2018!
If you listen to Wisconsin Public Radio, you might have heard Ben Clark in late March. WPR used part of Ben’s interview during their Wisconsin Life segment. He told about Employers Mutual Insurance and the role that company played in workplace safety, including the use of an audiometer to test hearing in places where workers were exposed to loud noise.
Listen again here
A silver fox fur produced in the 1930s by the Fromm brothers of Hamburg in western Marathon County is now included in Wisconsin 101, the online museum of state history.
Archivist Ben Clark compiled the history of the Employers Mutual Audiometer, and the “exhibit” is now live at the Wisconsin 101 website.
Peter Weinschenk at the Record Review attended Rick Lohr's "History Speaks - On the Road - Cuba and Change" talk in Edgar in October, and wrote this interesting piece.
Our first coloring book, "Coloring Time: Scenes from Marathon County," has just arrived from the printer.
The coloring book is a unique collection of black and white drawings by fifteen local artists featuring various scenes throughout Marathon County.
Visit our online gift shop to buy your copy today.
The Marathon County Historical Society Research Library is now open the first Sunday of the month from 1:00-3:30 pm.
One of our trained librarians will be available to assist you with your research needs. You will also have free use of Ancestry.com while you are here.
For a list of upcoming genealogy and research classes and events, please visit our Calendar of Events.