During his youth in the early 1880s, John H. Koehler remembered being enamored with the ginseng plants he encountered in the shaded forest near his family farm in Hamburg Township. Although it would take a few years before he returned to the crop, Koehler would become a major figure in the development of the industry.
Yawkey House Pen and Ink Drawing by George Lane
Signed and Numbered
The Yawkey House was the home of Cyrus and Alice Yawkey. Built in 1901 it showcases Classical Revival architecture.
Did you know that Wisconsin's dairy business has 10 times the economic impact that Idaho's potatoes have? Learn more when Patrick Geoghegan from the Milk Marketing Board speaks on October 20.
Scott Walter of the DNR will talk about Wolves in Wisconsin in our first fall 2018 History Speaks in (Your Town).
Vintage Game Nights resume! All ages on the fourth Fridays, and 21-plus on first Thursdays! Come join in the old-fashioned fun!
The results of and information about the historic picture judging at our booth this year at the Wisconsin Valley Fair.
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!
During his time volunteering with our image digitization program, Ray Wery scanned and preserved hundreds of historic images of Marathon County. This panoramic photo of a 1912 baseball game was one of his favorites.
See how Marathon County's rural areas became thriving dairy farms in our newest exhibit, Milking Time: Evolution of the Dairy Industry in Marathon County.
NEW! After Hours Tour
Personal Guided Tours of the Yawkey House Museum
It’s your turn to plan a special gathering of friends, co-workers, club members or family. What to do? Reserve your personal After Hours Tour and let us take care of the rest.