The Marathon County Historical Society presents “I Remember When …”
What a great turnout for our first “I Remember When” meeting on May 10, 2018. We hosted 18 people interested in writing down their memories. Some of them have already begun and hoped for some encouragement to keep going. Others have little or no writing experience, but have a desire to preserve their stories to share (or not) with interested family members and friends.
The Marathon County Historical Society’s “I Remember When” Club is meant to encourage people to write their stories and consider sharing them with their children, grandchildren, friends and neighbors. It is not intended to be a writing critique group, so much as people encouraging each other to remember and honor their own stories.
Meetings will be monthly on the second Thursday mornings at 10:30 am, at the Woodson History Center. There is no charge for participating, no registration required, and people may join at any time. Attendees are asked to park in the small parking lot next to the museum or on Fulton Street, if possible, to leave the church parking lot open for the business of First United Methodist Church.
Our related exhibit, Our Stories: The History of Marathon County, shows the importance of the everyday lives of ordinary people who lived, worked and played in our area. Everyone’s story contributes to the vibrancy of the community.
Whether you are an older person who wants to preserve memories for posterity, or you are a younger person who wants to collect those stories from a loved one, this club is for you!
For more information, call Sandy at the Historical Society, 715-842-5750.