Tour The Historic Yawkey House Museum
Visit Our Exhibits And Research Library At The Woodson History Center
THE WAUSAU STORY Revisited Exhibit Now Showing at the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art. Presented by the Marathon County Historical Society.
Our Core Exhibit: Our Stories - The History of Marathon County
Our Current Exhibit: Milking Time The Evolution of the Dairy Industry in Marathon County
Our Current Exhibit: Rural Electrification - Outlet for Change
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Christmas at the Houses

We're pulling out the fondue pot to get ready for holiday entertaining, Mid-Century style! Join us on Saturday, Dec. 7, for Christmas at the Houses.

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Columbus and the new world

The world as people knew it changed dramatically after Columbus stumbled upon the Americas. Keith Montgomery talks about this and the beginnings of the Scientific Revolution on Dec. 16 in Stratford.

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EXTENDED! Depot art on exhibit at WMOCA

The display has been extended through March 2020, at the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art.

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Remember When Writers practice with family memories

We share our written stories, then have a mini-workshop on writing - getting started and getting better - plus some practice time. 

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Vintage Game Nights return! Two options for fun!

Vintage Game Nights return to our regular schedule! First Thursdays at Limerick's and Fourth Fridays at Woodson History Center.

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Looking Through ... the Window Industry

Windows are a way we look out on the world. Join Ben for a closer look at the local window industry and how it affected the wider world.

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BECOME A MEMBER

A Membership is a great way to show your support for the Marathon County Historical Society and our community. We offer both indiviudal and corporate memberships at a variety of levels. As part of your members, you will also receive many great benefits.

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CONTACT US

Whether you are trying to find your ancestor, want to take a tour, have an item to donate or just walk to talk History, the staff is always eager to listen.

Click Here to fill out our online contact form or call (715) 842-5750.

SEARCH OUR ONLINE DATABASE

Our online database contains over 100,000 Marathon County records including city directory listings, plat map listings and military records. We have also added several photos and biographies of the people of Marathon County.

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Our Mission

To collect, preserve, and exhibit materials related to the history of Marathon County, and to use those materials
to help people learn about North Central Wisconsin, connect with their roots, and explore their own historical connections.

Our Purpose

The Marathon County Historical Society provides opportunities for people to “connect” with the past and discover something about their own history and where they live. We help people learn about their own connection with the community as well as its historic roots, and how the past played a role in who they are today. We accomplish this through education, preservation, research, experiences, and entertainment.

 

What We Offer

  • Research Library
  • Exhibits/Displays
  • Presentations & Workshops
  • Educational Events
  • Historic Tours
  • Members Only Events
  • Genealogy Services & Resources
  • Room & Garden Rentals