The Marathon Village Hall hosted a full crowd on Wednesday, October 20, when Keith Montgomery gave his presentation on Ice Ages in Wisconsin. It was the first of our new History Speaks in (Your Town) series.
Our quilt exhibit is now closed, However, we have created a PowerPoint slide program with photos of the quilts and their makers, and would be happy to schedule a presentation for your group!
We invite everyone to visit our newest exhibit to see how electricity moved into rural areas of Marathon County in the 1930s and '40s, and how life changed when it did.
Do you have a 2018 calendar yet? Mark these special dates for upcoming history fun!
We had a capacity enrollment for Kids History Day this year!
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.
Curators Linda Forbess and Kathy Volkmann have been busy lining up speakers for the 2017 History Speaks series. Here's the full list for the year:
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.