What's New

What's New

Here's a simple tool for intergenerational storytelling

Posted: 06/05/2019

MCHS has created a simple tool that children can use to interview grandparents. Download our PDF and get started sharing stories!


Posted: 10/15/2019

THE WAUSAU STORY Revisited Exhibit, dates extended through March 2020, at the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art. Presented by the Marathon County Historical Society.

What? No crackly bag?

Posted: 08/28/2019

A favorite snack in 1938 was the potato chip. It was new! It satisfied the urge to crunch something, and it was tasty, too! The Red Dot company helped develop the perfect chip potato.

A nice place to stay overnight

Posted: 08/01/2019

The elegant Hotel Wausau, built in 1925, was a boon to the local area for several decades.

Brewing is Superfine in Marathon County

Posted: 06/28/2019

A donation of six bottles from Marathon City Brewery helps tell the story of beer brewing in central Wisconsin. 

We don't know much about Ellerman Dairy

Posted: 06/18/2019

Ellerman Dairy operated near Athens during the 1950s. Do you have any stories?

It all began with a button

Posted: 06/12/2019

Curators found a button in our artifact collection, and wondered what its story was.

1892 Courthouse lights return

Posted: 12/06/2018

A special donation returned antique light fixtures to Wausau.

WI 101: Check out this coat!

Posted: 11/21/2018

Another of our objects is featured in the Wisconsin 101 online museum!

Researching Your Roots?

Posted: 10/03/2016

Ancestory.comThe 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.