Wausau's Ginseng King

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.

On Hiatus

Both versions of our Vintage Game Nights are on hiatus, beginning with the cancellation of this week’s Game Night for all ages and including the 21+ version that would have been held at Limerick’s on September 6.

Watch our website and Facebook page for information about when we will resume Vintage Game Nights!

Fair Booth and Historic Picture Judging

The results of and information about the historic picture judging at our booth this year at the Wisconsin Valley Fair.

Volunteer Spotlight: Ray Wery

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.

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