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Visit Our Exhibits And Research Library At The Woodson History Center
Our Core Exhibit: Our Stories - The History of Marathon County
Our Current Exhibit: Rural Electrification - Outlet for Change
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Intergenerational Fun with Vintage Board Games

Everyone is welcome to our Vintage Board Game Nights at the Woodson History Center. Fourth Friday evenings in 2018.

Houses in Bloom runs March 6-11

Spring is just around the corner!

China's Quest for Global Power

Prof. Emeritus Harlan Grinde will discuss China's presence on the global stage in a presentation at Spencer High School.

Vintage Games 21+ Nights

Don't forget our 21-and-older version of Vintage Game Night, first Thursdays at Limerick's Public House!

History Speaks: Advances in the Treatment of Heart Disease Since 1970

Medical science has made great strides in the last half century. Dr. Rick Engelmeier will discuss heart disease research and treatment in this installment of History Speaks.

History Speaks: John James Audubon and "The Birds of America"

How did the "bird man" change the way we view birds? Listen as Prof Brett Barker, an avid bird-watcher, explores the life of John James Audubon.

Houses in Bloom 2018

Post date: 01/16/2018

Less than a month until the 2018 version of Houses in Bloom opens!  

Annual Victorian Valentine Tea

Post date: 12/19/2017

Our comfortably full house of ladies thoroughly enjoyed our annual Valentine gala on February 8! 

Rural Electrification exhibit is open through November 2019

Post date: 05/09/2017

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.

2018 topics for History Speaks at the Woodson History Center

Post date: 11/29/2017

Our topics for 2018 range from milk to medicine, from the Packers to ancient rock art, and lots more. Here's our full list. Mark your calendar now and plan to attend as many as you can!

Christmas at the Houses

Post date: 11/07/2017

We had a great time on Saturday, December 2, at our Christmas at the Houses event! 

"Pieces of the Past: Quilts Tell a Story" exhibit closed but we have created a slide program

Post date: 10/02/2016

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!

 

 


 

Voices from the Past tour was a great success! Thank you!

Post date: 08/30/2017

What a great weekend for our biennial cemetery tour! Nearly 400 people visited for "Voices From the Past: A Discovery Walk Through Pine Grove Cemetery" on Sunday, Sept. 24. We appreciate all who made this year's tour a success!

Special events planned!

Post date: 09/07/2017

Mark these special dates for history fun in 2018!

On the radio: Wisconsin Life

Post date: 04/05/2017

If you listen to Wisconsin Public Radio, you mi

Fromm fox fur coat added to Wisconsin 101 online ‘museum’

Post date: 01/18/2017

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.

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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.

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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