Our exhibit on dairy farming is now open!
The Marathon County Historical Society is participating in the Blue Star Museum program again this summer.
Did you miss Houses in Bloom? You can tour the Yawkey House Museum all year to see the beautifully restored home of Cyrus and Alice Yawkey and their beloved daughter, Leigh.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
Archivist Ben Clark compiled the history of the Employers Mutual Audiometer, and the “exhibit” is now live at the Wisconsin 101 website.