A childhood collection of books from the 1930s and '40s recently was donated to the Historical Society. What were you reading as a child?
A special donation returned antique light fixtures to Wausau.
Another of our objects is featured in the Wisconsin 101 online museum!
Our popular History Speaks series continues into 2019, with topics that range from downtown Wausau's side streets to local music makers, from therapeutic gardens to victory celebrations after World War II, from women leaders to Puerto Rico, and many others. Mark your calendars today for your favorite topics!
See how Marathon County's rural areas became thriving dairy farms in our newest exhibit, Milking Time: Evolution of the Dairy Industry in Marathon County.
It’s your turn to plan a special gathering of friends, club members or family. What to do? Consider a unique evening (or other special time) at the Yawkey House Museum!
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 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!
If you listen to Wisconsin Public Radio, you might have heard Ben Clark in late March of 2017. 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.