What's New

What's New

A Special Opportunity: Artist & Musician Michael Cepress

Posted: 11/08/2017

So much fun and such a great crowd at this program by artist, curator and musician Michael Cepress on November 18 at the Woodson History Center! Check our gift shop for more of his hand-dyed fiber art!

(Photo credit: Curtis Bryant.  2017, New York, New York)

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

Posted: 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!

History Speaks In Marathon: The Ice Ages in Wisconsin

Posted: 08/29/2017

The Marathon Village Hall hosted a full crowd on Wednesday, October 20, when Keith Montgomery gave his presentation on Ice Ages in Wisconsin. It was the first of our new History Speaks in (Your Town) series.


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

Posted: 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!




Rural Electrification exhibit is open through November 2019

Posted: 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.

Special events planned for next year!

Posted: 09/07/2017

Do you have a 2018 calendar yet? Mark these special dates for upcoming history fun!

Full house for Kids History Day

Posted: 06/15/2017

We had a capacity enrollment for Kids History Day this year!

On the radio: Wisconsin Life

Posted: 04/05/2017

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


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

Posted: 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.

We are now included in the WI 101 online museum!

Posted: 11/30/2016

Archivist Ben Clark compiled the history of the Employers Mutual Audiometer, and the “exhibit” is now live at the Wisconsin 101 website.