• Marathon County Historical Society

    • Non-Profits
    • Accepts Chamber Gift Certificates
    • Arts/Culture
    • Education
    • Event Venue
    • Individual Memberships
    • Specialty Shops/Products
    410 McIndoe St
    Wausau, WI 54403
    (715) 842-5750
    (715) 848-0576 (fax)
    9 am to 4:30 pm Tuesday through Friday, 1 pm to 4:30 pm Saturday-Sunday
    • About

      The mission of the Marathon County Historical Society is 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 exhibit spaces show some of the varied stories of people who lived, worked and played in Marathon County. We offer guided tours of the fully restored Yawkey House Museum, built in 1904 for wealthy lumberman Cyrus Yawkey and his family. Our research library is open to the public for genealogical and local history research. Educational programming and lecture series both in-house and off-site offer opportunities for lifelong learning. Several of our historic spaces are available for rental for weddings, club meetings, family or business gatherings.

    • Member Events

      Wednesday Sep 12, 2018 - Sunday Sep 30, 2018
      Costumed storyteller and faculty concert gala to celebrate the 100th birthday of Wausau philanthropist Caroline Mark. ...read more
      Saturday Sep 22, 2018
      How can Tibet withstand the political pressure from China? Rick Lohr presents this History Speaks talk. ...read more
      Saturday Oct 6, 2018
      75 Years worth of photos by Vernon Biever and sons John Biever and Jim Biever, who photographed Green Bay Packers and football in general. ...read more
    • Whom to Contact

      • Sandy Block
        Outreach and Program Coordinator
        Phone: (715) 842-5750
      • Anna Chilsen-Straub
        Curator of Education
        Phone: (715) 842-5750
      • Mary Forer
        Executive Director
        Phone: (715) 842-5750
      • Gary Gisselman
        Phone: (715) 842-5750 Ext 303
      • Sara Goetsch
        Curator of Events
        Phone: (715) 842-5750
      • Janet Klutterman
        Administrative Rental Coordinator
        Phone: (715) 842-5750
    • Directions

      On McIndoe Street, between Fourth and Fifth streets, in Wausau. Street parking is available on Fourth Street, Fulton Street, or in the adjacent parking lot.

    • Upcoming Chamber Events