• 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.

    • News

      Release Date: November 06, 2018

      Member Events

      Saturday Dec 1, 2018
      Festive holiday decorations at both historic houses in Wausau at Marathon County Historical Society. ...read more
      Monday Dec 3, 2018
      Jim Harris tells stories from his Hmong Museum in Wausau ...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.

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