• 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

      Member Events

      Sunday Jan 27, 2019
      Gary Gisselman will look at notable sites in local history when he explores side streets of downtown Wausau. ...read more
      Monday Feb 11, 2019
      DuWayne Zamzow will talk about the Pomeranian German immigration to Marathon County Wisconsin, and the current Pommerscher Verein cultural organization. ...read more
      Thursday Feb 14, 2019
      elegant afternoon tea with a Roaring '20s flair. ...read more
      Saturday Feb 16, 2019
      Afternoon tea party for adults and their favorite children. ...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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