• History Speaks at the Woodson History Center: Forward: Progressive Era Women Reformers

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    December 21, 2017
    History Speaks at the Woodson History Center: Forward: Progressive Era Women Reformers
    What changed for women a century ago? And how did those reforms lead to women speaking out today? Paul Clark will address this topic when the Marathon County Historical Society presents “Forward: Progressive Era Women Reformers,” another topic in our History Speaks series, at 2 pm Saturday, January 27, 2018, at the Woodson History Center, 410 McIndoe St., Wausau.
    Women reformers in the early 1900s worked to make their voices heard in ways that previously had not been allowed to them. Through their efforts, women gained the right to vote. Women led the Temperance movement, organized Settlement houses, and advocated for children’s safety. Their efforts have had a profound effect on contemporary life.
    Paul Clark teaches history at Wausau East High School.
    This presentation has been re-scheduled from our 2017 History Speaks lineup.
    There is no admission fee; however, donations are appreciated. Registration is not required.
    The Historical Society is grateful to Janke Book Store and to Compass Properties for their sponsorship of the History
    Speaks series.
    Visitors might also enjoy a guided tour of the Yawkey House Museum, or visiting our free exhibit spaces. Rural Electrification: Outlet for Change depicts life before and after electricity made its slow way into rural areas of Marathon County in the 1930s and ‘40s. Our Stories: The History of Marathon County features reminiscences of how people arrived in this area, and how they worked and played in days gone by.
    For more information, please call the Marathon County Historical Society at 715-842-5750. 
    Sandy Block, Program Director
    sblock@marathoncountyhistory.org, (715) 842-5750