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Wisconsin History Tour: Wausau
Marathon County Historical Society.

Marathon County Historical Society

Location Information
Dates:Jun 2-29, 2014
Location:Marathon County Historical Society
410 McIndoe Street, Wausau, WI map

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A Toast to Our Hosts

Much appreciation to our hosts and partners at the Marathon County Historical Society.

Directors of the Wisconsin Historical Society and Marathon County Historical Society.

Ellsworth Brown of the Wisconsin Historical Society presents a certificate of appreciation to Gary Gisselman of the Marathon County Historical Society.

The Marathon County Historical Society holds the distinction of being the inaugural stop on the Wisconsin History Tour, bringing the Tour exhibit and events to the beautiful Woodson History Center in Wausau for the month of June 2014.

We met many fine people and hope to stay in touch. Thank you, Wausau and Marathon County Historical Society! We enjoyed our month in Wausau!

Marathon County Historical Society

410 McIndoe Street, Wausau, WI

marathoncountyhistory.com

Incorporated in 1952, and an affiliate of the Wisconsin Historical Society since 1965, the Marathon County Historical Society ranks among the largest and most active local historical societies in the state. Headquartered in Wausau, it holds the distinction of being the first recipient of the Wisconsin Historical Society's highest honor for work in the field of local history, the Reuben Gold Thwaites Trophy, in 1958. It won the trophy for a second time in 1989.

The mission of the Marathon County Historical Society is to collect, preserve and exhibit materials relating to the history of Marathon County. The museum library collects and catalogs printed materials and documents to aid the public in historical and genealogical research. Members of the museum staff initiate and carry out general research projects, site identifications and educational programs for presentation to schools and area groups.

In 1954, Leigh Yawkey Woodson and her daughters donated the home of her late parents, lumberman Cyrus C. Yawkey and Alice Richardson Yawkey, to the Historical Society. In 1974, the house was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. A 3 million dollar restoration of the Yawkey estate, focusing on the house, carriage house and formal gardens, was completed in 2008.

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Events

Please note: these events have passed.

+Tuesday, June 17

Noon
 
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Maximize Your Historic Return on Investment: Wausau Presentation

Learn how to reduce restoration costs by applying for state and federal income tax credits and other resources.

Location: Marathon County Historical Society

Address: 410 McIndoe St, Wausau, WI


1:30 pm
 
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"Wisconsin's Own: Twenty Remarkable Homes" Book Talk in Wausau

Join us for a discussion with architectural historian Jim Draeger.

Location: Marathon County Historical Society

Address: 410 McIndoe St, Wausau, WI


7 pm
 
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"Indian Nations" Book Talk in Wausau

Join us for this book talk with author Patty Loew.

Location: Marathon County Historical Society

Address: 410 McIndoe St, Wausau, WI


+Wednesday, June 18

10 am
 
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Preserving Your Family Photos

Learn techniques necessary for preserving your family photos.

Location: Marathon County Historical Society

Address: 410 McIndoe St, Wausau, WI


Noon
 
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"Wisconsin Lighthouses" Book Talk in Wausau

Bring your lunch and learn about Wisconsin lighthouses.

Location: Marathon County Historical Society

Address: 410 McIndoe St, Wausau, WI


1:30 pm
 
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Researching Your Family and Local History: The Collections and Services of the Society and its Area Research Center Network

Learn about the valuable local and family history collections housed close by.

Location: Marathon County Historical Society

Address: 410 McIndoe St, Wausau, WI


+Thursday, June 19

10 am
 
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Crafting History: How to Make a Mary Nohl Head Sculpture

A craft workshop for ages 6-10.

Location: Marathon County Historical Society

Address: 410 McIndoe St, Wausau, WI


Noon
 
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"On The Hunt" Book Talk in Wausau

Discuss deer hunting in Wisconsin with outdoor author Bob Willging.

Location: Marathon County Historical Society

Address: 410 McIndoe St, Wausau, WI


6-8:30 pm
 
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"My Life with the Green and Gold" Dinner in Wausau

Enjoy dinner followed by a keynote from author and sportscaster Jessie Garcia.

Location: Marathon County Historical Society

Address: 410 McIndoe St, Wausau, WI


+Friday, June 20

10 am
 
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Author Appearance in Wausau: Farm Stories with Jerry Apps

Celebrated rural historian Jerry Apps shares memories of life on the farm.

Location: Marathon County Historical Society

Address: 410 McIndoe St, Wausau, WI


Noon
 
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"For Love and Money" Book Talk in Wausau

Bring a lunch and hear stories of Wisconsin business that have survived the odds for more than 50 years.

Location: Marathon County Historical Society

Address: 410 McIndoe St, Wausau, WI


+Saturday, June 20

10 am
 
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Walking Tour of Historic Wausau

Join the Marathon County Historical Society for a one-hour walking tour of Wausau's Andrew Warren Historic District.

Location: Marathon County Historical Society

Address: 410 McIndoe St, Wausau, WI


Noon - 3 pm
 
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Old World Experience: Wausau

Take part in this free community appreciation and Society member family event!

Location: Yawkey House Museum

Address: 403 McIndoe St, Wausau, WI



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