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. 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. more
    Thursday Feb 14, 2019
    elegant afternoon tea with a Roaring '20s flair. more
    Saturday Feb 16, 2019
    Afternoon tea party for adults and their favorite children. 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.