Marathon County Historical Society

Marathon County Historical Society


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About Us

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.


Release Date: May 07, 2019

Rep/Contact Info

Sandy Block
Outreach and Program Coordinator
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