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Events: History Chats

Wausau River District

History Chats: Wausau Stories

Adults Join the Marathon County Historical Society for a series of virtual programs in January about the City of Wausau to mark its 150 years as a city!

  • Attend Thu., 1/27/22, 12:3012:45 p.m. @ Online (See event details.)

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1/21/22: The Logos of Wausau | History Chats
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Join us for this mid-day break to chat about some interesting Marathon County History. Today Ben Clark looks at the various logos, emblems, and seals used by the City of Wausau over the years.

1/14/22: The City Halls of Wausau | History Chats
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Join us for this mid-day break to chat about some interesting Marathon County History. Today Gary Gisselman takes us through the stories of the various City Halls of Wausau over the years. https://mcpl.us/

1/7/22: The Big Bull Falls | History Chats
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Join us for this mid-day break to chat about some interesting Marathon County History. Today Ben Clark looks at the history of "Big Bull Falls" as the name used for Wausau in it's earliest years, the notable location on the Wisconsin River, and more!

12/30/21: Looking Ahead to 2022 | History Chats
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Join us for this mid-day break to chat about some interesting Marathon County History. To wrap up History Chats for this year, we talk with Sheryl Del Conte (our Curator of Events) about what you can expect in 2022 with the Marathon County Historical Society.

12/24/21: History Chats | Before the Historical Society
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Join us for this mid-day break to chat about some interesting Marathon County History. For our History Chats this December, we are looking at some of the ways Marathon County has engaged with our history. Today Ben Clark takes us a look at the ways the people of Marathon County have documented and celebrated our history, specifically before the start of the Marathon County Historical Society. If you want to explore some of the sources Ben talks about in this one, many of them have been digitized at the State of Wisconsin collection at the UW Library: https://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/WI/WI-idx?type=browse&scope=WI.MarathonLocHist

12/17/21: History Chats | the Early Years of the History Museum
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Join us for this mid-day break to chat about some interesting Marathon County History. For our History Chats this December, we are looking at some of the ways Marathon County has engaged with our history. Today Erick Konop takes us back to the "good old days" of the early years of the Marathon County Historical Society, when the challenge to engage the public with their own history, combined with a lack of a collection to display, often led to exhibitions of borrowed objects and papier-mâché stand-ins. This is part of our weekly History Chats series, and is presented in cooperation with the Marathon County Public Library.

12/10/21: History Chats | the Story of LogJam!
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Join us for this mid-day break to chat about some interesting Marathon County History. For our History Chats this December, we are looking at some of the ways Marathon County has engaged with our history. Specifically, today Martina Kostreva tells us the story of how LogJam. This is part of our weekly History Chats series, and is presented in cooperation with the Marathon County Public Library.

12/3/21: History Chats | Historical Walking Tours
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Join us for this mid-day break to chat about some interesting Marathon County History. We start our December Chats with a look at some of the ways Marathon County has engaged with our history. Today, Gary Gisselman is looking at the history of historical walking tours! This is part of our weekly History Chats series, and is presented in cooperation with the Marathon County Public Library.

11/27/21: Dave's Favorite (Yawkey House) Thing
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The staff of the Marathon County Historical Society have been picking out some of our favorite things over at the Yawkey House Museum. And while there's not many raindrops on roses or whiskers on kittens, the Yawkey House does not lack for interesting things. In this video, Dave Wedmeyer tells us why the "Meiji Era" woodblock prints from Japan are his favorite things at the Yawkey House Museum. If you want to know more about our wonderful Yawkey House Museum, including more information about how to take a tour, see our website: www.marathoncountyhistory.org/facilities/yawkey-house-museum

11/24/21: Gary's Favorite (Yawkey House) Thing
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The staff of the Marathon County Historical Society have been picking out some of our favorite things over at the Yawkey House Museum. And while there's not many raindrops on roses or whiskers on kittens, the Yawkey House does not lack for interesting things. Gary Gisselman tells us about his favorite thing in the Yawkey House Museum. Since the buffet added in the 1908 renovation of the house is more a part of the house than a thing in it, this might technically be cheating. But he makes a good case for it, so we'll let you be the judge. If you want to know more about our wonderful Yawkey House Museum, including more information about how to take a tour, see our website: www.marathoncountyhistory.org/facilities/yawkey-house-museum