Marathon County Historical Society Celebrates Preservation Month with Weekend of Events

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) – May is Conservation Month in Wisconsin.

To mark the month, the Marathon County Historical Society is hosting several events to help people relive the past.

Jane Janke and Kathy Volkmann with the Historical Society stopped by NewsChannel 7 to 4 to share what they have planned for the celebration.

On Saturday, the Marathon County Historical Society will host an event called ‘House full of history.’ The event will take place on Saturday, May 14 at the Woodson Historical Center from 1 to 4 p.m. The event will offer the public the chance to experience some of the artifacts normally kept behind closed doors.

All ages are welcome at the event.

Also on Saturday, Author Janet Newman will visit the Woodson Historical Center to discuss his new book, Letters from Clara: the travels of an intrepid woman on the eve of war, 1936-1939.

Newman will be at the Woodson Historical Center from 2-3:30 p.m.

Copies of his book will be available for purchase and signing.

Finally, on Sunday, a walking tour called “Tales Between Two Depots” will take attendees past seven of Wausau’s most historic buildings.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at any stop.

Tour locations include:

  • Hiawatha Train Depot (now Timekeepers), 720 Grant Street
  • Hiawatha Restaurant and Lounge, 731 Grant St.
  • Unitarian Universalist Church, 504 Grant Street
  • Stewart Inn, 521 Grant Street
  • Wausau Club (now Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art), 309 McClellan Street
  • Landmark Hotel Tower New Apartments (now Landmark Apartments and Shops), 221 Scott Street
  • Wausau Railroad Depot (formerly Billy Moy’s Restaurant and Bates Legal Services), 209 Washington Street

Participants can stop at the different locations in any order between noon and 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Click here to learn more about any of these events or other upcoming events hosted by the Marathon County Historical Society.

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