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Events: History Chats

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MCHS History Chats: Monumental History

Adults Join the Marathon County Historical Society throughout September (or anytime online) for a series of short programs about local historical monuments and markers!

  • Attend Thu., 9/30/21, 12:3012:45 p.m. @ Zoom (Online)

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9/24/21: History Chats | The Mausoleum at Pine Grove
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One of the distinctive structures at Wausau's Pine Grove Cemetery is the public mausoleum. Join guest presenter Kathy Volkmann to learn about the history of this particular structure. This is part of our monthly History Chats series and is presented in cooperation with the Marathon County Public Library. History Chats are supported by the generous sponsorship from Janke Book Store. Thanks also to the support from our members that make this possible. To become a sponsor or member and support the preservation of your local history, visit our website at www.marathoncountyhistory.org.

9/19/21: History Speaks | The Grand Army of the Republic
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Join us for this presentation of the history of the G.A.R., the U.S. Civil War veterans' group that became one of the most influential lobbying groups in American History. Today our program is being presented by Professor Brett Barker from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point. This is part of our monthly History Speaks series and is presented in cooperation with the Marathon County Public Library. History Speaks are supported by the generous sponsorship from Janke Book Store. Thanks also to the support from our members that make this possible. To become a sponsor or member and support the preservation of your local history, visit our website at www.marathoncountyhistory.org.

9/17/21: History Chats | The Hmong-Lao Veterans Memorial
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Join us for a live History Chats program. Today we continue our September theme of looking at some MONUMENTAL History. This week, Ben Clark looks at the Hmong-Lao Veterans Memorial and the stories of how it came to the Marathon Courthouse Grounds. History Chats is supported by the generous sponsorship from Janke Book Store and the Friends of the Wausau Historic Landmark Commission. Thanks also to the support from our members that make this possible. To become a sponsor or member and support the preservation of your local history, visit our website at www.marathoncountyhistory.org.

9/10/21: History Chats | The First World War Memorial
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Join us for a live History Chats program. Today we continue our September theme of looking at some MONUMENTAL History. This week, Gary Gisselman looks at the story of the First World War Memorial on the Marathon County courthouse square. History Chats is supported by the generous sponsorship from Janke Book Store and the Friends of the Wausau Historic Landmark Commission. Thanks also to the support from our members that make this possible. To become a sponsor or member and support the preservation of your local history, visit our website at www.marathoncountyhistory.org.

9/3/21: History Chats | The Cutler Post Statue
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Join us for a live History Chats program. Today we embark on our September theme of looking at some MONUMENTAL History, starting with the monument to the veterans of the U.S. Civil War: the Cutler Post Statue. Presented by Ben Clark, MCHS archivist/historian on September 2nd, 2021. History Chats is supported by the generous sponsorship from Janke Book Store and the Friends of the Wausau Historic Landmark Commission. Thanks also to the support from our members that make this possible. To become a sponsor or member and support the preservation of your local history, visit our website at www.marathoncountyhistory.org.

8/27/21: History Chats | Behind the Scenes with the Parks Exhibit Team
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Join us for a live History Chats program. Today we wrap up our month of parks stories with a discussion on our new park exhibit, Preserved for Generations. Ben Clark, Linda Forbess, and Russ Forbess take us through the process of building an exhibit, from initial ideas to the final touches. History Chats is supported by the generous sponsorship from Janke Book Store and the Friends of the Wausau Historic Landmark Commission. Thanks also to the support from our members that make this possible. To become a sponsor or member and support the preservation of your local history, visit our website at www.marathoncountyhistory.org.

8/20/21: History Chats | 8 Things to Do at Rothschild Park
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Join us for a live History Chats program. This week Ben Clark a look at the history of Rothschild Park and its Pavilion, to figure out the top 8 things you could do there. History Chats is supported by the generous sponsorship from Janke Book Store and the Friends of the Wausau Historic Landmark Commission. Thanks also to the support from our members that make this possible. To become a sponsor or member and support the preservation of your local history, visit our website at www.marathoncountyhistory.org.

8/13/21: History Chats | Stewart Park
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Join us for a live History Chats program. This month we are looking at examples of notable parks and today we continue the theme to examine one of the out of the way, but unique parks in Wausau: Stewart Park. Presented this week by Gary Gisselman, MCHS librarian/historian. History Chats is supported by the generous sponsorship from Janke Book Store and the Friends of the Wausau Historic Landmark Commission. Thanks also to the support from our members that make this possible. To become a sponsor or member and support the preservation of your local history, visit our website at www.marathoncountyhistory.org.

8/6/21: History Chats | Rib Mountain State Park
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Join us for a live History Chats program. This month we are looking at examples of notable parks. So we are starting the month off with the most iconic place in Marathon County, Rib Mountain (and the State Park there). Presented by Gary Gisselman. History Chats is supported by the generous sponsorship from Janke Book Store and the Friends of the Wausau Historic Landmark Commission. Thanks also to the support from our members that make this possible. To become a sponsor or member and support the preservation of your local history, visit our website at www.marathoncountyhistory.org.

7/30/21: History Chats | With Guest Bob Becker
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Join us for a live History Chats program. We are talking to Bob Becker about some of his favorite images created as part of his hobby of making historical reconstructions. History Chats is supported by the generous sponsorship from Janke Book Store and the Friends of the Wausau Historic Landmark Commission. Thanks also to the support from our members that make this possible. To become a sponsor or member and support the preservation of your local history, visit our website at www.marathoncountyhistory.org.