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6/18/21: History Chats | Marathon County's Dairy Products
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Join us for this mid-day discussion of a local history topic. Today we answer the question, where does the milk go (from dairy farms)? Gary Gisselman looks at the various dairy products produced in Marathon County. History Chats is supported by the generous sponsorship from Janke Book Store. Thanks also to the support form 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. We are also announcing the winners of our architectural history scavenger hunt during this stream. If you missed it, you can see the program we did to show all the answers here: https://youtu.be/KKIEBqDVBIM

5/28/21: History Chats | Grant School
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Join us for this mid-day discussion of a local history topic. Today we are wrapping up Historic Preservation Month with a discussion of Grant School. From its start as an early landmark of Wausau’s west side to the recent controversy over a school referendum. 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 form 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.

5/21/21: History Chats | The Railroad Depots
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Join us for this mid-day discussion of a local history topic. Today we are looking at the stories of the railroad depot buildings, as part of our celebration of Historic Preservation Month in May. 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 form 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.

5/7/21: History Chats | The Plumer Mansion
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Join us for this mid-day discussion of a local history topic. Today we are looking at the story of the Plumer Mansion, as part of our celebration of Historic Preservation Month in May. 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 form 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.

4/30/21: History Chats | Wausau Insurance
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Join us for this mid-day discussion of a local history topic. Today we are finishing the month-long theme of the companies that "Put Wausau on the Map," with Wausau Insurance. Wausau has been at the center of the identity of Employers Mutual of Wausau (later Wausau Insurance) in a way no other company has ever been. And naturally the insurance company became very important to the city of Wausau.

4/25/21: Stories Seldom Told: Women in the Civil War
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Join us for History Speaks program, where today we are learning about the experiences of women in the U.S. Civil War. It is a story that is not often told, but will be told expertly by out guest speaker, Professor Brett Barker. History Speaks is a program from MCHS, presented in cooperation with the Marathon County Public Library.

4/19/21: History Chats | The Wausau Snowplow
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Join us for this mid-day discussion of a local history topic. Today we are talking about the history of the Wausau Snowplow, which was used in the mid twentieth century to keep roads and streets clear of snow and ice from Maine to Oregon. And were produced here in Wausau, at the Wausau Iron Works factory just south of Marathon Park.

4/16/21: History Chats | Wausau Papers
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Join us for this mid-day discussion of a local history topic. Today we are talking about the history of Wausau Papers, the paper mill that created the village of Brokaw and which was one of the companies that helped 'put Wausau on the Map.'

4/5/21: History Chats | Wausau Excelsior
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Join us for this mid-day discussion of a local history topic. Today we are talking about Wausau Excelsior, which produced quality excelsior here in Wausau for over 30 years, and helped 'Put Wausau on the Map' (that's our theme for this month).

3/30/21: History Speaks | Checking Out: The Grocery Stores and Early Supermarkets of Marathon County
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Join us for this program in which MCHS librarian Gary Gisselman shares the history of the mid-century grocery stores of Marathon County. From your neighborhood store on the corner to the early supermarkets, come relive/learn about the history of how we got our food. Recorded from a live broadcast on Saturday March 27, 2021. History Speaks is a program of the Marathon County Historical Society, presented in cooperation with the Marathon County Public Library. Big thanks to Janke Book Store for sponsoring our online series this year.