History Speaks: Side Streets of Downtown Wausau
Name: History Speaks: Side Streets of Downtown Wausau
Date: January 27, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CST
History Speaks at the Woodson History Center: Side Streets of Downtown Wausau Gary Gisselman will step off the “beaten path” when the Marathon County Historical Society presents “Side Streets of Downtown Wausau,” another topic in our History Speaks series. Join us for this presentation at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, at the Woodson History Center, 410 McIndoe St., Wausau. The presentation will take a look beyond the main streets of Wausau, to other sites that graced the central part of the city. Together, they broaden the story of this community. Gary Gisselman is the research librarian at the Marathon County Historical Society, and a walking “encyclopedia” of local history. There is no admission fee; however, donations are appreciated. Registration is not required. The Historical Society is grateful to Janke Book Store and to Compass Properties for their sponsorship of the History Speaks series. Visitors might also enjoy a guided tour of the Yawkey House Museum, or visiting our free exhibit spaces. Milking Time: Evolution of the Dairy Industry in Marathon County, shows the hard work that went into creating fields after forests were logged off, and the progress made in breeding, testing, medicine and education that enabled dairying to develop into a viable business option. Rural Electrification: Outlet for Change depicts life before and after electricity made its slow way into rural areas of Marathon County in the 1930s and ‘40s. Our Stories: The History of Marathon County features reminiscences of how people arrived in this area, and how they worked and played in days gone by. For more information, please call the Marathon County Historical Society at 715-842-5750.