Pine Grove Cemetery.

The Marathon County Historical Society presents “Voices from the Past: A Discovery Walk through Pine Grove Cemetery” on Sunday, Sept. 24, at Pine Grove Cemetery along Grand Avenue in Wausau.

The first tour will leave at 11 a.m., and the last tour will begin at 2 p.m.

Costumed re-enactors will tell stories from Marathon County’s past as groups of visitors walk a guided route through Pine Grove Cemetery. Each year we plan this tour, we highlight different people from local history. Among those to be featured this year are:

  • Hans Hagge: Mr. Hagge came to Wausau in 1911 to become the assistant secretary for the newly formed Employers Mutual Liability Insurance Co. Hagge’s role grew along with the company that eventually came to be known as Wausau Insurance. Hagge provided leadership there until his death in 1959.
  • David Clark Everest: D.C. Everest came to Wausau in 1909, hired by the “Wausau Group” to build and manage the new paper mill in Rothschild. He became an influential citizen and held many civic positions including as the first president of the Marathon County Historical Society.
  • Margaret Trevitt: Dr. Trevitt came to Wausau in 1886 and, with husband Alfred, opened a hospital at 202 Scott St. She also was a civic leader and was president of the Wausau Ladies Literary Club.

Visitors will hear these and other stories as each group walks the route through Pine Grove Cemetery, rain or shine.

Suggested donation is $5 per person. Advance registration is not required. For more information, please call the Marathon County Historical Society at 715-842-5750.

If you go:

Voices from the Past: A Discovery Walk through Pine Grove Cemetery

11 a.m. Sunday, September 24, 2017 (last tour at 2 p.m.)

Pine Grove Cemetery, 1501 Grand Avenue, Wausau

Suggested donation $5 per person, no reservations required