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History Speaks at the Woodson History Center: Streets of Downtown Wausau

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Take a walk down memory lane with Gary Gisselman as the Marathon County Historical Society presents “Streets of Downtown Wausau,” another topic in the History Speaks series, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 29, at the Woodson History Center, 410 McIndoe St., Wausau.

Research Librarian Gary Gisselman will take a look at downtown Wausau buildings from the early days through the 1980s, especially those on Third Street. He will include the buildings that were torn down to make way for the Wausau Center mall.

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 free exhibit spaces.

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.

Photo: Courtesy of the Marathon County Historical Society

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