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Historical Society to host ‘Christmas at the Houses’

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WAUSAU — You can travel back in time this holiday season when the Marathon County Historical Society hosts “Christmas at the Houses.”

Photo courtesy Marathon County Historical Society.

The annual event will be held from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 1.

Both the Yawkey House Museum and the Woodson History Center will be decked out in holiday finery. As a new twist this year, the houses will display some holiday collections, including angels, Santas and snowmen. Costumed actors in both historic houses will share unique stories about the collections. Visitors can enjoy seasonal treats or dress up in vintage fur wraps and pose for holiday-themed photos in an antique sleigh.

Tours of the Yawkey House run every half hour, with the last tour at 3:30 p.m. Tickets cost $5.

Sweet Landmarks of Wausau contest

Photo courtesy Marathon County Historical Society.

Again this year, the Friends of Wausau Historic Landmarks will host the Sweet Landmarks of Wausau contest. Participants are invited to build a structure out of gingerbread or graham crackers, with other edible details, and bring it to the Woodson History Center for judging and display.

Cash prizes will be awarded for the top three entries in youth and adult categories. Complete rules and entry form are available on the Friends of Wausau Historic Landmarks’ Facebook page www.facebook.com/events/359358048135513/ .

More information

More information about Christmas at the Houses can be found at www.marathoncountyhistory.org or on the historical society’s Facebook Event page or by calling 715-842-5750.

Photos courtesy Marathon County Historical Society.

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