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Marathon County Historical Society continues opportunities for writing your stories

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WAUSAU — The Marathon County Historical Society continues to foster opportunities for people to write their personal stories.

The I Remember When Club meets monthly on the second Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The next meeting will be Feb. 14 at the Woodson History Center, 410 McIndoe St., Wausau. This club is free and open to anyone who wants to practice writing their stories. The group offers encouragement without critiques. Drop-ins are welcome.

The Historical Society also has begun a workshop series, called A Few Choice Words: A Writers Workshop for Preserving Memories, with the same content offered at two different times. Sessions on Feb. 20 from 10 a.m. until noon and on Feb. 23 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. will build on what was taught in January. However, participants are welcome at the next session regardless of previous attendance. The workshop is led by Victoria Lindsay, a professional educator and writer. The fee is $20 per person.

The historical society’s related exhibit, “Our Stories: The History of Marathon County,” shows the importance of the everyday lives of ordinary people who lived, worked and played in the Marathon County area. This exhibit is free and open to the public anytime during the Historical Society’s regular business hours, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

For more information, call Sandy at the Historical Society, 715-842-5750.

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