(PRESS RELEASE) The Marathon County Historical Society is bringing our popular History Speaks lecture series to the internet. Presented in conjunction with the Marathon County Public Library, these talks will be streamed to the MCHS Facebook page and YouTube Channel and made available online afterwards as well.

Three talks are planned in September and October, with more to follow. Mark your calendars to join us online for these topics:

“Will the Women Vote?” The Campaign for Equal Suffrage and Marathon County, with Ben Clark

September 19, 2020, 2:00pm

A look at the sometimes complicated story of women’s suffrage in Marathon County leading up to the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920, and beyond.

The Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858, with Brett Barker

October 17, 2020, 2:00pm

A history of the Great Debates of 1858, a series of debates at campaign stops between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas, two of the greatest public speakers of the age.

At Rest: Death and Mourning Customs, with Kathy Volkmann

October 31, 2020, 2:00 pm

A social history of how we have dealt with death and mourning.

The Historical Society is grateful to Janke Book Store and to Compass Properties for their sponsorship of the History Speaks series.

For more information, please call the Marathon County Historical Society at 715-842-5750 and leave a message, or email us at info@marathoncountyhistory.org. For more information about the Marathon County Public Library, visit their website at www.mcpl.us .