Attention Gingerbread Architects! Sweet Landmarks 2019 is coming!

Our third annual gingerbread contest, held in conjunction with Marathon County Historical Society’s Christmas at the Houses, is coming up December 7, 2019 at the Woodson History Center.

There are a whole lot of cool houses in your neighborhood that would look great with gingerbread walls, ice cream cone trees, sugar windows, and some licorice decorations. Or maybe a church downtown with candy colored stained glass windows? So many structures and so many candies to choose from….

Full details, rules and registration are available with a click here.



Architecture Ambles 2019!

We have a full schedule of free tours this summer! Mark your calendars for the last Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm. Grab your walking shoes and join us for:

Stewart Avenue – Westside of Wausau    Wednesday, June 26 at 6:30 pm

Meet at the parking lot on the corner of Second Avenue & Callon Street. Parking available in lot.

A neighborhood changed by realignment of Stewart Avenue, home to the normal school and Marathon Park.


The East Hill District                Wednesday, July 31 at 6:30 pm

Tour starts and ends at Stewart Park. Includes steep hills and uneven ground. Parking on nearby streets.

One of Wausau’s two official historic districts. Large homes abound, and even one cobblestone street remains.


Southeast Side                Wednesday, August 28 at 6:30 pm

Meeting place TBD. Parking available on nearby streets.

Wausau’s second planned neighborhood created in the 1920s and a favorite of mid-century builders.


Always free and open to all ages! All tours are rain or shine. Routes may include uneven ground, please wear good walking shoes.

Wausau Architecture Presentation & Short Meeting

Monday,  February 26
7:00 pm
Woodson History Center, 410 McIndoe Street, Wausau

We will have a brief business meeting of Friends of Wausau Historic Landmarks of about 15 minutes, followed by our presentation.

“Architectural Styles in the Wausau Area” by Gary Gisselman and Christine Martens. This will be an in-depth look at the Neo-classical Revival and Bungalow styles of architecture, and examples of both styles found in Wausau.

Come and learn about the organization and take a  walk through some great area architectural examples in Wausau without having to brave the cold!

Open to all.

QR Code Coolness

A new project by EGL student Matt Raguse has given people a whole new way to explore the history of Wausau using QR Codes. His first QR Code was posted on the 400 Block in the new event posting sign.

When the QR code is scanned a person is given a glimpse of a location’s past as they see the location’s present view. All that is needed to check it out  is a free QR Code scanning app downloaded to your smartphone.

This is the beginning of his project, which will eventually include Barker and Stewart Island, Woodson House, and Yawkey House. Many more sites will be included as the project expands.