Architecture Ambles Are Back!

Summer is here and we are ready to head out! Mark your calendars and join us each month to explore a different neighborhood. As always our tours are FREE!

June 29 at 6:30 pm – The Southeast Side Neighborhood with Gary
July 27 at 6:30 pm – Grand Avenue and Division Street with Christine
August 31 at 6:30 pm- Franklin Hill area with Patrick
September 28 at 6:30 pm – To be determined

Each walk will be limited to the first 25 people to check in at the table that will be located at the start of each tour.

Be sure to wear good walking shoes as walks may include uneven surfaces and may be a mile or more in length.

 

SWEET LANDMARKS GINGERBREAD CONTEST 2020

Attention Gingerbread Architects! Grab your best gingerbread recipe and all the candies you can find – Sweet Landmarks 2020 is here..

This year we are going virtual – but you still get to eat all the candies you want.  All the building rules are the same- just the final presentation has changed.

Complete your building and have your video tour of your creation to us by December 2 at 5:00 pm.

All the rules are at this link. 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

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.