Author: Christine Martens

  • Pat Peckham Memorial History Ride -Sunday, May 12.

    Grab your bike and bike helmet for a History Preservation Month special bicycle tour of Wausau’s Southeast Side to honor Pat Peckham. We will look at the history and architecture of the district that Pat represented in City Council for several terms. We will include John Marshall Elementary, Wausau Municipal Airport, Airport Park, North Central…

  • Sweet Landmarks 2021 is here!

    We are excited to announce that our Sweet Landmarks Gingerbread Contest is here once again- and in person! Saturday, December 4, 2021 Woodson History Center –  in conjunction with Marathon County Historical Society’s Holidays at the Houses event   Click here for full rules and entry form   Youth and adults are invited to bring…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…