History Speaks at the Woodson History Center: Rural Electrification in Central Wisconsin
The Marathon County Historical Society will present “Rural Electrification in Central Wisconsin,” another topic in our History Speaks series, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 30, at the Woodson History Center, 410 McIndoe St., Wausau. Gary Gisselman will discuss the many ways rural life changed as electricity moved onto the farm.
Federal and state advancements brought electricity to the rural areas of central Wisconsin in the first half of the 20th century, forever changing the way people lived and worked. Gary Gisselman will trace the developments that opened the way for electrification outside the cities.
There is no admission fee; however, donations are appreciated. Registration is not required.
The Historical Society is grateful to Janke Book Store and to Compass Properties for their sponsorship of the History Speaks series.
Visitors might also enjoy visiting the free exhibit halls. “Our Stories: The History of Marathon County” features reminiscences of how people arrived in this area, and how they worked and played in days gone by. “Pieces of the Past: Quilts Tell a Story” features 15 antique quilts with local ties that highlight friendships, compassion, economy, creativity and artistry of women whose stories might otherwise go untold.
For more information, please call the Marathon County Historical Society at 715-842-5750.