News and Events

The Governor WH Upham House (aka Upham Mansion) has reopened!

(All events and spoken history lectures are subject to change.) 

Event Schedule

Besides tours, the Upham House is also available for small gatherings. 

Please call the North Wood County Historical Society office at 715.387.3322.

Calendar of Events

May 26 2023

8:30 - 11:00am & 12:00 - 2:30pm

Hillside Cemetery, 1110 N St. Joseph Avenue

Marshfield Cemetery Tours

The public is invited to join Marshfield schoolchildren as they tour the cemetery and meet noteworthy citizens of “Marshfield’s Past.”

June 3, 2023

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

W.H. Upham House

212 W. Third Street

      North Wood County Historical Society’s Annual Pie & Ice Cream Social and Basket Raffle      

Celebrate Marshfield DairyFest at the home of former Governor William H. Upham. Enjoy hotdogs, brats, pie and ice cream in the governor’s yard and gardens, then tour the home and view the current exhibit”

July 29, 2023

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

W.H. Upham House

212WThird Street

4th Annual “Horse Power”Exhibit

Featuring horse drawn carriages, wagons, carts, and buggies from the late 1890s and early 1900s.

Also available $5 lunch plate, Brat or Hot Dog, with chips, soda and cookies.

Guided tours of the historic of the Governor W.H. Upham Home will be available

Monday, Aug. 29 6pm

Annual Members & Friends Picnic

Bring a dish to pass and a friend! NWCHS will provide seating, plates, utensils, and drinks.

Saturday & Sunday December 2 & 3 10am-3pm

Exhibit up though January 2024

All Things Gingerbread at the Upham House

This exhibit features gingerbread people, houses, and architecture. Stop by on December 2 and 3 during our annual open house and meet Gingy the Gingerbreadman, kids can enjoy a scavenger hunt and hear a reading of The Gingerbread Man.

Spoken History Lectures

All presentations are on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm.

You can attend in person at the Everett Roehl Marshfield Public Library or virtually via Zoom.

Watch past Spoken History Presentations on our NWCHS YouTube Channel

or on the Everett Roehl Marshfield Public Library's YouTube Channel

Select the 'Videos' tab for a full selection.

January 12, 2023

6:30 pm

Program:   Spoken History: What's Inside the New Marshfield Memories Book

Presenter:  Don Schnitzler   

View presentation here

March 2023

6:30 pm

Presenter:  Mike Meyers

Due to technical difficulties, this presentation will be uploaded in the near future

April 13 2023

6:30 pm

Program: The Making of a Feminist with Eileen Kelz; Marshfield 1968-present

Presenter:  Eileen Kelz

View program here

May 11, 2023

6:30 pm

Program: History Rising from the Grave

Presenter:  Don Schnitzler 

View program here

June 8, 2023

6:30 pm

Program: History of the Marshfield Clinic

Presenter:  Brian Finnegan

View program here

July 13, 2023

6:30 pm


Program: Gettysburg

Presenter: Tim Kraus                  View program here

August 10, 2023

6:30 pm


Program: History of the Mead Wildlife Area

Presenter:  Tom Meier


Sept 14, 2023

6:30 pm


Program:  History of
U. S. Dog Tags 1896-1953

Presenter: Bill Parker

View Program Here


Oct 12, 2023

6:30 pm


Program: Funeral Homes

Presenter: Ted Jakan

Nov 9,, 2023

6:30 pm


Program: Quilting for Heroes

Presenter: Kym Zillmer


Spring Newsletter edition is now available

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Published Apr 26, 2018

Local historian, Ruth Voss, will share information on the homes and people of Marshfield's Pleasant Hill District.

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Published Mar 22, 2018

A reading and Q&A with author Rhonda Whetstone's book Wicked Wood County Wisconsin, a compilation of 33 stories of the historic murders of Wood County

Monday March 12th 7pm at the Everett Roehl Marshfield Public Library in the JP Adler Room.

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Published Feb 17, 2018

Stories and more about the NWCHS Wedding Dress Collection and the women who treasured them are told in this video presentation.


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Published Jan 31, 2018
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