News and Events

(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.

Upcoming Events

Celebrating Marshfield's Sesquicentennial!

2022 marks Marshfield's 150th Anniversary. Throughout the year keep an eye out for different events!

Featured Exhibit: "Stitches in Time" Celebrating Marshfield's 150 Years in Clothing and the People who wore them.

January - March will feature winter garments; April will have a special feature of hats; May - August will feature summer garments

May 2023 - Date TBD

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

212WThird 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

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.

Zoom Links will be provided when available.

 If you have questions please contact Kim in the office:

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.

Thursday, January 13

6:30 pm

Program:   The Karau Family Business: Marshfield's Last Locally Owned & Operated Supermarkets

Presenter:  Jeff Kleiman   

View YouTube video here.

February 2022

Program: The Impact of the 1872 Wisconsin Central Railroad Extension

Presenter:  Don Schnitzler 

View YouTube video here.

February 10, 2022

6:30 pm

Program:  Our and About Marshfield 150

View YouTube video here.

Presenter:  Vickie Schnitzler

March 10, 2022

6:30 pm

Program:  A Sneak Peek into the New Marshfield Heritage Museum  

View YouTube video here.

Presenter:  Shirley Mook, President, Marshfield Historic Preservation Association

April 14, 2022

6:30 pm

Program: “The History of the Marshfield Public Library: Center of Service to the Community”

Presenter: Natalie Kruse

May 12, 2022

6:30 pm

Program: “The Many Buildings and Homes Designed or Built by Gus Krasin and Family”

Presenter: Carol Krasin, granddaughter-in-law of Gus Krasin

June 9, 2022

6:30 pm

Program: “Marshfield’s Early Blacksmiths”

Presenter: John Berg

June 27, 2022

11:45 am, 2:30 pm & 5:30 pm


Walking Tour,“Retracing the Path of the Great Marshfield Fire of 1887”

Commemorate the 135th Anniversary of the Marshfield Fire by tracing the path of the fire with local volunteers performing the roles of people who witnessed the inferno and later helped rebuild Marshfield.

July 14, 2022

6:30 pm


Program: “Wisconsin in the Civil War”

Presenter: Tim Kraus

NWCHS Annual Greens Fundariser

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Published Oct 06, 2021

Located on the yard of former Wisconsin Governor William H. Upham, the 3rd Annual Horse Power exhibit features carriages, wagons, carts, and buggies from the late 1890s and early 1900s.

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Published Jul 28, 2021

Find items at the  Wenzel Plaza, Chestnut Center for the Arts and the North Wood County Historical Society (Upham Mansion)

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Published Jun 02, 2021

June 5, 10am - 3pm in the Upham House yard

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Published May 19, 2021
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