External Websites & Additional Resources
A variety of third party resources are presented on this page. Note that the links below lead to external websites and are not actively monitored by North Wood County Historical Society. These links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only. If you have additional resources you would like added to this page or have any other comments or concerns, please contact us.
The city of Marshfield, Wisconsin is full of a rich history that started prior to 1872. In honor of some of our many historical events, places and people, this site provides a glance into our past and our present.
A searchable geneology database of Marshfield and its surrounding areas.
Marshfield has a Historic Preservation Committee made up of an architect, an alderman, a historian, a Plan Commission member and interested citizens. The Committee promotes preservation through the Marshfield Municipal Register of Historic Places.
The home website of the Marshfield High School. The students of the Advanced Placement European History class at MHS did extensive work with the Governor William H. Upham House. The students have done vast amounts of digital archiving in order to help preserve the history of Marshfield.
Everything you ever wanted to know about Marshfield can be found at this site. For instance, did you know that Marshfield is ranked as Wisconsin's best small city to live in? The easy to use format of the site gives quick access to comprehensive guides on accommodations, attractions, community profile and much more.
The Marshfield Center for History is located in the lower level of the former Marshfield Public Library at 211 E 2nd St. Access is available through the main entrance doors.
This site explores state symbols, fun facts, activities, Wisconsin firsts, a state timeline and other educational elements. Here's a delicious bit of state history: In 1878, Ed Berner's soda fountain in Two Rivers served the first ice cream sundae, made only with vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup (still a classic). Visitors to the site can help solve the Mammoth Mystery, where they'll have a chance to discover how archaeologists uncovered events that happened thousands of years ago in what is now Kenosha Country. The site was created by the Wisconsin State Historical Society.
The Wisconsin Historical Society "helps people connect to the past by collecting, preserving and sharing stories." The society was founded in 1846 and ranks as one of the most active and diversified state historical societies in the nation. With approximately four million artifacts already preserved in its archives, the society's historic library represents the largest of its kind on the subject of North America and Wisconsin history. On the Wisconsin Historical Society's website, you can browse through a wide array of historic material including photographs, local history, biographies and more.
This site offers profusely illustrated stories, letters, poems, biographies, journals and tidbits from Wisconsin history. History will come alive for visitors as they take a canoe voyage in 1835, journey from Milwaukee to Green Bay in 1843 and have a skating adventure on the Milwaukee River in 1894. The Wisconsin Electronic Reader is a cooperative project of the University of Wisconsin General Library System and the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. It was developed as part of a the state of Wisconsin's sesquicentennial anniversary.
Fourteen catalog entries for objects from the North Wood County Historical Society in Marshfield are now online in the Wisconsin Decorative Arts Database, including several examples of furniture produced by the Upham Manufacturing Company. Many of these pieces, including an extensive painted bedroom suite ornamented with resin moldings, were used by the Upham family and remain on view at the Governor William H. Upham House. In January 2011, Wisconsin Decorative Arts Database project coordinator Emily Pfotenhauer worked with NWCHS to photograph 24 objects here at the Mansion.
Modern in the best sense, Hotel Marshfield is our area's newest full-service hotel and is located only minutes from the Marshfield Clinic, St. Joseph's Hospital, Roehl Transport, and several other local businesses. This pet-friendly hotel offers amenities including free high-speed WiFi and complimentary hot breakfast at Libby McNeill's.