The Marathon County Historical Society presents Voices From The Past: A Discovery Walk through Wausau Hebrew Cemetery on Sunday, September 21 from 11:00 am-2:00 pm. This event in being held in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the Mt. Sinai Congregation.
With the help of costumed re-enactors visitors will meet Evie Rosen who ran a favorite local yarn store, The Knitting Nook, and founder of Warm Up America; Samuel Deutch, charter member of Beth Israel and owner of Wausau Broom Company that made up to 600 brooms a day; and Jacob Mirman founder of the Wausau New and Used Furniture Store. In all you will be introduced to eight individuals who made Marathon County their home.
Jewish history in Wausau goes back to the arrival of the first Jewish settlers in 1873, who established a small but thriving community. Mt. Sinai congregation was founded in 1914 as a reform synagogue. In 1917 Beth Israel synagogue, an orthodox congregation, was founded nearby. The current congregation has roots in both of these early organizations, having combined in 1944; first as a conservative congregation, then changing in the 1960s to a reform congregation.
Tours begin at 11:00 am, with groups leaving about every 15 minutes. The last group leaves at 2:00 pm. The event will be held rain or shine and weather appropriate clothing is highly recommended. There is a suggested donation of $5 per person.
Voices From The Past: A Discovery Walk Through Wausau Hebrew Cemetery
Sunday, September 21, 11:00 am-2:00 pm, last tour leaves at 2:00 pm
Wausau Hebrew Cemetery, 1600 Grand Avenue, Wausau
$5.00 suggested donation
Marathon County Historical Society – Wausau, WI