Wausau-Hebrew-Cemetery-1The 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.

Wausau-Hebrew-Cemetery-2Jewish 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