MCHS-Woodson-House-tree-2The holiday season is filled with symbolism and traditions, many of which we just couldn’t imagine not having as part of the celebration. On Saturday, December 6 the Marathon County Historical Society takes visitors back through time to learn why one of Santa’s reindeers has a red nose, why fruitcakes appear on tables all across the area, and when stockings started being hung by the fireplace with care to be filled with wonderful surprises.

Explore the Yawkey House Museum, which is decorated for the season, as costumed re-enactors tell tales of the season. Learn why standing under the mistletoe invites a kiss on the cheek and when Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas started being hummed by cooks making yummy holiday cookies.

MCHS-Woodson-House-tree-1St. Nickolas will be at the Woodson History Center to visit with all girls and boys, telling them stories of the holidays of long ago. Bring along your camera to capture this special holiday moment. A display of vintage toys and holiday advertising will also be featured. All are invited to enjoy tasty Christmas treats.

Tours of the Yawkey House Museum leave every half-hour beginning at 1:00 pm, with the last tour leaving at3:30 pm. Tickets will be available the day of the event at the Woodson History Center and are $5 for members and students, $7 for general public. All activities at the Woodson History Center are free.

MCHS-Woodson-House-exterior-christmasChristmas at the Houses
Saturday, December 6 at 1:00-4:30 pm
Yawkey House Museum, 403 McIndoe St. and Woodson History Center, 410 McIndoe St., Wausau
Tours of house on the half-hour; $5 members & students, $7 general
No reservations required, tickets available the day of the event at the Woodson History Center
More information at 715-842-5750