North Wood County Historical Society

North Wood County Historical Society, Marshfield: Hours, Address, North Wood County Historical Society Reviews: 4.5/5

North Wood County Historical Society

North Wood County Historical Society
4.5
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
About
The North Wood County Historical Society is housed in the restored home of former Wisconsin Governor William Henry Upham. The furnishings include original and donated items; the dining room and bedroom sets were all manufactured in the Upham Manufacturing Company and range in dates from the late 1880s to early 1900s. We are open for research Monday and Thursdays 9-1; Wednesdays 10-4; Tour hours are Wednesdays and Saturdays 1:30-4pm. Or by appointment.
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SanfordFoodie
Sanford, FL688 contributions
Aug 2019
We stopped by here recently and were treated to an excellent tour. Our tour guide was full of information about this home and it's builder, a former Wisconsin Governor. The house itself is very unique and interesting, and the decorations and furnishings are all very nice as well. I highly recommend a visit!
Written 8 August 2019
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Tim H
Marshfield, WI14 contributions
Oct 2018
Great place to visit - informative and fascinating house. Our guide knew so much history from the area that she kept is intrigued the whole tour. Well worth it and well worth a generous donation.
Written 5 December 2018
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kassy24
Wisconsin Rapids, WI27 contributions
Dec 2017 • Couples
Loved it definitely a place to go when it's cold and raining the lady was very sweet and nice and went into detail about anything and everything
Written 9 July 2018
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pat c
Madison, WI50 contributions
Sep 2017 • Family
Our host was full of information on this guided tour! They also have a lovely rose garden on this property. Some of the 35 rose varieties date back to the time of the Roman empire. The house is Victorian and was constructed in 1880. Open Mondays and Thursdays 9am-1pm and Wednesdays noon-4pm, Saturdays 1pm-4pm Closed on Holidays.
Written 25 October 2017
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Steven B
Wisconsin Rapids, WI331 contributions
Aug 2017 • Solo
Are you a history fan of yesteryear? Or a lover of old fine furnishings and art? If so, the Upham Mansion in Marshfield is just for you. Walking toward the house you will see a frosted glass window over the door, and upon entering is a matching pair of sandblasted frost windows on either side. But wait, what is that overhead hanging from a cord with chain? It’s a very unique cylindrical glass light covering – unique in that the glass is painted from the inside out. Ahead lies what seems to be an unending staircase; long precious old world railing, dark in appearance. A stark contrast to the white steps running parallel, and ever upward, curving towards the top. A ‘stairway to heaven if you will. To the left is the parlor on the first floor. A room of many treasures. Walnut pier mirror with marble topped base, curbed glass china cabinet and oval marble topped parlor table and Victorian settee – original pieces from the Upham family home. In the corner is an object of great beauty – ‘The Three Graces, a gift to Mrs. Upham; an Italian piece from Ganova, Italy – exquisite! Off the main hall nearby is another special piece once rescued from a garbage drop. A fascinating work of sculptured art titled, “A Frolic at the Old Homestead; created by John Rogers in 1887 and originally costing $14.00 They say that art speaks, and the two latter pieces alone are worth the trip to Upham Mansion. Steam heat was once used to heat the home from a generating facility two blocks away. A room off from the kitchen has a one of a kind heat register with a one piece overhead hood and doors – it was used as a food warmer. The kitchen itself is typical 1930s, but moving to the second floor are more interesting artifacts and delightful finds. A second floor museum of incredible private displays. Nearby are bedrooms, exactly the same as yesteryear – with original furniture manufactured in Marshfield. I glanced over my left shoulder upon leaving Upham and noticed the door hinges; they were ornate – yes, even the hinges had class.
Written 13 August 2017
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Frequently Asked Questions about North Wood County Historical Society

North Wood County Historical Society is open:
  • Mon - Mon 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Wed - Wed 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thu - Thu 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM