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Extension Marathon County Hosts (Virtual) Educational Event Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment

August 18, 2020, marks the Centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which stated that the right to vote could not be denied based on one’s gender.

This historic milestone granting women the right to vote will be celebrated in Marathon County through a number of virtual events, including (Facebook/Zoom) panel discussions, interviews, and learning community sessions.

 A few of the topics to be discussed during the several-day program in August 2020 include who worked to support the 19th Amendment, how amendments work, what role social and civic groups played, what to expect for women over the next 100 years — including an interview with Wausau Mayor Katie Rosenberg — and much more! (Click the title for details…)

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Getting to Know August Kickbusch :: The First Mayor of Wausau

Ever wonder who Kickbusch Street was named after? The answer is August Kickbusch: the first Mayor of Wausau. Learn more about this early city father who set the stage — socially, culturally, economically, and politically — for what Wausau and Marathon County would one day become. (Click the title for more…)