Merrill Historical Society
History & Culture Center

Bringing Generations Together


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Scott Mansion Tiles on sale! These have gone fast. I have a limited amount, once they are sold, I will not have anymore available. For $20 you can get a framed tile from the entry way fireplace at the Scott Mansion so you can see both sides. The front has the design, the back shows the maker J & JF Low from Massachusetts. These are from 1897. Click Here to order. Member price is $15.
Scott mansion tiles
We are currently open to the public for research and exhibits. Our open hours for January, February, and March 2022, are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 AM to 1 PM. We are also open by appointment if these times do not work for your visit. The Board of Directors have recommended wearing masks when in the building.

If you have questions, or need something outside of our open hours you may leave a message on the answering machine, 715-536-5652, or email

With the passing of David Finanger this year, our historic calendar organizer, and the publishing of the 25th Anniversary Calendar for this year 2021, the historical society has decided to end the calendars. We understand many people looked forward to this as a nice Christmas gift, but we feel that we need to look at another way to share our more "recent" photographs and stories from say 50 years ago. Events that can be remembered and talked about by more people.

We expect to have something developed by next year, and will strive to make it as affordable at the Calendar has been, so it will still be an economical gift.

If you don't have one of the Merrill books: Merrill Fires, Merrill Parks, Merrill in the 1920s, they have lots of pictures and stories and are reasonably priced at $2.50 each. Also you might consider one of these lovely watercolor prints by local artist Renee Smith of the Scott Mansion. There are 2 sizes of prints and note cards. If you are interested in these, please call the Historical Society for information - 715-536-5652, or email

It all started in 1978 when…

a group of volunteers who enjoy learning about and studying the past got together. Whether it's Rangers or River Rats, floods or fires, milliners or millionaires, trolleys or trains, you'll find someone in the Society who is interested in researching these and many other topics using our extensive collection of documents, City Directories, high school yearbooks, family histories, and historical photos and postcards.

  • 100 E. Third Street, Merrill, Wisconsin, United States

Merrill Historical Society in a non-profit that operates the History & Culture Center, a Museum with exhibits focused on the Merrill Area and a research center for local photographs and information.

Click here to access a portion of the Merrill Historical Society Photo and Document Collection.

Famous Merrill Visitors

Famous Merrill Visitors

In 1959, Senator John F. Kennedy was campaigning for the Democratic Presidential nomination. Hear the story about his visit to our community.

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The Packers in Merrill?

The Packers in Merrill?

August 30th, 1935, the Merrill Fromm Foxes took on the Green Bay Packers at Athletic Park. Listen to find out the results of that game.

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Merrill's History Hunts

Merrill's History Hunts

A look at two of Merrill Historical Society History Hunts. Hope we can have one in 2021!

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