Merrill History & Culture Center

Merrill Historical Society Headquarters

100 E. Third Street, Merrill, WI  54452

715-536-5652  ~  Email:

We are a group of volunteers who enjoy learning about and studying the past. 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 Blue Books, City Directories, high school yearbooks, and historical photos and postcards.

2019 Board of Directors

Beatrice Lebal, President

Michael Weckwerth, Vice President

David Johnson, Secretary

Patricia Burg, Treasurer

Tom Hayden

Mike Kolasinski

William Krueger

Marie Marrier

Yurgen Markewycz

Rosalyn Ponko

Mike Ravn

Ryan Schwartzman

Anne Torkelson

Harry Wallace

Directors Emeritus

David Finanger, Erin McCarthy, Marie Rein, Ralph Wehlitz


Brandon Johnson, Admin Asst 

Mary Weege, Office Volunteer

Pat Burg, Volunteer Building Administrator

LeeAnn Ross, Newsletter Assistant

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The Merrill Historical Society’s mission is to educate the public about our heritage using the unique historical and cultural resources we collect and preserve - We are protecting the collective memories of our local community and sharing them through exhibitions, objects, discussion and study as a continuing resource for the benefit of present and future generations.