Derecho Damage

The Marion Heritage Center & Museum was damaged by the August 10 derecho that left a wide path of destruction throughout Marion and Iowa. Our historic building fared a bit better than some of our nearby neighbors who lost most of their roofs, namely Scott’s Furniture Refinishing next door and Wit’s End Coffeehouse just up the street. The southwest corner of the roof sustained significant damage to the shingles, sheathing, rafters and chimney.

Double L Reconstruction of Cedar Rapids jumped to our rescue and temporarily replaced rafters and sheathing to secure the building. There are no signs of water damage inside yet, but the attic insulation and suspended ceiling did absorbed rain water.

Like many of you, we are waiting on direction from our insurance company and contractor before proceeding with permanent repairs. Updates will be added here as we know more.

Donations for Repairs

Your donations and support are appreciated now more than ever.
Please send checks to:
Marion Heritage Center & Museum
P.O. Box 753
Marion, Iowa 52302

Services Still Available

While our building may be closed, we are still taking calls, helping with history questions, and posting interesting facts and stories to our Facebook page related to what would have been our next exhibit, Taking Time Off: Marion’s History of Leisure and Recreation. 

Give us a call if you have questions! (319) 447-6376



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