Events & Exhibits

Taking Time Off: Marion’s History of Leisure and Recreation

Due to recent damage to the the Marion Heritage Center, facts and stories originally gathered for this exhibit will be posted to our Facebook page. 

Taking Time Off: Marion’s History of Leisure and Recreation will tell how Marion residents spent their leisure time in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Vacations were almost inconceivable to the average person until WWI. Only the wealthy could afford to travel or take time off work. It wasn’t until WWII that workers came to expect some paid time off. Leisure was also considered a sin in the eyes of the church, who reminded us it was the “Devil’s Playground.” We’ll see how the mindset of leisure changed over time and took the Devil out of Play.


Board Meeting

Thursday, September 24 – 3:30 p.m.

Board meetings are held the fourth Thursday of each month at 3:30 p.m. in the Heritage Center. All historical society members and the public are welcome. (There is no meeting in December.)

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