Events & Exhibits


January Board Meeting

Thursday, January 24 – 3:30 p.m.

Monthly board meetings are open to our members and the public. They are held the fourth Thursday of each month at 3:30 p.m. in the Heritage Center.

 

Honoring Dr. Robert Thurness

Sunday, January 27 – 1:30 p.m.

Please join us in honoring Dr. Robert Thurness. Dr. Thurness, affectionately known as “Thurny,” was instrumental in helping pull together the 150 Years of Sports In Marion exhibition. He had planned to share through a Heritage Center program some of the wisdom he gained through his many years of coaching and the impact his career had on him personally. Sadly, Thurny passed away unexpectedly on October 13, 2018.

Several members of the 1980 Marion High School 3A State Football Championship team will share their stories, including Jeff Busse, John Crowley, Vaughn Klopfenstein, Kent Mahurin and Tim Touro. We invite all to share their remembrances at this tribute.

Admission to the program and the 150 Years of Sports in Marion exhibit are free courtesy of a grant from the McIntyre Foundation of Cedar Rapids. A reception and refreshments will be offered after the program.

 

February Board Meeting

Thursday, February 28 – 3:30 p.m.

Monthly board meetings are open to our members and the public. They are held the fourth Thursday of each month at 3:30 p.m. in the Heritage Center.

 

150 Years of Sports in Marion

Exhibit Open thru February 24, 2019

Our museum building was once home to Marion’s first large-scale YMCA, so what better place to present the story of the early days of sports in Marion. This exhibit highlights the 150th year of the YMCA’s history in the area. It will introduce you to some historical sports crazes – like shuffleboard, pedestrianism, bicycling, horseshoes, duck pin bowling and push ball. And will even try to explain our enduring love for football, baseball, basketball, track and other high school athletics.

Admission is free thanks to the McIntyre Foundation of Cedar Rapids.

 

Art by Your Friends & Neighbors

Opening Saturday, March 17
Show runs through Saturday, June 1

Join us for this popular annual exhibit showcasing the fine work of Marion-area artists and craftsmen. Interested in being an exhibitor this year? Contact the Marion Heritage Center at (319) 447-6376.

 

The Legacy of Arthur Collins

Coming July 2019

Check back for more information soon.

“The greatest achievement in history, landing men on the moon, took the work of thousands, but it would have been impossible if one man, Arthur Collins, had not dedicated his life to perfecting radio communication and building the company that invented space communication and has brought us the voice and pictures of every astronaut for 50 years, the Collins Radio Company.” 

 

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