History Gateway

Marion Public Library

Promotes cultural engagement, lifelong learning, and personal development for audiences of all backgrounds and ages by providing collections and services that educate, inform, enrich, and entertain. All of the library’s Marion historical documents are digitized and searchable. Click here to go directly to this digital archive.




HisPresCommMarion Historic Preservation Commission

The Marion Historic Preservation Commission oversees the development and management of Marion’s Historic Preservation Program.  The City currently has three historic districts recognized by the Nation Register of Historic Places.




Cedar Rapids Area Genealogy Library

The Cedar Rapids Area Genealogy Library (formerly the Genealogical Society of Linn County) is dedicated to the preservation of family records and historical documents and provides assistance and information to anyone with an interest in Iowa genealogy, with an emphasis on Linn County.




FriendsOakShadeFriends of Oak Shade Cemetery

The Friends of Oak Shade Cemetery meet on a regular basis and assist Marion Parks and Recreation staff with seasonal clean up, perennial flower bed maintenance, headstone repairs, and genealogy and cemetery history research.




OakShadeOak Shade Cemetery

Marion Parks & Recreation manages the beautiful and historic city-owned cemetery located at 789 2nd Avenue. Site includes listing of burials, space purchase information and cemetery rules.

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Granger House Victorian Museum

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, an example of Victorian Italianate architecture, the Granger House is the only restored middle-class family home in the Cedar Rapids area. Occupied by a single family for nearly 100 years, the house contains many of its original furnishings.  Guided tours include the 1879 brick carriage house.

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HI_WebLogoHumanities Iowa

To promote understanding and appreciation of the people, communities, culture, and stories of importance to Iowa and the nation.

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The Forgotten Iowa Historical Society

This is a public Facebook group of over 28,000 members who love Iowa and enjoy talking about Iowa history and culture. Members post photos and memories and ask questions for others to comment on.

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The Original Marion Memory Facebook Page

The ORIGINAL and most popular Marion group! Post your memories, photos, information and EVERYTHING that is Marion, Iowa. (Creator Gary Wolter, Licensed Realtor in Iowa/AZ)





Uptown Marion

The Uptown Marion area has preserved its historic character in harmony with revitalization and growth. More than 60 businesses make up Uptown, including several restaurants, galleries and boutiques.






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