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Library (formerly the Genealogical Society of Linn County) is dedicated to the preservation of family records and historical documents and provides assistance and information to anyone with an interest in Iowa genealogy, with an emphasis on Linn County.
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.
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.
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.
To promote understanding and appreciation of the people, communities, culture, and stories of importance to Iowa and the nation.
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. The library is a center of cultural vitality and participation that enhances the quality of life for all Marion residents.