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The Marion Historical Society will hold its Annual Membership Meeting on Thursday, June 30, 2022 at the Marion Heritage Center & Museum. A social gathering will start at 3:30 p.m. with the meeting commencing at 4:00 p.m. Agenda items include the board of directors report by Jay Kacena, president; financial report by Erik Miles, treasurer;...
New Marion Heritage Center Executive Director Robyn Ireland needs no introduction to a large number of Marion citizens due to her previous position as Senior Reporter for the Marion Times. Being the chief chronologist of developments and events in and around town has brought her in front of virtually every political and business leader of Marion. Her coverage of Marion Heritage Center events...
Download the Marion Historical Society newsletter for September 2021. (pdf)
Congratulations to the People’s Choice Award winners from the 2021 Art by Your Friends and Neighbors exhibit at the Marion Heritage Center. Special thanks to sponsor Hills Bank and Trust Company for providing cash prizes to our winners. The annual art exhibit marked its 20th anniversary in 2021. Due to derecho damage at the museum, a virtual gallery...
Download the Marion Historical Society newsletter for July 2021. (pdf)
Download the Marion Historical Society newsletter for April 2021. (pdf)
This bicycle built for six was a sensation when it visited Marion in May of 1896.
We have a new roof going up! Here are some photos from December 2020, when work crews installed new rafters and shingles on the Heritage Center roof.
We bet you didn’t know Marion featured seaside views in days past. Kim Ketelsen recently donated this plate that belonged to his mother, Bettymae Ketelsen. It always made him smile.
Credit Governor Theodore Roosevelt with signing the first bicycle side path law into effect in 1899. Learn why it would take another 60 years before bicycle trails were supported in Iowa.
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