Notes & News

Newsletter – December 2023

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2023 Art Show Winners

The 2023 Art by Your Friends and Neighbors People’s Choice Award votes are in! We are happy to proclaim FIVE top choices in the voting this year since only FOUR VOTES separated number one from number five. Congratulations to this year’s winners! Special thanks to sponsor Hills Bank for providing cash prizes to our winners. Embroidery “Clematis” by...
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Newsletter – June 2023

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Newsletter – March 2023

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2022 Art Show Winners

Congratulations to the People’s Choice Award winners from the 2022 Art by Your Friends and Neighbors exhibit at the Marion Heritage Center. Special thanks to sponsor Hills Bank for providing $100 cash prizes to our winners. Visitors cast 478 votes at the annual exhibit held at the Marion Heritage Center which ended July 30. (shown left to right)...
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The Popcorn Man

Charlie Carrington wasn’t the first popcorn man in Marion’s City Square Park, nor was he the last. But he was there through the Depression and World War II, continuing a tradition that began in 1914. For twenty-two years, every afternoon from April into November, Charlie came to his little white stand, on the NE corner of the park; a shed...
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Hands-on History

What a pleasure it is to report the successful launch of a joint project involving Iowa History students at Marion High School, your Historical Society and the Friends of Oak Shade Cemetery. Thanks to an enthusiastic interest in Iowa and local history by MHS history teacher, Jonathan Mitchell, the first week-long unit was conducted during the first week of April this year....
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Newsletter – June 2022

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Marion Noon Lions Club Lunch

The Marion Noon Lions Club enjoyed eating pizza and hearing a presentation by David Brenzel about the Marion Heritage Center’s current exhibit “The Fuel Question” on Thursday, March 24. The Heritage Center loves hosting groups and helping them explore current exhibits.
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