Notes & News

Cira’s Grocery Store

Many people today have fond memories of Cira’s Grocery Store across Seventh Avenue from City Square Park. They talk about the ice cream on a stick made by Mike Cira’s brother-in-law, Charlie Gallo. This unique confection was made of ice cream “wrapped” on a stick and dipped in chocolate which immediately became hard. Jack Larson says the “lollipops” were made for...
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Newsletter – December 2021

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Robyn Ireland Named Execute Director

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...
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Newsletter – September 2021

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2021 Art Show Winners

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...
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Newsletter – July 2021

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Annual Membership Meeting July 29

The Marion Historical Society will hold its Annual Membership Meeting on Thursday, July 29, 2021 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 Nevin Meredith, treasurer;...
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Director to Retire

Lynette Brenzel, the Executive Director of the Marion Heritage Center & Museum has announced her plan to retire at the end of August. Brenzel has directed the Marion Historical Society’s operations for the past nine years. Exhibits and programs she has worked on have included former Marion leaders, oldest businesses, railroads, and the Lincoln Highway....
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Newsletter – April 2021

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