Notes & News

Robyn Ireland Named Executive 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

Download the Marion Historical Society newsletter for September 2021. (pdf)
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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

Download the Marion Historical Society newsletter for July 2021. (pdf)
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Newsletter – April 2021

Download the Marion Historical Society newsletter for April 2021. (pdf)
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Fowler Sextet Comes to Marion

This bicycle built for six was a sensation when it visited Marion in May of 1896.
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A new roof over our heads

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.
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By the seaside in Marion

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.
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First bicycle side path law

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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