Notes & News

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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Newsletter – December 2020

Download the Marion Historical Society newsletter for December 2020. (pdf)  
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