The generous support of individuals and businesses is essential to helping the Marion Heritage Center realize its mission. Any gift, large or small, will help us to preserve Marion history and bring interesting exhibits and programs to our community.

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Sponsorship donations may be directed to the donor’s area of interest. Naming opportunities and other sponsorship packages are also available.

Please speak with Heritage Center staff about sponsorship recognition programs or upcoming programming opportunities.


The Marion Historical Society Endowment was established in 2016. Funds from the Endowment are used to help cover long-term operating expenses of the Marion Heritage Center & Museum. There are several ways to contribute to the Endowment: 

  • Direct contributions of cash
  • Donate securities or other property suitable for conversion into assets of the fund
  • Designate the Endowment as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy or annuity
  • Make a Qualifying Charitable Distribution from an IRA or retirement plan

For additional information about gifts to the Endowment, please contact the Marion Heritage Center at (319) 447-6376.


Your annual membership contribution helps the Heritage Center bring its collection of historic objects, images, and documents to life through exhibits, programs and events.

  • Free general admission to most Museum exhibits
  • Special pricing on events, tours, activities and programs
  • Access to the Heritage Center Reference Library
  • Invitations to exhibit previews and members-only events
  • Discount of 10% off gift purchases at the museum
  • Quarterly newsletter

Marion Heritage Center memberships also make the perfect gift for all the history buffs in your life. Simply choose “gift membership” on the registration form.

New/Renew Membership

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers help with most every area of the Marion Heritage Center and Museum. From exhibit creation and history research to greeting guests and facility maintenance, we surely have the right spot for your expertise and interest.

To get started, complete our volunteer form, or contact the Marion Heritage Center at (319) 447-6376.

Become A Volunteer

The Marion Historical Society is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Gifts are eligible to be counted as charitable tax deductions as allowed by law. Please consult a tax adviser for specific advice on the deductibility of your charitable contributions.