Annual Museum and Membership Rummage Sale at Heritage Hall
The Marion County Historical Society is having a Museum and Membership Rummage sale on May 11, Saturday from 9-5 PM. The sale will be held in the auditorium at Heritage Hall and also in the parking lot behind the museum, weather permitting. A Members Only Presale will be held on May 10 from 4-6 pm. Please! Bring your Membership ID for admittance to the presale.
Proceeds from this event will be used to purchase collections preservation supplies and to support the MCHS operating budget. The mission of the Marion County Historical Society is to document the history of Marion County, Ohio by identifying, collecting, and preserving artifacts, records and personal papers of value from Marion County residents, organizations, businesses, and related groups from the prehistoric times to the present. Items included in this sale are donated specifically to be sold for the benefit of MCHS.
Anyone wishing to donate good used items to MCHS for the sale may bring them to Heritage Hall between 1 and 4 PM on Sunday May 5 or between the hours of 9 AM and 4 PM on May 6 – 10. Please call 740-387-4255 prior to bringing your items so we can have someone available to help unload your vehicle.
While we are accepting donations of a wide variety of items, we prefer that no clothing be donated. For those unfamiliar with Heritage Hall, it is located on the corner of Church and State Streets with the parking lot on the south side of the building. Call 740-387-4255 for more details
The Marion County Historical Society is proud to announce that they will be hosting “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” a traveling exhibition developed by the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office and the National Constitution Center (NCC) from April 20 through May 26, 2013. Museum admission is free from 1-4 pm on April 20, 21, 27 and 28. Admission to the museum will continue to be free Wednesday through Sunday May 1- 26. The exhibit’s visit officially opened on April 20th at 1 pm with historian Robert Brugler presenting as Abraham Lincoln in the museum auditorium at 2 pm.
Using the Constitution as the cohesive thread, “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” offers a fresh and innovative perspective on Lincoln that focuses on his struggle to meet the political and constitutional challenges of the Civil War. Organized thematically, the exhibition explores how Lincoln used the Constitution to confront three intertwined crises of the war—the secession of Southern states, slavery, and wartime civil liberties. Visitors will leave the exhibition with a more complete understanding of Abraham Lincoln as president and the Civil War as the nation’s gravest constitutional crisis.
The exhibition will travel to public, research, and special libraries; historical societies; museums; civic, community, and heritage organizations; and institutions of higher learning from 2009 through 2015. The traveling exhibition and tour are funded by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to the National Constitution Center.
We look forward to a wonderful summer of Blue Star Museums!
This year the Marion County Historical Society will be participating in Blue Star Museums. Blue Star Museums is a partnership among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 1,800 museums in all 50 states that offer free admission to active military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Civil War Program in May features LIVE MUSIC!
Our May 23 program meeting at 7pm in the Heritage Hall auditorium will be on Civil War Music with the program being provided by Steve Ball, a musician and historian from Columbus Ohio.
Steve started both playing the guitar and studying the American Civil War at the age of twelve. His interest in Civil War music was generated by tunes he learned while in a western trio, and eventually he built a repertoire of songs from the 19th century, both before and during the Civil War period of 1861 to 1865. His interest in the history of the war led to learning about the composers, and the events that led to many of the songs of the period being written and composed. As his knowledge grew, he developed a presentation that explains both why the tunes were written, and what was going on in the war at the time. The songs are presented in a somewhat chronological order, and Steve tells the story of each song, and keeps listeners informed of the progress of the war at the same time.
Steve will have CD’s available at the event for anyone who may be interested. This will be the third program related to the Civil War for this year’s events and is made possible by funding through the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Constitution Center, and the American Library Association.