Presidents and First Ladies - 2011 Dinner

Welcome to Your Past

The Marion County (Ohio) Historical Society
169 E. Church Street
Marion, Ohio 43302

The Museum is OPEN Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 PM.
From May through October the Museum hours are Wednesday-Sunday 1-4 PM.
Admission is Adults $5, Seniors $4, Child age 5 and over $2, under 5 free.  Linn School is $2 for adults and $1 for children.  The museum will be closed in January and February and will re-open on March 5, 2016 on weekends.

Our office is open Monday-Friday from 9-4
Phone 740 – 387- 4255


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2016 Dinner with the Presidents is sold out for VIP seating!
If  regular tickets are desired, call MCHS
at 740 – 387- 4255 to check availability. This year’s event will have two dates- October 22 and November 5!

Click here to see nearly 400 pictures of the event – you may see yourself!



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TimeCapsuleMarion County Courthouse Time Capsule from 1884 now at Heritage Hall.  Read about it here.

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TenCommandmentsTen Commandments now under custody of Historical Society. Click to read about it!

Thanks to the Marion Star for this article – subscribe to the Star here!


Looking for Lizzie
– now available in our store

Marion’s famous madam, Lizzie Lape of the White Dove on West Church Street is found in this fascinating, well researched book.   Author Debra Lape was interviewed on NPR Radio’s Sound of Applause with Dee Perry.

And watch Debra’s appearance at Heritage Hall recently:

PostcardHistoryMarionNew Book Available:
Marion in Postcards

CivilDefenseGale Martin Explains Civil Defense at Old Bomb Shelter
the Official Newsletter of the
Marion County Historical Society

HHSThe 1963 Harding Basketball Team – State Runnerup

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  1. My husband found a steel plate which was attached to two steel beams in a building in Altoona, PA. Its imprint is, “Built by Marion Steam Shovel Co. Marion, Ohio Shop Number 1878”. It is 10” wide, 23” long, ½” thick and is 22 pounds. He was wondering if you and/or anyone you might know would be interested in purchasing this for your historical archives? We are also contacting the Historical Construction Equipment Association and the Historical Society in Leroy, NY.

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