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 Wednesday through Sunday from April through October. 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.

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

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It’s Time for the Annual Meeting, Potluck and Book Signing at Heritage Hall!

The Annual meeting of the Marion County Historical Society will be held on December 5 at 10:00 A.M in the auditorium of Heritage Hall located at 169 East Church Street, Marion, Ohio. Elections of officers, followed by year-end reports, and recognition of active volunteers will be the highlights of the meeting.
The meeting will be followed by a potluck lunch at approximately 11:30 A.M.

At 1:00 PM, the Book Signing featuring Marion County and other Ohio authors will take place in the Museum Lobby and Atrium. Attending members will receive a discount in the Gift Shop as well. The event provides an opportunity for visitors to shop for books covering a wide range of topics and, in several cases, to meet the authors and have them sign their books!

As an added bonus, admission to Heritage Hall and the Wyandot Popcorn Museum will be free for the event. Visitors can view the current exhibit “From Soldiers to Businessmen” which tells the story of the growth of Marion immediately after the Civil War, and enjoy a box of freshly popped popcorn while shopping for holiday purchases in the Museum Gift Shop.

2015 Dinner with the Presidents was a big success – plan now for next year’s two date event – October 22 and November 5! Tickets go on sale January 4, 2016

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!

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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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