Knighting ceremony by Queen Elizabeth part of 2018 Time Travellers’ Faire

Have you ever wished you could be a princess? Or a knight? The Marion County Historical Society wants to grant your wish. Queen Elizabeth I, from the Ohio Renaissance Festival, will conduct a knighting ceremony at the Time Travellers’ Faire on Saturday, April 21st at Tri-Rivers Career Center from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. In […]

Historical Society set for 12th annual “A Night at Heritage Hall”

On March 23 and 24, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, the Marion County Historical Society will present the 12th Annual “A Night at Heritage Hall” an evening of self-guided flashlight tours throughout Heritage Hall, a historic 1910 Federal Post Office converted into the Heritage Hall Museum. As visitors tour by flashlight (provided), around […]

Paleontology program offered at Tallgrass Trail

The Marion County Park District will be hosting Paleontology in the Park at the Tallgrass Trail Nature Center, 2093 Holland Road West on Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 1:00 PM until 5:30 PM. This program is suitable for children and adults of all ages. Those completing 4 of the 10 activities will receive free 450 […]

Harding Symposium commemorates 100th anniversary of “The Great War”

The Ohio State University at Marion in collaboration with the Harding Home Presidential Site, the Ohio History Connection, Marion Technical College, the Marion Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Marion Public Library, welcome presidential enthusiasts and historians from across the country to the 2017 Warren G. Harding Symposium, “The Great War: How America Came […]

Historical Society holding evening with Lincoln & Grant

In April of 1865, President Abraham Lincoln had reason to celebrate. General Robert E. Lee, commander of the Army of the Confederate States of America, had surrendered his troops at Appomattox Courthouse in Virginia to General Ulysses S. Grant, commander of the Union Army. While skirmishes were still occurring, the war was essentially over. Lincoln […]

Annual museum and membership rummage sale at Heritage Hall this weekend

The Marion County Historical Society is having a Museum and Membership Rummage sale on Saturday April 15, 2017 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  Friday April 14  from […]

OhioHealth makes long term commitment to Harding 2020 project

In 1920, the nation’s attention turned to Marion, Ohio during Senator Warren G. Harding’s “front porch” presidential campaign. One hundred years later, Marion will again be at center stage as we celebrate the centennial of Harding’s successful campaign and highlight his White House legacy. The Ohio History Connection and Marion Technical College are working together […]

Memory Lane

This guest column was written by Bob Goyer, Community Relations Director of Kingston Residence of Marion Remember the days of old; consider the generations long past. Ask your father and he will tell you, your elders and they will explain to you. Deuteronomy 32:7 I have been going down memory lane recently. For most of […]

Community Foundation provides kickstart to endowment for Harding 2020 project

The Harding 2020 project received a significant boost from Marion Community Foundation. Marion Community Foundation has awarded a grant of $31,250 to the Harding Home and Presidential Center project, and intends to provide similar awards over the next 8 years for a total of $250,000 in support. This is in addition to the $225,000 previously […]

Marion Palace Theatre receives State Historic Preservation Office award

Each year, the Ohio History Connection, State Historic Preservation Office recognizes achievements in historic preservation by presenting awards in two categories: Public Education and Awareness and Preservation Merit. The Preservation Merit Award is for preserving Ohio’s prehistory, history, architecture, or culture. The Palace Cultural Arts Association along with Quality Masonry Company, Inc. and Schooley Caldwell […]