Marion County Historical Society to hold 2016 annual meeting

The annual meeting of the Marion County Historical Society will be held on December 3, 2016 at 10:00am in the auditorium of Heritage Hall located at 169 East Church Street, Marion, Ohio. Included will be financial and other reports, recognition of active volunteers, and election of officers. The meeting will be followed by a German […]

Marion Historical Society hosting two nights of “Dinner with the Presidents”

On October 22 and November 5, 2016 at the META Solutions (TRECA) building on Delaware Avenue in Marion, the Marion County Historical Society will present their 7th annual season of Dinner with the Presidents. Guests will dine on presidential favorites and have the opportunity to discuss life in the White House with former United States […]

Marion Library to host Withrow, local collectors asked to show-and-tell

Marion Public Library July Summer History series continues with a presentation from a well-known Marion resident. Mary Ellen Withrow and More, starts at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at the Marion Public Library. Mary Ellen will share some great stories and a few of her most treasured pieces collected while holding national, state […]

Ohio once again at center of presidential politics

Ohio State Marion’s annual Warren G. Harding Symposium takes aim at presidential politics, offering a front row seat to this year’s political pandering and the “traveling circus” toward electing the next President of the United States With the 2016 Republican National Convention set to take place in Cleveland, Ohio July 18-21, and a never ending […]

Burns recognized for connection to Marion’s First Families

The Marion Area Genealogy Society recently held their annual First Families of Marion County luncheon for 2016. Paula Burns was recognized for adding additional ancestors who qualified. Burns was able to trace back and prove her relationship to certain ancestors and their residence in Marion County all the way back to 1825. To learn more […]

Annual Time Traveller’s Ball is this weekend

You are invited to join the Marion County Historical Society at Tri-Rivers Career Center in Marion on May 7, 2016 from 7 PM to 10 PM for an evening visiting the past, present, alternate past and future.  Come as you are, or as you want to be, from anywhere, anytime. Enjoy dancing, demonstrations of historic […]

Vietnam Traveling Museum holding open house in Marion

There will be a open house to see The Vietnam Experience Traveling Museum on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at the American Legion Post 584, 142 Olney Avenue in Marion. The open house will run from 3pm to 8pm and is free to the public. For more information, call 740-389-1394.

History set to come alive by flashlight at “Night at Heritage Hall”

On March 25 and 26, 2016 from 7 PM to 9:00 PM, the Marion County Historical Society will present the 9th  annual  “A Night at Heritage Hall” an evening of self-guided flashlight tours throughout Heritage Hall, a historic 1910 Federal Post Office converted into a museum. As visitors tour by flashlight, (provided) around every corner […]

102 year old Graham honored by Kingston

Kingston Residence of Marion recently celebrated their January’s Resident Spotlight. The resident spotlighted was June LaVonne (Beaver) Graham. June was born on June 24, 1913 which makes her 102+ years old. June was married to Chester “Chet” Graham for 62 yrs. and 8 months. She has 3 children (all girls), 7 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and […]

Marion farm included in new additions to state’s historic farms

In 2015, the Ohio Department of Agriculture recognized 114 new century or bicentennial farms owned by the same family for at least 100 or 200 consecutive years. There are now more than 1,200 farms registered across the state in the Ohio’s Historic Family Farms program. The farms included the McKinniss Farm in Marion County which […]