Three chosen as 2016 Class of Great Ohioans

The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) and the Capitol Square Foundation has announced the recipients of the 2016 “Great Ohioans Award.” The 2016 honorees were presented by the Capitol Square Foundation and unanimously approved by the CSRAB board. The three individuals were selected from nominations submitted by citizens and organizations throughout Ohio. The […]

Historical Society holding annual meeting, potluck, and book signing

The annual meeting of the Marion County Historical Society will be held on December 5, 2015 at 10:00 A.M in the auditorium of Heritage Hall located at 169 East Church Street, Marion, Ohio. Elections of officers, year-end reports, and recognition of volunteers will be the highlights of the meeting. The meeting will be followed by […]

Marion man honored as part of 2015 Veterans Hall of Fame class

The Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame will induct the Class of 2015 in a ceremony at 11 a.m. November 5 at the Lincoln Theater in Columbus. The Ohio veterans’ community and the public are cordially invited to attend and honor the 20 Ohioans, including a Marion man, in this year’s class as they join the […]

Historical Society holding annual Travel Through Time event

On September 19, 2015 from 10AM to 5PM and September 20 from 10AM to 4:30PM the Marion County Historical Society presents a walk through the 18th and 19th century at Sawyer-Ludwig Park  in Marion. Visitors can meet Native Americans, militia, settlers and soldiers as they step back in time with encampments, period food, and crafters. […]

Lincoln Highway to receive special Ohio license plate

A special license plate featuring the familiar red, white and blue Lincoln Highway logo has been awarded to The Ohio Lincoln Highway Historic Byway thanks to State Senator Clifford Hite, Findlay, who introduced the bill last year. The new plate will also include the declaration:  “America’s First Coast-to-Coast Road” The new vanity plate will be […]

‘The Real Boardwalk Empire’ reveals shadowy stories of Harding administration

Remember the hit HBO series Boardwalk Empire? Some of the main characters were plucked from the administration of President Warren G. Harding, but what was truth and what was fiction? Harding Home Presidential Site researcher Jon Andersen will lead a program about some of those shady people in “The Real Boardwalk Empire” at 7 p.m. […]

Blast from the Past returns to Historical Society for 15th year

Returning for its fifteenth summer, “Blast from the Past” will give kids ages 8-12 an opportunity to learn more about a wide variety of topics all tied to Marion history.  Beginning on July 9, 2015 and continuing on each Thursday in July, a group of Marion County Historical Society volunteers work to make Heritage Hall […]

Free program to explore the history of Marion’s theaters

While most residents of Marion are familiar with the Palace Theatre, some may not be aware that numerous other theatres once provided entertainment opportunities as well. Among these were the Wigwam, Grand Opera House/Ohio Theatre, State, Orpheum, and Germania Park Pavilion just to name a few. On June 25, 2015, author Scott Hoffman will review […]

Harding Home to show silent movies on the lawn

Silent film star Buster Keaton, known for his comical timing and deadpan facial expressions, will be featured at the second annual Harding Home Silent Movie Night on Thursday, June 18, 2015. The casual event will be held at 7 p.m. in the large tent in the side yard of the Harding Home Presidential Site, 380 […]

First lady gowns featured in new exhibit at Kuhn Gallery

As their husbands took office, what generated excitement in the society pages often was not the content of the new president’s speech as much as the gown the new first lady wore to the inauguration. As part of the 2015 Warren G. Harding Symposium, The Ohio State University at Marion is hosting an exhibition of […]