Genealogy Society meeting to focus on history of Sawyer Ludwig Park and Sanitarium

The Marion Area Genealogy Society will hold their monthly meeting on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 10:00am. Guest speaker, Randy Winland, will give a presentation on the history of the Sawyer Ludwig Park and Sanitarium. The meeting, which is free and open to the public, will be held at the Marion County Historical Society, 169 […]

Time Traveler’s Ball is Saturday

The Marion County Historical Society is inviting everyone to join them for their Time Traveler’s Ball at Tri-River’s Career Center in Marion on May 9, 2015 from 7:00pm to 11:00pm for a “fun-filled evening visiting the past, present, alternate past and future.” Attendees can look forward to dancing, demonstrations of historic crafts, watching a pirate […]

Ohio Statehouse honors 150 years since Lincoln lay in state

One-hundred and fifty years ago, more than 2 percent of the state’s population walked through the Statehouse Rotunda to view their fallen president. From 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on April 29, 1865, Abraham Lincoln, the “savior of the Union,” lay in state in the Rotunda. During the viewing, an estimated 50,000 Ohioans passed through […]

Marion Genealogy Society honors new “First Family” members, learns about the Steamship Sultana

The Marion Area Genealogy Society held their annual First Families/Civil War Banquet on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at the Prospect Street Methodist Church. After a brief business meeting, guest speaker Fred Malone, of the Marion County Historical Society, gave a presentation on the Steamship Sultana. In addition, two members were honored for being descended from […]

Exhibits will come to life during annual “Night at Heritage Hall”

On March 27 and 28, 2015 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 […]

Visitors to get unique look at the Harding Home during special event

If you like a bit of mystery, then your invited to participate in a different type of program at the Harding Home Presidential Site. Their staff has chosen a few of its favorite objects from the vast Harding Home Collections, some of which you’ve never seen before, to share with attendees. The staff will tell […]

Marion Genealogy Society elects new officers; first meeting of the year is Saturday

The Marion Area Genealogy Society recently elected their 2015 officers, including Susan Matthews as President. The group will hold their first program meeting of the year on Saturday, March 7. In addition to Matthews, the following individuals will serve as officers: Paula Burns, Treasurer; Ronda Snyder, Co-Corresponding Secretary; Lisa Carlyle, Vice-President, Pam Schweinfurth, Secretary; Franklin […]

Harding Symposium to illuminate modern first ladies, former U.S. Chief of Protocol to speak

President Warren G. Harding’s wife, Florence, is considered the first of the “modern” first ladies.  The role of the presidents’ wives from Mrs. Harding’s day in the 1920s forward will be the theme of this year’s Warren G. Harding Symposium at The Ohio State University at Marion, July 17th and 18th, 2015. Titled “The Modern […]

Program to explore what Marion was like during World War II

When many people think of the sacrifices made during World War II by the “greatest generation”, they focus on the young men who fought to help maintain our freedom and that of millions of others around the world. Sometimes forgotten are the sacrifices of those who stayed on the home front and, in their own […]

Annual Fireside Chats kick off Thursday with discussion on Harding’s family doctor

The Harding Home Presidential Site will kick off their annual Fireside Chats on Thursday, January 29, 2015 with discussion on the Hardings’ family doctor, Charles Sawyer. The chats start at 7:00 p.m. at Ohio State Marion’s Guthery Room in Maynard Hall. The fireside chats schedule includes: January 29: The Family Doctor: Charles Sawyer & the […]