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Grant County Historical Society


P.O. Box 1951
Marion, Indiana 46952

The general purpose of the Grant County Historical Society is to collect, preserve, research, publish and interpret the heritage of Grant County, Indiana, and thereby to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of our county's history, art and natural environment by all.
The Grant County Historical Society meets quarterly in January, April, July, and October on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Meetings feature programs about our community's local history and other related topics. Field trips are periodically scheduled, and special meetings may be called. Please visit the Grant County Historical Society's Facebook page for detailed information concerning meetings.
The Grant County Genealogy Society merged with the Grant County Historical Society in 2003 to strengthen our effort to preserve both our individual histories and our community's collective memory. The genealogical record is vitally important in the context of our total history.
Artifacts collected by the Grant County Historical Society are given to the Marion Public Library for museum display. The Museum is a department of Marion Public Library and is located in the historic Carnegie building at 600 South Washington Street, Marion. Society members volunteer as docents when there are traveling exhibits in the Museum.
If additional information is needed about programs and activities, contact the President of the Historical Society.

Officers of the Society:

President       Kay Dougherty
Vice-President and Newsletter Editor       Sue Israel 765-662-1298
Secretary       Sally Bancroft
Treasurer       Margaret Wilson
Webmaster       Jonie Riddle
Program Committee       John Bradley
Jim Dougherty
Stan Steiner
"Perhaps the most interesting phase of history is that of one's locality." - Quote from A Century of Development - Grant County, Richard Simons, editor, 1937. Understanding our own personal history and our locality's history provides a good base for interpreting national and world events.
Grant County has a rich history - please join us in the endeavor to collect and preserve this history for future generations.





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