The purpose of the Grant County Historical Society is to collect, preserve, research, publish, and interpret the heritage of Grant County, Indiana, to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of our county’s history, art, and natural environment.


The Grant County Historical Society meets quarterly in January, April, July, and October on the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. Meetings feature programs about our community’s 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 about 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 its in the historic Carnegie building at 600 S. Washington St., Marion. Society members volunteer as docents when there are traveling exhibits in the Museum.

President: Robbie Blue

Vice president: Kay Dougherty

Secretary: Sally Bancroft

Treasurer: Margaret Wilson

Program committee: John Bradley, P.J. Culley, Stan Steiner

“Perhaps the most interesting phase of history is that of one’s locality.” – 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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600 S. Washington St.

Marion, IN 46953

Fax: 765-668-2911


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Indiana History: Open to the public by appointment only: Sign up in the box to the right under Schedule now.

Librarians available by phone

Mon-Fri: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Requests may be made by phone or by form

Museum: Closed

Free parking in the lot behind the library & on the streets surrounding the library. (Remember that Washington, 7th, Boots, and 6th streets are one-way, as is the MPL drive off of 6th Street.)


Sheltered bus stop on Washington St.


Bike racks in front & back;

a limited number of locks available

for checkout from the Circulation Desk. 

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