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Sat: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sun: 1-4 p.m.

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765.668.2900

 

600 S. Washington St.

Marion, IN 46953

mpl@marion.lib.in.us

Fax: 765-668-2911

Transportation

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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LOCAL HISTORY

History is alive

History is being made every day in Grant County. And so are the pieces of history that are on this page.

Stay tuned.

Weaver

Weaver was a settlement of free African-Americans in Liberty Township in southern Grant County. The first families arrived in the early 1840s, and a decade later, it became a farming community.

By the 1880s, Weaver had about 2,000 residents and had its own school, church, Post Office, general store, and blacksmith.

Here are some brief audio segments from a radio interview from February 2019 on Good Morning, Grant County on WBAT, 1400 AM. Hosts Tim George and Ed Breen interview historians Dr. Kersten Priest and Barbara Stevenson-Spurgeon, and Rhonda Stoffer, head of Genealogy and Indiana History for Marion Public Library.

Weaver Interview, Part 1 - Good Morning, Grant County
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Weaver Interview, Part 2 - Good Morning, Grant County
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