Marion County Historical Society
The Marion County Historical Society (MCHS), founded in 1969, has nurtured interest in local history through publishing, lectures, special events, children’s programming and the operation of The Marion County Historical Society Museum.
In May, 1989 the Society purchased Marion’s “Old Post Office,” renaming it “Heritage Hall.” This National Register building is now the Society’s headquarters and museum.
Today, the Marion County Historical Society remains committed to collecting, preserving, and interpreting Marion County’s history and wishes to encourage the participation and support of new members within this motivated group of visionaries.
The Society’s collections include artifacts, documents, and photographs that are used in exhibitions and programs meant to enhance understanding of Marion County’s rich history, from prehistoric times, through early white settlement, the industrial boom of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, to the present day. MCHS’s Harding Presidential Collections chronicle the life and career of Warren G. Harding of Marion, 29th President of the United States.