Annual Members Dinner at CUMC, Sunday December 8th at 1pm. Baked Steak Dinner c atered by Linda Jack, $12.00. Everyone welcome.


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ANNUAL MEMBERS DINNER: The price will be going up from $10 to $12 to meet costs. The MCHS has been subsidizing these dinners in the past. We hope everyone understands. Thank you. Baked Steak with all the fxings catered by Linda Jack.
December 8th, 1pm at CUMC.

The  Marion County Museum will be holding its  Annual Christmas Open House in conjunction with the Feast of the Seven Fishes from 10 -4 on December 14th.  Music, caroling and home-made tidbits will be present for your enjoyment.  Come visit us. Look at our gift selections for the season.

MCHS Meetings Reminder
Your Society meets on the 4th Saturday of every month [except November & December] at 10:30 am at Central United Methodist Church on Fairmont Avenue. Membership Dues are due NOW!

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Christmas Tree with Twinkling lights

AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer
The Marion County Historical Society,Inc. is excited to have been chosen for one of the 11 positions in the state  to have been granted a full-time AmeriCorps Person. We interviewed persons from all over the United States and we chose Ravin Thomas, a recentFairmont State University graduate with a Major in Publicity and Media. Ravin became interested in our local history when she took several classes under Dr. Judy Byers at the Folklife Center. Our Executive Board, Dora Kay Grubb, Guy Williams, Christa Greco, Royal Watts, JoAnn Lough and Elizabeth Swiger, were impressed with her ideas, enthusiasm, willingness to explore and design new programs. Her first three projects are to begin creating displays for the Jail Project, recruiting new members and working with the Civil War Projects. She will also assist with our partnerships with other organizations on combined programs. Raven is working full-time, so drop in and introduce yourself.

>Click here for a link to a recent article about Raven in the Fairmont Times West Virginian<


Sheriffs Residence Christmas Ornament

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The Marion County Historical Society & Museum hosts a collection of amazing and diverse artifacts from past centuries. The museum and the society provide a connection to the events, times, fashions and culture of days past; everyone, regardless of age, can appreciate the fascinating history waiting here that can be explored time and time again.

Marion County was created in 1842 as part of the Commonwealth of Virginia; on June 20, 1863, West Virginia became the 35th state of the United States of America.