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DINNER THEATER: The Marion County Historical Society, Inc. will be having a Dinner Theater on May 17, 2014, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m at Central United Methodist Church. We are proud to present Patty Cooper as Harriet Beecher Stowe.
Linda Jack is the Caterer. Tickets must be purchased by May 14th at the Museum between 10-2 Mon. through Sat. or by malling a check to: MCHS, P.O. Box 1636, Fairmont, WV. Questions: call 33304-367-5398 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost is $22 for MCHS members or $25.00 non-members
After the Civil War, the Stowes moved to Florida. There were multiple reasons for their decision. The Beechers and the Stowes knew that racial equality required more than legislation; it also required education. Stowe's brother Charles Beecher (1815-1900) opened a Florida school to teach emancipated people, and he urged Calvin and Harriet Stowe to join him.
FUZZY KNIGHT FILM FESTIVAL
Join us on Tuesday May 20, May 27 and June 3, at 7:00 pm tocelebrate the life and film career of Fairmont native Fuzzy Knight.
Bring the family and enjoy complimentary popcorn, snacks anddrinks while screening a few of Fuzzy Knight’s many motion pictures. Admission is free.
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Above: West Augusta Historical Society at Expo 2014. Judy Efaw and Olive Marie Utt with Jaylen Lee. Below: GFWC Woman's Club of Fairmont at the History Expo promoting the historic Thomas & Annie Fleming mansion
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.
At the museum, the sheriff's office and jail are special attractions. Kids always love to have their photos taken in one of the jail cells. Future plans include using jail cells as exhibit areas and turning the house itself back into a historic home open for regular tours and informal weddings.
Activist Lenna Lowe Yost