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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

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: marionhistorical@yahoo.com 
Cost is $22 for MCHS members or $25.00 non-members   


Harriet believed her purpose in life was to write. She wrote over thirty books but her most famous work  “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” exposed the truth about the greatest social injustice of her day—human slavery.
“I wrote what I did because as a woman, as a mother, I was oppressed and broken-hearted with the sorrows and injustice I saw, because as a Christian I felt the dishonor to Christianity, because as a lover of my county, I trembled at the coming day of wrath."

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.
http://www.harrietbeecherstowecenter.org/

Welcome April!
Hello Friends and History Lovers!

FUZZY KNIGHT FILM FESTIVALFuzzy Knight

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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West Augusta at the Expo 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 mansionWoman's Club of Fairmont at History Expo 2014


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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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
(January 25, 1878-May 7, 1972)
Lenna Yost
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