About the Museum

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.

While a web site can't really give you the experience of being here, we do hope that our site can provide you with a sense of the history we are striving to preserve. We hope your visit is pleasant.

History & Foundation (1986)

In 1986, the Marion County Commission offered the former home of county sheriffs, built around 1912, to the Society for use as a museum. It opened on Labor Day, 1986. Rooms in the house represent different eras in United States history. It features furnishing and artifacts of several historical periods. The emphasis is on West Virginia's history and contribution to our nation.

National Registry of Historic Places

The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation's historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America's historic and archeological resources.

West Virginia Association of Museums

The Mountain State has many treasures that we invite you to explore. If you are associated with a West Virginia museum in any way, this website can provide you with valuable resources and a network of support from other museums professionals.

The mission of the West Virginia Association of Museums is to: "serve, educate, advocate for, and enhance communications within the museum community." By listening to its members, serving their interests, and keeping the members abreast of current standards and activities on a national scale WVAM works to benefit the institutions, professionals, volunteers, and others interested in the museums of the Mountain State. We invite your input and involvement.