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Marion County Historical Society * P.O. Box 2223 * Indianapolis IN 46206

Our Next Program

Friday, August 7, 2015 - 5:00 p.m.
History of Architecture Tour of the Indiana State Fair Grounds

Location: DNR Building - Indiana State Fair Grounds

Presenter: Paul Diebold

The Marion County Historical Society invites you to join a History and Architecture Tour of the Indiana State Fair Grounds beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 7th. The tour will cover the origins of the fair, history of activities at the fair, and the architecture and engineering of some of the buildings. Paul Diebold, Assistant Director of Preservation Services, Historic Preservation and Archaeology, Indiana Department of Natural Resources, will lead the tour. The tour will depart from the front of the DNR building on the Indiana State Fair Grounds. It will utilize one of the Indiana State Fair Trolleys, which will arrive for loading about 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour. Participation in the tour is first come, first served and limited to the capacity of the trolley or about 30 people. There is no charge for the tour but there is an admission charge for entry to the fair. The tour will take about 1 hour.

2015 Calendar

The Marion County Historical Society has finalized the schedule of events for 2015. Please visit our Events page for details:

Who We Are

The Marion County Historical Society (MCHS) is a non-profit organization that was established in 1961 for all those interested in the history and culture of Marion County, Indiana. It was originally formed to advocate for historically significant architecture in downtown Indianapolis, but it now also includes programs and activities that explore and preserve our local heritage.

What We Do

Through a variety of programs, conferences, grants and publications, MCHS works to develop community awareness of our past and its impact on the present and future. Past programs have included:

Please direct your questions to us about Marion County, Indiana local history information only. We are not a genealogy society and we have no holdings or archives. For genealogy information, please contact the Indiana Genealogical Society or the Genealogical Society of Marion County.

The Indiana State Library can help you with obituaries and information from old newspapers. Other sources to contact are: the Indiana Historical Society and the vertical files in the Indianapolis Public Library branches.