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


Our Next Program

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 5:00 pm
Richard Hornberger Memorial Walk at Garfield Park

The Marion County Historical Society is holding the Richard Hornberger Memorial Garfield Park Walk on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 5:00 pm. As proposed by Mr. Hornberger prior to his untimely death, this year's walk will focus on Garfield Gardens and the east side of the park. It will include some area neighborhood history and the park's horticultural history. This walk will be led by Carol Hall, area resident and member of the MCHS Board. The walk will begin at the parking lot just north of the Conservatory and encompass some neighborhood history along Shelby Street and horticultural history of the park.

2014 Calendar

The Marion County Historical Society is in the process of finalizing the schedule of events for 2014. These planned events are divided into two categories. The first category, Programs, will be traditional presentations related to the topic at an associated venue. The second category, Walking Tours, will be less formal tours with a short presentation on the historical topic followed by an informal discussion and beverage near the site of the tour.

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.