Friday, April 25, 2014 - 5:00 to 6:00 pm
Virginia Avenue: Layers of History (Walking Tour)
Please join the Marion County Historical Society in front of the Calvin Fletcher Coffee House at 615 Virginia Avenue at 5:00 pm to walk through a century of history. We will begin with the story of Calvin Fletcher’s property which developed into the homes and businesses of various ethnic groups and a high school. The walk will take approximately one hour and will cover approximately one mile. Carol Hall will be giving the talk. Carol Hall is on the board of the Marion County Historical Society and a former president.
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.
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.
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 Archives can help you with obituaries and information from old newspapers. Other sources to contact are: the Indiana Historical Society, the Indiana State Library, and the vertical files in the Indianapolis Public Library branches.