MARION COUNTY 

HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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H I S T O R I C A L

OF MARION COUNTY

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Saturday, October 9, 2021 :: 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Marion County Historical Society Presents:
Jared Carter

Ray E. Brown, Jr. will give an overview of local poet Jared Carter's life and works, and illustrate his remarks with historic and biographical photographs.

 

Carter, originally from the central Indiana town of Elwood, Wendell Willkie's hometown, has been an Indianapolis resident since 1969, and the recipient of national awards and honors for his poetry. He and his wife, Diane Carter, will attend the lecture.

 

The event will be held in the Indianapolis Special Collections Room on the 6th floor of Central Library, which can be reached by elevator.  An exhibit of the author's books may be found in the Atrium of the library.

Through a variety of programs, conferences, grants, and publications, the Marion County Historical Society works to develop community awareness of the city of Indianapolis's past and its impact on the present and future.

All are welcome.

Jared Carter

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Check out Hoosier History Live's October 24th show "Influenza Epidemic of 1918-19: The second and third waves, recovery" featuring Marion County Historical Society's own Bill McNiece & Bill Beck.

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OUR WORK

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.  Recent past programs have included:

Unigov: The Creation of Modern Indianapolis

The Mansions of Marian University

2021 Indianapolis Bicentennial Celebration Plan

The 1918 Pandemic: Indianapolis Confronts the Spanish Influenza

The Extraordinary Life of Janet Flanner

The History of Bobbs-Merrill Company

 
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LEADERSHIP

Board of Directors

President: William L. McNiece, M.D.

Vice-President: (open)

Secretary: Stephen Lane II

Treasurer: Bill Beck

Board Members:

Steve Barnett

Ray E. Brown, Jr.

Carol A. Hall

Gerald Phillips

Website: Carl Bates

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CONTACT US

Marion County Historical Society

P.O. Box 2223

Indianapolis, IN 46206

membership@mchsindy.org

Marion County Historian:

Steve Barnett

srbarnett44@yahoo.com

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

Looking for information on the city of Marion, Indiana? Try the Grant County Historical Society.

To join the Marion County Historical Society, go here.