MARION COUNTY 

HISTORICAL SOCIETY

I N D I A N A P O L I S

H I S T O R I C A L

OF MARION COUNTY

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THIS WEEK IN INDIANAPOLIS

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Sunday, November 21, 2021 :: 2:00pm

Polio in Indianapolis,
a timeline

Please join us virtually on Sunday, November 21st at 2:00 pm EST for "Polio in Indianapolis, a timeline" presented jointly by the Indiana Medical History Museum and the Marion County Historical Society.


Dr. Bill McNiece will present a timeline of polio in Indianapolis and the growth of polio as a public health concern and the development of vaccines, as published in Indianapolis newspapers. Long-time Indianapolis resident Bill Beck and childhood polio survivor Dr. Steve Dierdorf will share their first-person recollections of the disease. The panel will also discuss the state of polio today.


All are welcome.

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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: (open)

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.