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

MARION COUNTY 
HISTORICAL SOCIETY

H I S T O R I C A L

OF MARION COUNTY

TIMELINE

THIS WEEK IN INDIANAPOLIS

1924

FADELY

HISTORY

AWARD

PROGRAMS

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

TUESDAY, MARCH 19th, 2024 @ 6:30pm

Indianapolis Italian Community

Presented by Ray Brown, Marion County Historical Society

Indianapolis Special Collections Room

Central Library

40 East Saint Clair Street

Indianapolis, IN 46204

TUESDAY, APRIL 9th, 2024 @ 6:30pm

Early History of the Indianapolis Public Library

Presented by Dr. William McNiece, Marion County Historical Society

Indianapolis Special Collections Room

Central Library

40 East Saint Clair Street

Indianapolis, IN 46204

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MCHS's own Dr. William McNiece and Bill Beck discuss the 2nd and 3rd waves of the Influenza epidemic of 1918-19 on the Hoosier History Live podcast.

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, 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

The Negro National League

Our work
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ABOUT US

LEADERSHIP

Board of Directors

President: William L. McNiece, M.D.

Vice-President: (open)

Secretary: Montoya Barker

Treasurer: Bill Beck

Board Members:

Steve Barnett

Ray E. Brown, Jr.

Carol A. Hall

Gerald Phillips

Website: Carl Bates

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CONTACT

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.

Background images taken from a postcard depicting First Baptist Church, northeast corner of Vermont & Michigan Streets, circa 1910.

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