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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

TIMELINE

THIS WEEK IN INDIANAPOLIS

1922

FADELY

HISTORY

AWARD

 

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

From Fields to Highways:

The Story of International Harvester & the Indianapolis Engine Works

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by Steven R. Barnett, Marion County Historian

Bona Thompson Memorial Center

5350 E. University Avenue

Sunday, December 4th, 2022

2 o'clock

A tour of the Terry Hankins IH Museum will follow the program.

Sponsored by the Marion County Historical Society

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MCHS

Topics We're Working on for 2023:

L.S. Ayres & Co. Department Store

The White Plague (Tuberculosis)

Duesenberg Automobile & Motors Company

Kingan Co. & Meatpacking in Indianapolis

Indigenous Peoples Day

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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

The Negro National League

 
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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 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.