MARION COUNTY 

HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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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:

Tour of Citizens Gas & Coke Utility Plant

Visit to Carmelite Monastery

Oral History Workshops

Reprinting of Indianapolis Histories

Programs supporting local authors

 
 

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

The Extraordinary Life of Janet Flanner

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Ray Brown of the Marion County Historical Society discusses the life and times of Janet Flanner, who was born in Indianapolis in 1892 and by 1925 became a writer and correspondent in Paris for The New Yorker magazine.

Program begins at 2 o'clock in the afternoon in the Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room (Central Library, 6th floor).  

 

All are welcome.

Indianapolis Central Library, 6th Floor

40 East St. Clair Street

Indianapolis, IN 46204

Indiana War Memorial Plaza

Sunday, June 2, 2019

J. Stewart Goodwin, Brig. Gen., USAF (Ret), Executive Director of the Indiana War Memorials Commission, discusses the establishment of the War Memorial Plaza in downtown Indianapolis.

In the late 1920s, four city blocks were cleared to make way for the Indiana World War Memorial, Obelisk Square, and the American Legion Mall, which is home to the Legion's National Headquarters

building, and Cenotaph memorial.

Program begins at 2 o'clock in the afternoon in the Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room (Central Library, 6th floor) overlooking the beautiful grounds of the Memorial.  

 

All are welcome.

Indianapolis Central Library, 6th Floor

40 East St. Clair Street

Indianapolis, IN 46204

George W. Julian: Champion of the Oppressed

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Steve Barnett (Executive Director, Irvington Historical Society) presents the life of George W. Julian (1817-99), noted statesman, abolitionist, & early Irvington resident.

Program begins at 2 o'clock in the afternoon.  All are welcome.

Bona Thompson Memorial Center

5350 East University Avenue

Indianapolis, IN 46219

A History of Garfield Park

Saturday, March 2, 2019

John Hornberger (Friends of Garfield Park Treasurer) & Carol Hall (Indiana Historical Society Board Member) discuss the history of Indianapolis's oldest city park.

Garfield Arts Center

2432 Conservatory Drive, 2nd Floor

Indianapolis, IN 46203

Influenza: 1918 Day by Day

Sunday, November 18th, 2018

Speakers: Bill Beck & Bill McNiece

Indiana Medical History Museum

3045 West Vermont Street

Indianapolis, IN 46222

History of Bobbs-Merrill Company

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

Speakers: Steve Barnett & Bill Beck

Indianapolis Central Library

40 East St. Clair Street

Indianapolis, IN 46204

This event is not sponsored by the Marion County Historical Society.

 

LEADERSHIP

Board of Directors

President: William L. McNiece, Ph.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

 

CONTACT US

Marion County Historical Society

P.O. Box 2223

Indianapolis, IN 46206

Marion County Historian:

Steve Barnett

srbarnett44@yahoo.com

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.

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