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Marion City Historical Museum

Address: 501 E. Main
Marion, KS 66861
Telephone Number: 620.382.9134

Website: www.marionks.com/museum.php

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The Marion County Museum was opened to the public during the Old Settlers Centennial Celebration in August, 1961.  The Centennial Time Capsule was sealed and dedicated.  The child’s burial vault contains bits of treasure representing the first 100 years in Marion.  The museum is the former Baptist church built in 1882 and located at the northeast corner of the city park on 623 East Main. 
 
It seems there are always fun things going on in the museum.  A new addition is the Santa Fe Trail mystery box. Visitors stick their hands in holes and guess the object inside.  Each item is an object important to riders on the Santa Fe Trail.  There are many trail artifacts on display.
 
Museum Director, Cynthia Blount, is an ace detective when it comes to digging up historical information.  She will be glad to assist in your quest for data concerning your family tree or ancestral home.


Open Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  ; Sunday 12-2 p.m.          

 Marion Historical Museum
The building was formerly the home of the Baptist Congregation.  It was constructed in 1882.  For a few years in the early part of the 20th Century, the Baptists and Presbyterians shared a  minister.  It was name the Federated Presbyterian and Baptist Church.  Both churches maintained their own Sunday Schools during this time.  The partnership was dissolved in 1925 when both churches were able to support a minister on their own.

 

contact info
Margo Yates
203 North Third
Marion, KS 66861
Phone: 620.382.3425
Fax: 620.382.3993
 
Randy Collett
208 E. Santa Fe
Marion, KS 66861
Phone: 620.382.3703
Fax: 620.382.3993
 
 
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