From the past; comes our future...

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Preserving the past of Marshall County for future generations since 1908

Upcoming Events

  • Chalet on Main is visiting the Mansion! Stop by on the third Thursday of each month from 11-6 for fashion, food, and fun!
  • Thursday, August 15, 2019, 6:00 p.m.: History on Third Thursday "History of The Iowa River" by Gary Brandenburg at the Grimes Farm Nature Center, 2349 233rd St, Marshalltown, IA 50158.
  • Sunday, August 18, 2019, 1:30 p.m. Genealogy Interest Group Meeting: The Genealogy Interest Group of the Historical Society of Marshall County will meet at Riverside Cemetery. Program will be "Tombstone Cleaning & Grave Locating". Anyone is welcome to attend.  The meeting will conclude at 3:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 15, 2019, 1:30 p.m. Genealogy Interest Group Meeting: "Tips on Finding Information on" at the Marshalltown Public Library, 105 W Boone St, Marshalltown, IA 50158
  •  Thursday, September 19, 2019, 6:00 p.m. History on Third Thursday: "Beginning Genealogy" by Kevin Spire at the Marshalltown Public Library,  105 W Boone St, Marshalltown, IA 50158
  • Sunday, September 22, 2019, 2 p.m. Immaculate Conception Cemetery Walk & Tours     There will be a public cemetery walk at the Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Haverhill on September 22 at 2:00 p.m. followed by tours of Immaculate Conception Church and the Edel Blacksmith Shop. The purpose is to explore the history of the cemetery and the family histories of those buried there, including Matthew Edel, who crafted several of the markers in his blacksmith shop. St. Francis of Assisi Parish coordinators invite any family member to give a short talk about family members buried in the cemetery. They also welcome written histories for those who are unable to be there in person. Join us at the Haverhill Social Club for more history following the tours.
    For more information and/or to volunteer to help with this project, contact Denise Determan at (641) 691-3508.




History on Third Thursday evening events are free and open to the public, with light refreshments served following the program. Program locations will be specified for each month, dependent on our ability to secure space, due to tornado damage to our Historical Museum.