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Preserving the past of Marshall County for future generations since 1908

Upcoming Events

History on Third Thursday 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

  • POSTPONED: July 19, 2018, 6:30 p.m.: History on Third Thursday "History of the Iowa State Fair - Our State Fair Is A Great State Fair (But You Already Knew That!)" by Humanities Iowa speaker Mary Kay Shanley. NOTE: due to the tornado that occurred that afternoon, this program will be reschedule for a future date.
  • August 16-19, 2018: Iowa Lincoln Highway Association Motor Tour. Registrants will be enjoying lunch at the Mowry Irvine Mansion  on August 18.
  • POSTPONED: August 16, 2018: History on Third Thursday, "Citizen Spotlight: John Mowry" will be held at the Mowry Irvine Mansion, 503 W. Main St. NOTE: due to the tornado that occurred that afternoon, this program will be reschedule for a future date.
  • September 20, 2018: History on Third Thursday "The Obituary - Yours or Someone Else's" by Humanities Iowa speaker Mary Kay Shanley. NOTE: Location of this program TBD
  • December 2018 "Annual Holiday Dinner" Details TBA...stay tuned! The dinner will be held at Binford House, 110 North 2nd Avenue.