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Preserving the past of Marshall County for future generations since 1908

Upcoming Events

History on Third Thursday
Friends Appreciation & Annual Meeting

have been postponed, per CDC and government guidelines regarding social distancing.  


POSTPONED: Saturday, June 20, 2020 12-5 p.m. Historic Home Tour! Tickets are $25, children under 12 free, tickets available in advance at the Mansion and at the Marshalltown Central Business District office. Celebrate the architectural history of Marshalltown with a tour of six homes. More information to come! 



A note from the Genealogy Interest Group:

Because it appears that the COVID-19 pandemic will not be ending anytime soon and public meeting rooms have not yet reopened at our preferred sites, we will not hold Genealogy Interest Group meetings the rest of this year.  We will reassess the possibilities when we reach 2021.  Also, as most of you probably know, we lost our valued friend, member, and planning partner, Jay Carollo, on August 23.  If you missed this sad news, his obituary is posted at

For the time being, here is an opportunity you might consider as a way to continue your genealogy education:
The next RootsTech conference, sponsored by FamilySearch, will also be a virtual event and will be held February 25-27, 2021.   Registration is now open and free to everyone.  Here is the link:
We will pass along any other learning opportunities and tips as we become aware of them.  We are missing all of you...stay safe.
Judy Nanke and Theresa Williams
Historical Society of Marshall County Genealogy Interest Group






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 program.


All proceeds from paid events, public and private, support the ongoing mission and operations of the Historical Society of Marshall County. Thank you for your support!