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Marcus Historical Society welcomes visitors

Friday, October 29, 2010

Marcus Historical Society - Pictured is the Marcus Historical Society's Reed Center, which is located at 208 W. Cedar St. in Marcus. For more information, contact Sherree Ogren (712 376-4465) or Maxine Shea (712 376-2301). Photo contributed
MARCUS - Members of the Marcus Historical Society decided they needed to have some public hours so people can stop in to see the various exhibits.

The group's building was opened three Sundays in October and found the building was fairly busy with new visitors. They received many positive comments and decided to open it again for three more Sundays.

For the month of November, the historical building will be open on Nov. 7, 14, and 21 from 1 to 3 p.m. There will be someone there to answer your questions and take your comments. There is no charge but anyone wishing to leave money there is a free-will jar to drop your donation in. One may also join the group that meets the last Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Marcus Public Library.

The historical group has had many items on loan or just given to the group. The committee has been diligent in getting displays organized with information explaining them. These exhibits evolve as items and seasons dictate. Many have commented on the fine photos of the past, as well as the antiques on display. There are two floors of these exhibits so plan on taking at least an hour or more to enjoy the sights.

For those folks who are interested in researching their family tree, the building has a genealogy corner dedicated to those efforts. There is one room focused on those who have served our country.

Members have participated in and now organize the local cemetery walk as well as other community events.

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