Marcus Historical Society
Marcus Historical Society Up Coming Events
The Marcus Historical Society will once again present our Annual Cemetery Walk. A change has been made from our usual Saturday evening time to Sunday afternoon October 6, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. We will meet first at the Marcus/Amherst and Holy Name cemeteries to begin our presentation of family histories. Following the presentations at the cemeteries, we will move to the Methodist Church for more detailed histories. JR Pearson’s trolley, pulled by Rus Hansen’s tractor, will again be available to those wishing to ride around the cemetery. Meet the trolley at the Methodist Church parking lot.
We have five presenters this year with extensive family histories.
Marsha Heaston will present the history of her grandparents Fred and Grace Knox and a long line of ancestors who have lived in Marcus. Names such as Nield, Jungers, Barwick, Miller, Pool, and Patton have connections to the Knox family.
Everyone has a story of some kind to tell. A memory of school days, working in a store, a sporting event, your former neighborhood, life as a farm kid, or townie. The, Who, What, When, Where and Why, type of story with details such as the weather, what you were wearing. Etc., not so many details to be boring but enough to paint a picture and make the story interesting.
Stories are to be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent to the Marcus Historical Society, Box 321, Marcus, Iowa 51035, along with 1 or 2 pictures of yourself at the time of the story or a picture connected to the story. A one paragraph biography of yourself also needs to be included. We hope to have enough stories by Nov. 1st to begin the work of editing and organizing a book.