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Marion County Museum - Fairmont, WV
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member fatcat161
N 39° 29.084 W 080° 08.623
17S E 573639 N 4370920
Quick Description: Located in downtown Fairmont beside the Marion County Courthouse.
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 9/10/2009 7:00:09 AM
Waymark Code: WM76PM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 3

Long Description:
The museum's mission is to promote and preserve local history which dates back to and beyond Colonial times.

The Historical Society of Marion County was chartered in 1908 to collect, preserve and interpret materials related to the community in anticipation of a permanent museum.
In 1986, the Marion County Commission offered the former home of county sheriffs, built around 1912, to the Society for use as a museum. It opened on Labor Day, 1986.

Rooms in the house represent different eras in United States history. It features furnishing and artifacts of several historical periods. The emphasis is on West Virginia's history and contribution to our nation.
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Theme:
Cultural history with emphasis is on West Virginia's history and contribution to our nation.


Street Address:
210 Adams St Fairmont, WV 26554 (304) 367-5398


Gift Shop: yes

Hours of Operation:
Memorial Day through Labor Day Monday - Saturday...............10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. After Labor Day and Before Memorial Day Monday - Friday...............10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Museum Size: Small

Relevant Web Site: [Web Link]

Food Court: Not Listed

Cost: Not Listed

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