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WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS & A BLESSED NEW YEAR!

Welcome to the Marble Rock Historical Society Page!

Take a look around to learn more about our history and what Marble Rock is doing today. If you have any questions, be sure to contact us.

Note - Anything in red type is new for the month.

BE SURE TO READ OUR 2013-2014 NEWSLETTER AND VIEW THE PHOTOS. CLICK ON  "Report".

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During the past five years, an "After-School Kid's Club" has been held at the Marble Rock Public Library. Go to the following web link to see a video on all the fun activities they did during the year. Click on the following Iowa State web address:

                               http://connect.extension.iastate.edu/p76395688/              

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The December 2014   "Marble Rock Journal"  is now available for viewing!

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Our Historical Society is now on our "Winter Schedule" which means we are open only by appointment. Call  641.315.2248, 641.315.2609 or 641.330.3495

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Our Bulletin Board now shows the return of the C. L. Bopp Drug Store Soda Fountain Back Bar. It's a wonderful story of the generosity of Tom and Deb Lavalle of Connecticut.  Also shown is information and photos of the two-story log cabin which was built by the founder of our town, Jacob Beelar. MOVING DAY WAS JUNE 2, 2009. Check out moving photos by clicking on "Bulletin Board" .

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Floyd County now has a number of barn quilts. "Go to Area & Links" for a sample of you may now see on our roads.

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By clicking on Bohl Center , you will find information on the Walter F. Bohl Community Center. The calendar of scheduled events is shown to assist you in determining if a date is open for your event.

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We are no longer printing information from the 1882 Floyd County History. You may now find the biographic resident information for the entire county by clicking on http://www.rootsweb.com/~iabiog/floyd/hf1882/hf1882.htm .

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We held our Grand Opening and Open House for Museum Hall may 24, 25 and 26. Check out the information on the Museum page.

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If you haven't seen our page provided by the local library, be sure to click on "City & Library". This page now also outlines information on the Marble Rock City Government.

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Marble Rock Historical Society

    313 Bradford Street

    Marble Rock, Iowa 50653

Museum Winter Hours: By Appointment – Call: 641.315.2287 – Arlene Carney, Curator

No answer, inquire at the Stop-N-Shop Convenience Store

Museum Summer Hours in effect June through August: 1-4 p.m. Sundays or by appointment as showed for Winter.

Museum Admission: No Charge – It’s a great way to spend a half day!

The Marble Rock Historical Non Profit Society was organized for the purpose of collecting and preserving literature, clothing, agricultural items, political and military records plus other historical relics. These items are preserved for the enjoyment and education of people who are interested in research of the heritage of the Marble Rock area, and for those who merely enjoy looking at historical items.

Materials that are especially interesting to Genealogists and Historians include. Additional genealogy information may be found by clicking on:  http://iagenweb.org/floyd

bulletCemetery Records
bulletComputer CDs of Historic Pictures & Cemetery Records*
bulletComputer CDs of School Pictures, Annuals and Graduation Records*
bulletFloyd County Histories - 1882,1917 & 1996 Editions
bulletHigh School Graduation Lists (1887-1958)
bulletHigh School Graduation Pictures (1888-1958)
bulletHistoric Marble Rock Newspapers – 1875-1931
bulletHistoric Pictures of Marble Rock
bulletHistoric Pictures of Marble Rock Pioneers
bulletIllustrated Historical Atlas of State of Iowa – 1875 Edition
bulletMarble Rock History – 1976 Edition

*Go to "CDs" page to learn about our computer files that may be viewed with a PC-type computer.

The Marble Rock Historical Society operates four museum buildings adjacent to each other on Bradford Street. For detailed information, go to the "Museum" Page.

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Revised: 12.01.14