Marion Historical Society celebrates 30th anniversary

Live music, museum tours among the activities

The Marion Area Historical Society will mark its 30th anniversary with a huge celebration on Aug. 25 at the historical grounds, 620 E. Ramsdell St., Marion.

The event will included live music, a craft and vendor fair, and silent auction.

There will also be classic cars, trucks and tractors, and kids’ activities along with a special History of Marion Hunt with clues provided throughout the day. The museum buildings and train cars will also be open for touring.

Food and refreshments will be sold throughout the day, with anniversary cake and ice cream served at 3:30 p.m.

Those attending should bring lawn chairs and plan to spend the day.

Music under the new bandstand will feature live music.

The Moonrunners will play classic country and rock from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There are some local connections to The Moonrunners as the band features Braydon Grimm, son of Jeff and Tricia Grimm and grandson of Eugene and Sharon Stuhr and the late Robert and Mary Grimm. Also, Justin Malueg, a police officer in Weyauwega, formerly of Caroline, is part of the band. Other band members include Mike Olson, Loren Krisher and Zeta Olson, who sings.

Then from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Denny Pinno and his daughter, Dawn White, of Marion, will entertain with polkas and waltzes. Pinno and White have been entertaining the area for over 30 years with their brand of good old-time music.

The Marion Area Historical Society was founded in 1988 through the encouragement of the Marion Economic Development Corp. and interested citizens.