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Last update: 11/17/2019

 

Welcome to our website! 

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The Marion County Museum of History and Archaeology is a research and teaching institution located at 307 S.E. 26th Terrace, Ocala, Florida, on the McPherson County Government Complex.

Our displays, exhibits and programs cover 13,000 years of human history in this wonderful county. 

Our Museum's Grand Opening was on September 18th, 2011 and we have now modified several areas in the museum since the opening, so be sure and stop by to see the "Changes".

 

Thank you for your interest in our area's wonderful history and heritage!

Mail Address:            P.O. Box 4383 Ocala FL 34478         

Physical Address:    307 SE 26th Ter, Ocala, FL 34471   352-236-5245

 

Recent Changes:

The Marion County Museum of History and Archaeology's rotating display for November is in observance of Veteran's Day. The display on the Ocala House/Hotel Ocala continues and the Great Depression/ WW II exhibit has been remodeled to include the Louis Dosh & Betty Dosh Powell artifacts.

We also now have on display the Jim Jernigan bottle collected that was donated to the museum by Kent Sperring. The bottles are on display in the Conference Room so when you drop in ask to see them.

The museum has for sale Fresh From Florida Memory: Historical Recipes With a Modern Twist 2019 calendar. Each month features a Florida product with a historical photograph of that product and a modern recipe that uses that product. At the back of the calendar are cards with the recipes that may be torn out. Each is $4.62 plus tax and 100% of the money raised goes to support the Marion County Museum of History and Archaeology.

See our future Scheduled Events:  http://marioncountyarchaeology.com/mcmha/Lectures.htm

Saturday, 8/10/19 at the Fort King National Historical Landmark, the Fort King Heritage Association presented to the Marion County Museum of History and Archaeology a leather bound multipage reproduction copy of the hand written minutes of the first Marion County Commission meeting that took place in the fort on Friday, February 20, 1846.  You can actually read the cursive script that was hand written on that day.

FKHA president Bill McCall, and Board members, Diane Trice and Robin Corsiglia presented to the Marion County Museum of History and Archaeology trustees Zack Pagels, Vanessa Thomas, and Judy Delk.

See our future Scheduled Events:  http://marioncountyarchaeology.com/mcmha/Lectures.htm

Future Lectures:  At the Marion County Museum of History & Archaeology

All programs 3rd Sunday of odd months, at 2 p.m. in Green Clover Hall at 319 SE 26th Ter. Reception follows at East Hall at 307 SE 26th Ter with refreshments and touring the museum.  All programs admission are free to members and $5 to nonmembers. Individual and family memberships available for sale at events. For information, please call the museum at (352) 236-5245.

While at the reception, be sure to check out the museum store. We have gotten new items and have recently received a new shipment of museum T-shirts that include size XXL

The museum’s Facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/MarionCountyMuseumofHistoryandArchaeology/

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Future Lectures:

January 19, 2020 – Sunday. Professor Peter P. Mullen, Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, Callahan, Florida presents the "The History & Origin of the 1918-1920 Spanish Flu Pandemic," case studies impacting Marion County and Florida/Georgia.

Peter Mullen is a native born Kentuckian and a graduate of the University of Louisville and Western Kentucky University earning degrees in Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science and currently living in Callahan, Florida where he is a retired professor at Florida State College at Jacksonville. He is a member of the Speakers Bureau for the Georgia Historical Society, Sons of Confederate Veterans,  and Sons of Union Veterans;  he lectures to professional and historical societies nationwide  promoting history and culture of the South.

March 15, 2020 – Sunday. Celeste (Godwin) Viale Topic TBD

May 17, 2020 – Sunday. Cynthia Graham Topic TBD & Book signing

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Hours of Operation:  

  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday through Saturday: 10:00AM to 3:00PM (Closed Wednesday)

Volunteer at the Museum:  Call 352-236-5245 and ask about volunteering at the museum.  You can pick you days and hours you want to volunteer and will be taught with “On the Job Training” about Marion County’s History.

 

 

 

The county is supplying the building and much of the utilities/maintenance, but many expenses and cost for the displays will be from local donations. 

Donations can be made to The Marion County Historical Association (a 501-c(3) Corporation- any donation is tax deductible).

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The museum’s Facebook page is at:

https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=marion%20county%20museum%20of%20history%20and%20archaeology

Email for Museum Questions: mcmuseumha2@gmail.com  Call: 352-236-5245

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