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Last update: 9/26/2022

 

Welcome to our website! 

Hours of Operation:

The Museum will be closed on Thursday and Friday (9/29 and 9/30) due to Hurricane Ian.  Call on Saturday to confirm we are open.  352-236-5245.

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

Displays are changed often so return if you have not visited in a few months.

Admission $3.00, Kids under 13 years old are free.

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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:

We would like to thank Mark Anderson of Marion County Public Relations for the article and pictures recently taken.

https://www.marionfl.org/Home/Components/News/News/12832/622    See theNEw  Pictures below.

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

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

November 20, 2022 – Sunday, Annabelle Leitner, local historian – The 19th Century Marion County Voting Precincts/Public Information

All programs 3rd Sunday of odd months, at 2 p.m. in Green Clover Hall at 319 SE 26th Ter.   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.  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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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).

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

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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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Webmaster:  Robin Corsiglia    352-236-2635    steameng1@cox.net

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