The State Historical Society of Iowa awarded $550,946 in 47 grants for research projects as well as other projects supported by the Historical Resource Development Program, funded through the state’s Resource Enhancement and Protection (REAP) funds.
These 2021 funds benefited a program in our community: the Marion Independent School Foundation & Alumni Association received $5,000 to preserve and share our history. The Marion Alumni Association has yearbooks, school publications and class composite photos dating back to the late 1800s. As the 4th oldest school district and the first registered high school alumni association in Iowa, this funding will allow us to scan these documents to preserve them, and make them available on our website to increase community access.
To learn more about our history visit: https://marion-foundation.org/about/