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Marion County Historical Society - Founders Month


category : Historical Societies
January 13, 19, 25 2007

10:00 am -2:00 pm

Boaz Fleming, the Founder of Middletown, Va., now known as Fairmont, was born on January 3, 1758. Francis H. Pierpont, The “Father of West Virginia” and the First Governor of Restored Virginia appointed by Abraham Lincoln, was born on January 25, 1814. Fairmont (Middletown) was established on January 19, 1820. Marion County was established on January 14, 1842, as a result of Boaz Fleming’s conversation with Dolly Madison. Open Houses will be on all three of the above listed dates. Dr. JoAnn Lough, one of the History Heroes for 2006, will be present to discuss these historical events on all three days. Thomas Koon, Historian & Author will also be at the January 13th Open House as well live period music. Apple cider & cookies will be served. Tours of the Museum will also be available at this time.


Address: Marion County Historical Society’s Museum
P. O. Box 1636
Phone: 304-367-5398
Our Email: marionhistorical@yahoo.com
Our Website:www.marionhistorical.org.

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Attractions and Upcoming Events

Woman's Club of Fairmont English High Tea & Clubhouse Tour

11th Annual Woman's Club of Fairmont English High Tea & Clubhouse Tour.
Outstanding Holiday Event, wonderful food and a chance to tour the lovely historical clubhouse from 2-4pm. The clubhouse is listed on the National Historical Register. Admission is $10

Fairmont, WV Tours

Fairmont State University - JURIED STUDENT ART EXHIBITION

The annual exhibition will have its opening reception on Tuesday, April 17, from 7-9 p.m. in the Tower Room of Wallman Hall at Fairmont State. The exhibition will run through April 27. Admission is free and open to the public. For information, call or e-mail Curator Marian J. Hollinger: (304) 367-43

Fairmont, WV Arts

Prickett's Fort State Park - Fairmont State University Town & Gown Production - "Fiddler on the Roof"

The award-winning Broadway play comes to Prickett’s Fort State Park Amphitheatre this summer as the second presentation of the Town & Gown Summer Theatre.
The performances will be held on Friday and Saturday, June 29 and 30; Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 6-8;

Fairmont, WV State Parks

Marion County Historical Society - Holiday Historic House Tours

Always held the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
There are 9 houses on the tour. This is a self tour so you decide which houses you want to see and how long you want to stay. We will have some of our old favorites such as the Shaw House and the Meredith/Clayton Home. See Judge Showwalter’

Fairmont, WV Tours

Prickett's Fort - Dairy Day

Come see how goat milk is processed into butter and cheese. Regular admission applies. Contact info@prickettsfort.org or call 304-363-3030

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Marion County Historical Society - Founders Month

January 13, 19, 25 2007 10:00 am -2:00 pm Boaz Fleming, the Founder of Middletown, Va., now known as Fairmont, wa...