Fall-like ClarkDay Showcases Marion History

September 26, 2019

By Julie Traynor

Sunny skies and breezy cooler temps greeted more than 50 visitors to the 18th annual Clark Day on Saturday, September 14. A boiled ham dinner, cooked over an open fire by outdoor chef, Jim Baughan was served, accompanied by a wide variety of breads, rolls, cornbread and cookies. All agreed the old-time repast it hit the spot on the very fall like afternoon. Visitors were urged to tour the collection, which featured many quilts from the Museum’s collection. A table display featured Mill Pond photos from the museum’s photo collection and information regarding the current Mill Pond Project. Roger Pritchard from the Mill Pond Project attended and spoke with folks regarding the current phase. Many gathered were interested in the artifacts unearthed to date.

The Marion Area Historical Society and Museum honors Marion’s founders, Christopher and Mary Ann Clark, with Clark Day annually on the second Saturday of September. There is no charge and all are welcome.

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