Marine Historical Society

Welcome

Welcome to the home page of Marine Historical Society. We are adding information of our history to this site when the research is done and written.

Our Mission

The mission of Marine Historical Society includes promoting the awareness of the history, artifacts, architecture and the people of the Village of Marine, Illinois. We intend to acquire, manage and/or preserve artifacts, documents and real property significant to Marine and encourage preservation of the city's culture, history and architecture.

Our Address

Marine Historical Society

P.O. Box 3

Marine, Ill. 62061

Meetings

This Society meets on odd months of (March, May, July, September, and November) on the 2nd Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the Marine Township Senior Citizens Center, 101 West Magnolia Street.

Next Meeting

Veteran Memorial in the Marine Park

Marine Historical Society Veteran Memorial

Marine Historical Society is asking for donations to have a Veteran Memorial in the Marine park in front of the Army tank. The Village Board gave permission to go ahead with this project at their August 3, 2016 meeting. Marine Historical Society is a non-profit group under a 501-C3.

Marine Historical Society, official fundraiser for the Veterans Memorial is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your contribution is tax deductible within the limits prescribed by law.

To download the Marine Historical Society Veteran Memorial donation Form PDF File click the following link.

Marine Historial Society Veteran Memorial donation Form PDF File

Join the Marine Historical Society Today

To download the Marine Historical Society Membership Form PDF File click the following link.

Marine Historial Society Membership Form PDF File

Fill out the MHS Membership form and mail with dues to the following address:

Marine Historial Society

P.O. Box 3

Marine, Il 62061

Past Meetings

  • September 11, 2017 7:00 p.m., Marine Senior Citizens Center. Mike Smith, publisher of One Legacy :The Family Historian Journal, to make a presentation. Mr. Smith publishers this journal to share stories as a way of perserving and sharing family (as well as community) memories, and history. Please feel free to bring a guest.

  • July 11, 2017 7:00 p.m., Marine Senior Citizens Center. Barb Kay presented "Besty Ross". Please feel free to bring a guest.

  • May 9, 2017 7:00 p.m., Marine Senior Citizens Center.

  • March 13, 2017 7:00 p.m., Marine Senior Citizens Center.

  • November 14th, 2016 7:00 p.m., Marine Senior Citizens Center.

  • September 12th, 2016 7:00 p.m., Marine Senior Citizens Center.

  • July 11th, 2016 7:00 p.m., Marine Senior Citizens Center.

  • Please feel free to bring a guest. There will be a talk on the Flagg Family of Moro, Illinois. Thomas Flagg came to America in 1637. His descendent, Will Flagg was well known and served in the Illinois House and Senate. His story will help us experience life in the 1800's.

  • May 9, 2016 7:00 p.m., Marine Senior Citizens Center.

  • March 14, 2016 7:00 p.m., Marine Senior Citizens Center.

  • November 9, 2015 7:00 p.m., Marine Senior Citizens Center.

  • September 8, 2014, 7:00 p.m., Marine Senior Citizens Center. Co-authors Cheryl Eichar Jett of Edwardsville and Joe Sonderman of St. Louis will give a presentation, “Route 66 in Illinois,” based on their new book of the same name, at the Marine Historical Society meeting on Monday September 8, at 7 pm.

    Joe Sonderman is a well-known Route 66 author and collector. Joe has been traveling Route 66 and amassing his huge archive of Route 66 photos, postcards, and memorabilia for about 20 years. He's a regular contributor for several magazines and is editor of *Show Me Route 66*, the Route 66 Association of Missouri's quarterly publication.

    Cheryl Eichar Jett is a regular contributor to several magazines and writes a monthly column, “Along Route 66,” for the *Prairie Land Buzz. *She holds two degrees in history from SIUE and serves on the City of Edwardsville's Historic Preservation Commission and on the newly-formed Illinois Route 66 Blue Carpet Corridor.

    All are welcome. A business meeting will be after the presentation.

  • July 14th, 2014, 7:00 p.m., Marine Senior Citizens Center. The presentation will be given by John Goldsmith from the DeMoulin Museum in Greenville regarding various kinds of uniforms and their history. DeMoulin Museum, 110 W. Main, Greenville, Ill. DeMoulin Museum in Greeville, Ill All are welcome. A business meeting will be after the presentation.
  • May 12th, 2014, 7:00 p.m., Marine Senior Citizens Center. Cheryl Eicher Jett, author and historian, gave a presentation regarding the historic Route 66 in Madison County, Illinois. 'Route 66 In Madison County by Cheryl Eicher Jett' All are welcome. A business meeting will be after the presentation.
  • March 10th, 2014, 7:00 p.m., Marine Senior Citizens Center. Speaker for the evening will be Mary Westerhold, she will talk about a book, 'Images of America, Madison County' that includes some of Marine's history. Mary is the archival research manager at the Madison County Archival Library. 'Images of America, Madison County by Mary Westerhold' All are welcome. A business meeting will be after the presentation.
  • November 11th, 2013 7:00 p.m., Marine Senior Citizens Center. A presentation will be about local military history with a business meeting following. All are welcome.
  • September 9th, 7:00 p.m., Marine Senior Citizens Center. Speaker for the evening is Steve Mudge and will give his presentation on the The Mudge Mansion that is located in the Grantfork area.
  • July 8th, 7:00 p.m., Marine Senior Citizens Center. Speaker for the evening will be Cheryl Rash, a Paranormal professional, who will talk about spirits who dwell in older homes, following the person's death. The public is welcome to attend.
  • May 13th, 7:00 p.m., Marine Senior Citizens Center
  • Our meeting on May 13th will meet at the Marine United Church of Christ
  • May 14, 2012 meeting featured a presentation by Chris Heilig on the German-American community in the Metro-East during World War I.
  • July 9, 2012 - Linette Maedge presented her program "What Is It".
  • September 10, 2012 - Author John J. Dunphy from Alton will speak about his book entitled, 'Abolitionism and the Civil War in Southwestern Illinois' by John J. Dunphy
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