Marysville Historical Society museum to break ground Aug. 25

MARYSVILLE — The Marysville Historical Society is to set to break ground on their long-awaited museum at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug.  25.

The museum project has been ongoing since the Society was first formed in 1974. The groundbreaking ceremony is set to take place at 6805 Armar Rd. in Marysville.

In addition to the museum effort, the MHS has engaged in other community projects, including the purchase and relocation of the Gehl Pioneer Home to Jennings Park in 1984 as part of Marysville's state centennial commemoration.

Another successful MHS project was the battle to save the historic water tower in Comeford Park, after city of Marysville officials announced plans to demolish it. The MHS led the fundraising campaign that succeeded in saving the landmark, and on Dec. 7, 2002, the restored water tower was dedicated as part of the "Merrysville For the Holidays" celebration.

The museum is seen as the next project in this line of successful endeavors for the Society. Design concepts will be on display at the groundbreaking, and construction is scheduled to start this September.

The Marysville Historical Society is a private, not-for profit organization of about 200 members, dedicated to the discovery, preservation and display of all items relating to the history of the greater Marysville area. This includes artifacts, photographs and personal stories about the people who brought Marysville out of the woods and made it a city. For more information, contact MHS president Ken Cage at 360-659-3090.

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