Marquette Historical Society Open House on Sunday September 4th at 11am

You’re invited to join the Marquette Historical Society for a stroll down Memory Lane.  Come and join the fun on Sunday, September 4th from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Church Museum – 240 W. Second Street in the Village of Marquette. The Historical Society will be celebrating the rich history of families who have enjoyed the waters and habitat of the Fox River and Lake Puckaway.

Visitors are invited to bring their favorite story, a simple photo essay, old vacation photos/albums, vintage items or a photo book featuring times spent near, or on the Fox and Puckaway.  Guests will be treated to the sounds of music from the 50s and 60s on vinyl.  Visitors can browse the many historical posters, binders, and artifacts filled with Marquette’s rich historical history.

The MHS will be proudly displaying the plaque which designates the Church Museum’s placement on the National Register of Historic Places – a very honorable achievement.  The plaque is hanging on the facade of the Church Museum.  The plaque signifies the Church’s place in the Village of Marquette’s history.


Visitors to the Church Museum will also have the chance to view two historical Masonic Swords (gifted to the Historical Society by resident Griff McDonald; the swords once belonged to descendant Chauncy Griffith II, and his son, Fred).  The swords are displayed in a beautiful glass and wood case created and built by Orlan Lambrecht.


Longtime Marquette resident, Marlene Kohn, has compiled an extensive binder entitled “Old Timers of Marquette” which includes written essays from residents who, along with their relatives, have strong roots in the Village.  Be sure to find this binder and learn firsthand about the history of Marquette from the “Old Timers”.


Local photographers will be selling matted photos taken in and around the beautiful and serene Village of Marquette.  These photos will be ready for framing.


Light refreshments will be served.