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Alliance Historical Society

The Alliance Historical Society

Mabel Hartzell Historical HomeThe Alliance Historical Society was founded for the promotion of historical studies of the City of Alliance and its surrounding areas. Members of the Society collect, preserve, and organize historical materials and work with area schools and community organizations to present historical programs.

The home of the Alliance Historical Society is the Mabel Hartzell House. It is open for tours during Carnation Week in August and at other times by appointment. Contact us at if you'd like to view our beautiful Victorian home, grounds, and our mini museum of Alliance historical objects.

Exhibits of historical materials are supplied by the Society for display at local businesses and public buildings. Members of the Society are also available for talks and slide shows at area clubs and meetings.

Historical Cookbook of Alliance

What's Cookin'?

What's Cookin'? Recipes and Stories from Alliance and Beyond includes 226 pages of family recipes, historic photographs, and stories about family traditions and businesses from Alliance. The price is $20 and all proceeds help to support the work of the Historical Society and maintain the Mabel Hartzell Historical Home.

Available for purchase from, at Rodman Public Library (215 E. Broadway St. and Marketplace Branch), or at the Alliance Area Chamber of Commerce Office.

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The Alliance Historical Society is proud to support the Alliance Memory Project at Rodman Public Library.

Help support our programs and preservation efforts by submitting a tax-deductible donation using your PayPal account or credit card today.

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