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Jim and Karen Perone with their Mini at Mabel Hartzell Historical Home

Marking Time in Alliance

Marking Time in Alliance offers short video tours of various historical markers and sites in and around the city of Alliance, Ohio. Jim Perone and his Mini visit locations and share information about why the site is important to our history. The series is available on our YouTube channel. Enjoy, and, “we’ll see you next time, on down the road!” Read more…

Alliance’s Freedom Trail Walk

Take a walk on the Stark Parks Iron Horse Trail from Rodman Public Library through the former village of Freedom to the Mabel Hartzell Historical Home using the Clio app on your smartphone or by visiting Clio on the web. The tour includes textual and audio descriptions, maps, Google streetviews, and historic photographs or the stops.

Marking Time Madness

Which episode will win our March Madness contest? Only you, the voter will help us find out!

The 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 Historical Home and Alliance History Mini Museum. It is open for tours during Carnation Week in August and at other times by appointment. Please check our online booking schedule for regularly available times. Contact us at if you’d like to view our beautiful Victorian home, grounds, and our mini museum of Alliance historical objects.

With a long history and colorful heritage, Alliance is home to other historical properties which are owned and operated by their own organizations. Visit our page on Alliance’s Heritage for information about Haines House, Glamorgan Castle, and Alliance Historic Preservation Commission.

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.

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The competition is tight for some of our brackets. Which videos will head into the elite 8? Voting for round 1 ends tomorrow!Happy March everyone! We've just posted our 22nd Marking Time in Alliance episode and decided to have some MARCH MADNESS fun. Go to and VOTE for your favorites in our Sweet 16 match-ups of the top 16 viewed Marking Time episodes. Round 1 voting ends next Monday, March 8. Then we'll post the results and move on with round 2 with the top 8, then round 3 with the Final Four, and the final round will follow with the WINNING VIDEO announced on March 31.You can vote as often as you like and we encourage you to SHARE THIS POST with your friends. Thanks and have fun! ... See MoreSee Less
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