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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. 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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In April 1856, a devastating tornado hit Alliance, killing 3 people and destroying many buildings in its path. A video has been produced that describes what happened that fateful day.
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Monday with Mabel - a new “old” floor
Many thanks to Jeff Dillon for giving Mabel’s summer kitchen a new floor! The floor in the summer kitchen was very modern in its materials and didn’t fit the style of the Victorian era. Jeff ripped out the old flooring, leveled the subfloor and installed hardwood. It was stained to match the woodwork in the main kitchen and looks very authentic. We are working on plans that will allow us to safely open the house for tours this summer. When we do, we hope you will come and see this new addition.
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