Alliance 1900

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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 – May 16

Freedom Trail MapTake a self-guided walk on the Stark Parks Iron Horse Trail from Rodman Public Library through the former village of Freedom to the Mabel Hartzell Historical Home on Sunday, May 16 (Rain date May 23) from 1-4 p.m. Use the Clio app on your smartphone or visit Clio on the web. The 2-mile (round trip) tour includes textual and audio descriptions, maps, Google streetviews, and historic photographs of the stops.

The walk is free and donations will be accepted. Tours of the Mabel Hartzell Historical Home and Alliance History Mini Museum will be available for a donation of $5 at the home. Social distancing and face masks will be required. The Friends of Rodman Library will offer a book sale in the library parking lot during the hours of the walk.

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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. 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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Monday with Mabel - New Marking Time video!As we prepare for Memorial Day later this month, Marking Time visits Freedom Square in downtown Alliance. In Part 1, we describe the central monuments commemorating the Civil War, Spanish American War, and World War I. Part 2 will cover the remaining memorials and Part 3 will talk about the history of the plaza in general.#mondaywithmabel #MarkingTimeInAlliance ... See MoreSee Less
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