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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.

OH CARESSupport has been provided by Ohio Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the federal CARES Act of 2020.

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.

Become a Member

Your donation to the Ohio History Fund will help fund other worthy history projects across the state. Just like Mabel’s roof project.A local historian in Marietta once said that every place had at least one “natural resource” - its history. Stewarding that resource well takes time and money. We can’t conjure time, but we can help with money. With a matching grant of $13,240 from the Ohio History Fund, the all-volunteer Alliance Historical Society replaced the worn asphalt-shingle roof on the Mabel Hartzell Historical Home in 2018. When Ms. Hartzell (1875-1954), a local educator, lived in the house at the turn of last century, it had a standing-seam metal roof. Thanks to society’s attention to historical detail, and expert grant-writing and project management, the house has historically accurate standing-seam roof again. The house was listed in the Nation Register of Historic Places in 1987.To help our state’s communities be good stewards of their histories, the Ohio History Fund needs you. This tax season, donate part of your state income tax refund using the Ohio History Fund tax “check-off,” line 26a on your 2020 Ohio IT 1040 Individual Income Tax Return. To learn more, go to: Alliance Historical Society and the Mabel Hartzell Historical Home at: courtesy the Alliance Historical Society. ... See MoreSee Less
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The CARES Act allows donations to non-profit organizations up to $300 by anyone who takes the standard deduction; you don’t need to itemize to benefit from this provision. Please help us save Alliance’s history!

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