Alliance 1900

Sharing Stories. Preserving History.

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…

First Wednesdays at Mabel’s

Wednesday at Mabel's crewWant to get involved with the Alliance Historical Society? Come to the Mabel Hartzell Historical Home on the first Wednesday each month to meet other history loving people while we share stories and preserve history. Bring a favorite gardening tool and work gloves to help with yard maintenance tasks or just chat with other volunteers. Housekeepers welcome too! We take breaks for coffee (provided) and lunch (on your own). We meet rain or shine and will work inside if it rains. Talk with board members and share your ideas for Society activities.

Come and go any time between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. for fun, fellowship, and chatting. We hope you’ll join us!

Celebrate an anniversary!

Donate to Celebrate!

Celebrate the big events in your life by sharing your story and donating to the Alliance Historical Society.

  • Anniversary?
  • Birthday?
  • Reach a sales goal?
  • Pet’s special day?
  • Class reunion?
  • Graduation?

Whatever the occasion, we want to celebrate with you! Donate the number of years as a dollar amount, tell us a little story, and we will feature it on our Facebook page.

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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 alliancehistory@yahoo.com 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

Help support our programs and preservation efforts by submitting a tax-deductible donation using your PayPal account or credit card today. Consider giving this year to take advantage of a special tax deduction.

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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