The Marion Heritage Center & Museum was originally a church building used by the Methodists from the 1850s until 1875. Today it serves as a community center for educational programs, historical displays, art exhibits, and cultural events for audiences of all ages. Displays showcase the history of Marion and its citizens, while lectures and workshops provide insights into our past. Two major exhibits per year include the Heritage Centers’ ART show called Art by Your Friends and Neighbors, sponsored by Hills Bank and Trust of Marion, Iowa; opening in May each year. And, the fall exhibition featuring six months of local history and research from Marion’s past and Linn county Iowa; opening in September.