Our museum exhibits currently focus on two of the most significant periods of the town’s history: the seafaring era and the rise of tourism in Marion’s Golden Age. In the Maritime Room you can learn about Marion’s long connection to the sea, and see some of the tools and documents used in over two centuries of marine commerce in southeast New England. The Mary Celeste Room tells the story of the famous ‘ghost ship’, whose captain hailed from Marion. Finally, the Converse Room displays painting, furniture, and artifacts related to the rise of tourism and the development of the village as a summer community.
We also keep a rotating exhibit room in which temporary displays are showcased.