Caryn Devlin -Town Historian
Welcome to the Town of Marion Historian’s page!
My name is Caryn Devlin and I have been a resident of Marion for 42 years. I was appointed as Town Historian in 2016 and, since then, have worked diligently to communicate the history of the town of Marion through our Facebook page, presentations and involvement in the Wayne
As I go through the books of acquisitions over the last 43 (!) years by previous historian Carolyn Adriaansen, I have come across many wonderful items that the local community has entrusted to us. Hundreds of people have donated thousands of items. We have such a legacy that I am sure many people have no idea exists.
As you may know we have a permanent home for our collection now in the form of Jennie’s House at 3794 South Main St. Contractors have been working and renovations will finish shortly
to bring this location into proper condition so that the collection currently housed over the town offices can be moved to one central location. My goal is to make as much of the collection accessible to the general public for viewing as possible. This museum belongs to the community and we hope when the work is done that many community groups such as Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, school groups etc. will once again take
advantage of learning more about local history.
If you have items that you would like to donate for the museum, please contact me by phone at 315-926-5816 or email me at email@example.com You could also send regular mail
to my attention at P.O. Box 330, Marion, NY 14505. I would love to hear your family stories and add them to the rich history of this region. If you have any questions, I would also do my best to help you. You can check out our Facebook page, Like Us at “Marion Historic Association and
Museum” for updates on the work and general history tidbits, or visit the website at MHANY.org.
In short, I look forward to getting to know you better and also helping you save the history of your families in this town for future generations.
With best regards,