P O BOX 245


MARISSA, IL 62257-0245








to the Web Site of the Marissa Historical & Genealogical Society








We are committed to help make research easy for everyone.


The Marissa Historical and Genealogical Society was founded in 1969 and was incorporated shortly thereafter.  The basic principles of the society are to foster the research of the family roots  and to preserve and maintain historical records and cultural values for educational purposes.


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Library/Museum Hours






Books & Other Items For Sale

     Duplicate/Used Books For Sale


Quarterly Information


Marissa Map

Academy T-Shirts

Historical Facts


Who's This and What's That

                   About the Name Marissa




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February 23rd, 7 p.m.

William Shannon of the St. Clair County Historical Society

will speak on

"Why Local History Matters"


March 23rd, 7 p.m.

Dr. Gloria Perry, in period dress, will present

a re-enactment of an 1855 immigrant from Germany.


We hope you will attend these meetings  


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If you haven't purchased your 2017 Historical Society Calendar be sure to do so as soon as possible.

Cost is $10.00


Marissa is celebrating its Sesquicentennial this year.

The Society also has memorabilia available for sale:


Commemorative Plates - $5.00 ea


Key Rings - $8.00 ea




Please look through our web site and visit us often, both online and in Marissa, Illinois, at the Academy Building.  We will be delighted to assist you in anyway possible.  If you still have questions, please fill out the following to contact us:





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President: Kay F. Jetton


Secretary: Louise Wagner


Webmaster: K. Jetton


Updated - February 2017 - Authorized by the MHGS Executive Board.




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