Marion Historical Museum will open earlier than usual this year. Instead of opening in June, it will open April 6.
Director Peggy Blackman said teachers requested the earlier opening to allow more time for high school and middle school classes to tour the museum. The earlier opening also will provide expanded research opportunities for high school students.
The museum will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday every week through October.
Volunteers Sally Hannaford and Pam Byer will assist Blackman. She said other volunteers are always welcome to help with the work of the museum.