Wyandot Popcorn Museum

 

Admission to the Wyandot Popcorn Museum is approx. $6/person.

  • Open May 1 – October 31 on Wednesday – Sunday from 1 – 4pm.   (Weekends only in winter and closed Jan & Feb)
  • Location: (Map It) Heritage Hall at 169 E. Church St. in Marion, Ohio
  • Phone: 740-387-4255
  • Web: click here
  • Click here for an article in a past edition of OhioTraveler

Wyandot Popcorn Museum in Marion:  Everybody loves popcorn! Back in the glory days of the vaudeville theatres and movie houses, one of the reasons to go out on the town was to get some popcorn from the popcorn wagon. These beautifully crafted traveling snack machines, with their wafting aromas of fresh popcorn and roasted peanuts, were as popular as the theatres parked in front of them. The Wyandot Popcorn in Marion will take you back to that earlier time with the largest collection of poppers all in one place. Horse-drawn, steam-powered, and electric, enjoy your guided tour and watch some of the machines as they pump, turn, and whistle! These priceless wagons date back as far as the turn of the century and have been restored to their original condition. Actor Paul Newman’s antique popcorn wagon, which sat in New York City’s Central Park, is also on display at the museum. The classic antique poppers are here – Cretors, Dunbar, Kingery, Holcomb & Hoke, Cracker Jack, Long-Eakin, Excel, and more—even a few homemade one-of-a-kind antiques.

Inside the Marion Historical Society’s Heritage Hall, admission to the Popcorn Museum includes entry into the Society’s exhibits covering prehistoric times to early life in the Ohio frontier and through the mid-20th century. Heritage Hall itself is worth a visit. The former Marion Post Office, with its colonnaded entrance, high ceilings, and beautiful woodwork, is a perfect setting to explore the past.

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