April 6, 2013 – 7pm –
The Castle, 418 4th Street, Concert Series: “Melting Pot of Jazz
presents A Tribute to Dave Brubeck.
$12.50, students $10, reservations requested, www.mariettacastle.org
April 7, 2013 – 10 to 11am – First
Congregational Church, 318 Front
St., “225th Anniversary Church
Service” Service will provide history and detail of the early church and
its teaching. The community and guests in Colonial period clothing are welcome.
“On December 6, 1796, the Christian
people in the various settlements banded themselves together in a Church under
a simple but comprehensive confession of faith and covenant." So
runs an account in the handwriting of Rufus Putnam concerning the first organized
church in Marietta
and now the oldest continuous worshipping fellowship west of the Alleghenies
April 7, 2013 – 12:30 to 1pm First
Congregational Church, bell ringing of the carillon will be performed with
various patriotic tunes. Guests are invited to climb the steps into the bell
tower to watch or assist Nancy Riley, Past Regent of the Daughters of the
Revolution as she operates the wooden levers to engage the chimes.
April 7, 2013 – 1 to 1:40pm, 225th
Landing of the First Forty Eight Pioneers at Start
Muskingum Park. Rufus Putnam (Historian Bill Reynolds), dignitaries
and historians will address the assembled. Assisted by period dressed members
of the Brigade of the American Revolution; Color Guard from the Sons of the
American Revolution and guest reenactors. (In case of rain, program to be held
at First Congregational Church, across the street at 318 Front Street)
April 7, 2013 – 1:40 to 2pm –
Processional from Start Westward Monument
to Campus Martius
Wharf and the Ohio River Museum.
Rufus Putnam, BAR, SAR, DAR, and Living History reenactors will lead the processional
(parade) with townsfolk and guests joining in.
April 7, 2013 – Noon to 5pm – Ohio
River Museum, 601 Front Street, site of
the Campus Martius Wharf, 2 to 5pm – Sons of the American Revolution
members in period clothing at the 1788 Flatboat Replica for program. Regular
admission fee for museum tours.
April 7, 2013 – Noon to 5pm – Campus
Martius Museum, 601 Second St. Marietta “Marietta
Imagined Exhibit” Tour the Ohio Company House constructed in 1788. Tour General
Rufus Putnam House that was part of the original fortress Campus Martius. Regular
admission fee, ½ price for reenactors in period clothing.
April 7, 2013 – 2pm – Campus Martius
Museum, 601 Second Street, Marietta Andrew
Cayton will present “Marietta in Memory, History & Imagination”.
His talk will focus on the personal and
professional regarding the legacy of Marietta's
founders. Cayton is a Distinguished Professor of History at Miami University,
(Ohio) teaches courses in the history of North America in the eighteenth and early nineteenth
centuries. He has written extensively about the struggle for control of the
region west of the Appalachian Mountains and the emergence of political and
cultural borders within the United
His interest in empires and borderlands as well as questions of power and
consent led to his collaboration with Fred Anderson in The Dominion of War:
Empire and Liberty in North
America, 1500-2000 (2005) and to his current work, also with Fred
Anderson, “Imperial America, 1672-1764.” He is also the author of the forthcoming
“Love in the Time of Revolution” and has served as president of the Society for
Historians of the Early
Program Free, Regular admission fee for tours.
7, 2013 – 2 to 4pm, Annual Marietta Birthday Bell
Ringing and Tours at the Fearing House Museum,
131 Gilman Avenue
April 7, 2013 - Annual Pioneer Day Dinner, sponsored
by the Washington County Historical Society. Speaker: Dave McKain presents “Women of Henderson Hall”, Location: Lafayette
Hotel. 5:30 to 6:30pm, reception, 6:30pm dinner, 7:30pm Program; Call 373-1788
for reservations, (choice of beef, chicken or vegetarian) Cost: $25.00