“We found some prehistoric material, a partial
bit of a blade from the Hopewell culture – the mound builders. In addition,
lots of pottery from the Castle grounds first owner, Nathaniel Clark. He was a
well known potter in Marietta and Parkersburg.”
Britton says the
next two Saturdays will be the final ones for tours of Mound Cemetery this
season, where you can learn about some of the nationally famous people buried there.
that, Britton says events will slow down for a bit, as schools return to session.
Then, he says, a couple of their larger annual events happen in October…
have our annual children’s overnight program October 5. It’s a program for kids
in grades 3 through 5. We’ll be doing all sorts of crafts and story-telling. They’ll
spend the night here in the Castle itself.
the second and third weekends of October, we’re doing our annual Victorian wake
and funeral program. It’s actually a funeral reenactment. It’s a theatrical
type of thing. People learn the traditions behind funeral practices and
mourning practices. This year it’s going to be from the early 1900’s. It’s
actually our biggest program every year.”
can learn more about upcoming events and programs at the Castle by calling (740)
373-4180 or visiting www.mariettacastle.org