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Solstice Watch


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One function of the large earthwork complexes, such as the one found at Marietta, was to track the passage of seasons through astronomical observations. Aligned along the parallel walls of “Sacra Via” is the winter solstice sunset. On December 21st at 4pm we will hold a solstice sunset watch at Sacra Via Park (between Third… Read More

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Christmas Tea & Tour


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Come celebrate Christmas at The Castle. Enjoy Victorian Christmas sweets and tea with friends and family. A tour of The Castle decked out in all of its Christmas finery is included. Reservations required by December 11th.

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Gingerbread House Workshop


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Come celebrate the holiday season with gingerbread house making at The Castle! In this workshop, adults and kids (ages 8 and up) will be guided in making a gingerbread house of their own. Materials and instruction booklets provided. Seating is Limited. Reservations required by November 13th.

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“There Was Quiet Today:” 100yrs After WWI


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On November 11th, 1918 at 11:11am an armistice was declared ceasing the First World War. Embroiled in this conflict since April 1917, Americans served at home and overseas. When the U.S. went to war, Washington Countians went to war. Join us for a slate of activities including cemetery illumination and themed tours commemorating the end… Read More

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Food History War Fare


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The First World War affected all aspects of American culture, especially our approach to cooking and food, some of which still lingers 100 years later. “Save the Wheat!” drives, “Meatless Mondays”, and victory gardens led to the acceptance of innovative recipes coming out of necessity. While “Over There” American Doughboys experienced new food culture which… Read More

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Ghost Tours


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Take a guided lantern tour of The Castle to hear, and maybe even experience, the ghostly apparitions, sounds, and strange occurrences that are recorded to have impacted the staff, volunteers, and guests of The Castle in the past. Tours begin every 15 minutes and last approximately 45 minutes. Limit of 10 per group. (Recommended ages… Read More

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Ghost Tours


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Take a guided lantern tour of The Castle to hear, and maybe even experience, the ghostly apparitions, sounds, and strange occurrences that are recorded to have impacted the staff, volunteers, and guests of The Castle in the past. Tours begin every 15 minutes and last approximately 45 minutes. Limit of 10 per group. (Recommended ages… Read More

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Third Thursday: Talk German Americans and WWI


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With the outbreak of WWI, German-Americans experienced a backlash of ethnic discrimination that led to a great shift in cultural identity. As once respected citizens and leaders in their communities, Germans now had to defend their patriotism and production. Threatening to take all that away are the temperance societies with a firm grasp in Ohio…… Read More

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Night at the Museum


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Do you ever wonder what goes on after we lock up the museum? Well, it seems after we turn the key, those men and women from our local history come to life! Join us for this rare opportunity to meet individuals from Washington County’s past right here at The Castle!