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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!

Master’s Apprentice


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Each month children in grades four through six will investigate the art, style, and technique used by a different master artist, then they will create their own masterpiece. For each class, participants will earn apprentice rewards to add to their very own artist palette. Become inspired by the amazingly lifelike still life paintings of Italian-American… Read More

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Top Shelf History


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You better savor it while you can! Between 1830 and 1900 drinking culture and alcohol production were changing in America. During this time, beer overtakes whiskey as the popular drink for the working class and Ohio leads the U.S. in wine SEPTEMBER OCTOBER Saturday, September 15th 5:30pm Night at the Museum Do you ever wonder… Read More

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Archaeology Field School


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The Castle’s Archaeology Field School is for high school age students and adults. This week-long experience will begin with introductory discussions and hands-on activities regarding the goals and methods of modern archaeology. Field work activity will be at a moderate pace that can be geared to the preference of each participant. We will be excavating… Read More

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Art Outside at The Castle


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Join us for a day of original art “en plein air”, with selected artists painting scenes on The Castle grounds. Watch and interact with the artists at work, with finished paintings available for viewing and purchase. (Rain date of August 4th 10am – 3pm)

Summer Kids’ Program


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Children ages 6-12 are invited to participate in the Ross County Historical Society’s 2018 Summer Children’s program titled “Becoming an Apprentice: Making a Living in Early Ohio.” Participants will travel back in time to when children learned trades under the guidance of master craftsmen. Children will engage in hands-on activities learning the historical trades of… Read More

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Archaeology Camp


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The Castle’s Archaeology Camp is for students entering grades 6th-8th. Campers will experience a real archaeological dig on the site of one of the oldest pottery manufacturing sites in Ohio, learn how archaeologists sort and sift for objects, and examine and identify artifacts! Leading this camp will be professional archaeologist Wes Clarke. Space is Limited…. Read More

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History Camp: Early Foundations (1800–1820s)


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Travel back in time with a 5-day camp filled with historic hands-on activities for students in grades 3rd-6th. Crafts, games, tours, music, dancing, and more are included. This year’s theme will explore topics such as Ohio statehood, War of 1812, Lewis & Clark, and everyday lifestyles. Activities include “Throwing Clay with Nathaniel Clark,” “Making Ohio,”… Read More

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Mound Cemetery Patriots Tour


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Commemorate our country’s 242nd Independence Day by joining us for a fascinating stroll through Mound Cemetery to learn the amazing stories of Marietta’s Revolutionary War soldiers! Join us as we explore the stories of the true patriots who changed our nation’s history.

Sgt. Alvin York: WWI Hero


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Join us for a living history presentation as Kenneth Hammontree portrays Sgt. Alvin York, the most-decorated American World War I soldier. You’ve seen him as Simon Kenton, Simon Girty, General George Patton, and even Pretty Boy Floyd, just to name a few. Now see him as Sgt. Alvin York, the most decorated American soldier of World… Read More

3rd Annual Harrison Career Center FFA Tractor, Truck, Engine, and Car Show


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3rd ANNUAL HARRISON CAREER CENTER FFA TRACTOR, TRUCK, ENGINE, AND CAR SHOW                                          MAY 6, 2018        HARRISON COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS 550 GRANT STREET CADIZ, OHIO                                                10am-4pm                    FOOD                       MUSIC                   FAMILY FUN!!!                                      ADMISSON: DONATION Benefits the Harrison Career Center FFA For info. contact 330-440-5578 or Email HCCFFA@yahoo.com www.Facebook.com/HCCFFA    

1st Annual Stumptown Steam Threshers Club Start Up & Tune Up Day


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1st Annual Start Up & Tune Up Day May 5, 2018 7am-?? HARRISON COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS 550 GRANT STREET CADIZ, OHIO RAIN OR SHINE SMALL & FLYWHEEL GAS AND KEROSENE ENGINES. SMALL STEAM STATIONARY ENGINES. STEAM TABLE SET UP.  MEMORIAL DISPLAYS.  SHOW OFF YOUR WINTER PROJECTS. VINTAGE PHOTO DISPLAY-BRING YOUR OLD PHOTOS (FRAMED).  PLUS MORE. NOON… Read More