Local History

Ghost Stories

Parkersburg’s Riverview Cemetery, fringing the Julia-Ann Square Historic District, is a hotbed of paranormal activity. It allegedly is a place where strange orb...

The Art of Getting Low

“In the older time, it all took place at home. Drapes were brought in to reduce the light into the family’s parlor. Netting and lighting helped to hide any bo...

In Due Time

Marietta Crew Rows On, Nearly 150 Years After It First Began Eight oars dip into the muddy waters of the Muskingum River with a soft ‘chop,’ followed immedia...

Mounds of History

Marietta was founded in 1788 and was the first permanent settlement of the Northwest Territory.  We all probably know this fact by now – but what came before th...

La Musée Rose

Sometimes, when we see something that exceeds our ability to easily describe it, we rely on a statement like, “If x and y had a baby, that would be it.” La Musé...

Anchoring Marietta’s Past

It sees all – the looming windows peer across the river town skyline; the crumbling brown brick walls echo the sounds of cheerful tourists; and the daunting tow...

Unlocking Marietta’s Secrets

Walking down the brick paved street of Putnam, one can imagine aristocratic women in their white satin gloves and ribbon trimmed skirts peering into storefront ...

Steel Standing

Marietta and Parkersburg are no stranger to beautiful architecture. From the high arches and fret work of the Victorian homes on Juliana to the looming turrets ...
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