Local History

The History of Fort Boreman Hill

If you haven’t been to Fort Boreman Historical Park, you are missing out on one of the truly beautiful locations in the Mid-Ohio Valley. Maybe the most beautifu...

A Shack on the Tracks

I’ve spent many days of my life sitting across the kitchen table from my nan. During the day, the other members of the family will work in the yard – five acres...

The Price of Owning History

Historic homes and historic districts bring with them a special kind of charm; whether that charm comes from a connection to a significant historic event, havin...

Snow Rollers

We've all experienced that weird moment when we're witness to something that's so completely new and inexplicable that we wonder if we're hallucinating or maybe...

#MOVHistory

If you follow us on Instagram, you might've seen us throw around a new hashtag over the past few months - #MOVHistory. As we worked diligently behind the scenes...

How Marietta Got its Name

Lately, Marietta has been popping up on a lot of lists. We've been named the most picturesque city in Ohio, one of the top ten small cities in America, an adven...

Hidden Places, Secret Spaces

Each year, local historian Lynne Sturtevant of Hidden Marietta teams up with Marietta Main Street to host a very unique kind of tour. Hidden Places, Secret Spac...

The Jazz Age

After months of planning, the Jazz Age came to life in downtown Parkersburg the last week of March. Over 1,000 people came out throughout the week of events and...

Coming Soon!

If you live or work in Marietta, there’s a good chance you’ve walked along Putnam Street getting from Point A to Point B.  I imagine you’ve hurried past the bui...

Pop Culture Nostalgia

We went there on a whim. I’d been to Marietta’s Children’s Toy & Doll Museum before, when I was a kid myself. This was in the 1980s on a Girl Scout field tr...
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