Written by Adam Jenkins The Old Town Hall Clock is an iconic fixture in Marietta, but how many of us know the history behind it? The clock was originally purchased by the Marietta Borough Council in September of 1852 from Mr. Sylvester Penfield of New York City. Crowds gathered as the clock mechanism, and 1,000
Written by Cynthia L Sperko Editor’s Note: This chapter is the fourth chapter in the final story of the Marietta Mystery series. For past chapters, visit MariettaTraveler.com. Edwin, Sylvia, and Kurt sat in front of the computer screen watching a video. It was accessed from a small flash drive that was found inside the locket.
Proud Mariettians and history lovers are invited to visit the Old Town Hall Museum at 3 West Walnut Street on Candlelight Tour Day, Sunday, December 4th, from 11:00-5:00. Admission to the museum is free, and no Candlelight Tour ticket is required. Among the exhibits that visitors can enjoy in the museum are: Fire Pumper Engine
Written by Jack & Trisha Ries Thanksgiving has come and gone, and the madness of Black Friday has passed. We hope you all made it out of the mall with all of your limbs intact. By the time you read this article, there will only be about 30 shopping days left before Christmas. Jack keeps
Marietta Restoration Associates will host the 56th Candlelight Tour of Homes on Sunday, December 4th, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eight private homes decorated for the holidays will be open for your viewing pleasure. In addition to the homes, your ticket will include entry to several historic buildings in Marietta. The Old Town Hall
Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 24th and check out the traditional Pig Iron Fest and Car Show sponsored by Donegal Rotary. We invite classic, antique, street rod, rat rod modern cars, and motorcycles. As in years past ,the Musselman-Vesta Iron Furnace center will be open for visitation and tours. What will be different this
Written by Michael Cassidy While vacationing in Hilton Head, SC, and taking time to visit a small historical site called Mitchelville, we were surprised to find a connection to Maytown. Simon Cameron, born in Maytown in 1799, is largely known as a powerful U.S. Senator, businessman, political boss, and early member of Lincoln’s cabinet. Charges
Written by Jack Ries “Give a man a fish, and he’ll eat for a day. Don’t teach a man how to fish and you feed yourself. He’s a grown man, fishing’s not that hard.” -Ron Swanson All humorous quotes aside, fishing is one of my favorite activities. Whenever I have a chance to sneak off
Written by Cynthia L. Sperko Editor’s Note: This chapter is the third chapter in the final story of the Marietta Mystery series. Future chapters will appear in upcoming editions of The Marietta Traveler. For past chapters, visit MariettaTraveler.com. Edwin was pacing back and forth in his bedroom. Mr. Ames’ death had him very concerned. He
8 am to 2 pm Sidewalk Sales at local businesses on Market Street. Check out our local stores that will feature specials and discounts: For the Love of Dog (Pet Supplies), MH Art Gallery, Molly’s Courtyard Cafe (Food, Coffee, + Artisan wares), The Artful Nest (Home Decor & Gifts), and Traditional Treasures (Antiques & Collectibles).