418 4th Street • Marietta, Ohio 45750 • 740.373.4180

Cemetery Tours: “MOVers and Shakers” at Oak Grove Cemetery

Saturday, June 10, 2023 10am & 12pm

The list of accomplishments of Mid-Ohio Valley (MOV) residents and their impact on our city, state, and country is truly impressive. This tour will recount the lives and accomplishments of just a few of our town’s most talented leaders, including: Revolutionary War General and Continental Congress member James Mitchell Varnum whose groundbreaking efforts at Valley Forge resulted in the enlistment and integration of African-American and Native-American soldiers into his First Rhode Island regiment; Anchorage owner Douglass Putnam whose business interests involved real estate, railroads, banks, and more, in addition to his strong support of Marietta College and other institutions in the area; Choctaw missionary Catherine (Fay) Ewing who took in poor children and founded the first Children’s Home in Ohio that became a model throughout the entire country, as well as establishing the Woman’s Home in Marietta; Broughton Foods Company President & Marietta Community Foundation founder Carl Broughton whose philanthropy touched many lives in the community; Prominent Oil Producer and banker John Dinsmoor who had significant oil and gas interests in 5 states; and the Murray family who founded a 3-generation manufacturing business called The Airolite Company.

Cost: $10

Tour begins at Oak Grove Cemetery 8th & Washington St, Marietta

Our tour guide will use an enhanced speaker system to ensure adequate audio levels and social distancing.
Member Discounts: If you are currently a Contributing, Patron, or Lifetime member of The Castle, please use coupon code “castlemember” at checkout to apply your membership benefits. (Contributing – $50: Free admission to 2 cemetery tours, Patron – $100: Free admission to 4 cemetery tours, Lifetime – $1,000: Up to 8 free admissions for cemetery tours.)

Cemetery Tour Tips:
Tours last up to one hour and 15 minutes
Walking takes place across uneven ground and between headstones
You’ll be standing at some locations for around 10 – 15 minutes
Check the weather and dress accordingly
Bringing water, walking sticks, or easily carried folding chairs is encouraged
When you arrive at the cemetery, if you already have a reservation or tickets check-in with the Castle team member with a clipboard.
Unless otherwise noted, tickets will continue to be sold onsite. Paying for your admission with exact change is appreciated.
By purchasing these tickets you consent to the use of photographs from this event being used for promotional purposes.

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Oak Grove Cemetery

Eighth and Washington Streets
Marietta, OH 45750

The first burial in Oak Grove Cemetery was made in 1864, three years after the city of Marietta purchased the 33 acres of land from Judge Arius Nye. It is still in use today.

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