418 4th Street • Marietta, Ohio 45750 • 740.373.4180

Solstice Watch

Tuesday, December 21st 2021 – 4pm – 5pm

One function of the large earthwork complexes, such as the one found at Marietta, was to track the passage of seasons through astronomical observations. Aligned along the parallel walls of “Sacra Via” is the winter solstice sunset. On December 21st at 4pm join The Castle’s archaeologist Wes Clarke for this year’s solstice sunset watch at Sacra Via Park either in person or virtually. During this program, Wes will discuss the astronomical alignments of Marietta’s mound structures.

This offering is free. Donations are encouraged.

Program takes place at Sacra Via Park (between Third and Second Streets.) Rain or Shine.

For continued safety of attendees:

We are following all CDC, Ohio Department of Health, and Marietta/ Belpre Health Department guidelines:

  • Masks are not required, but the CDC still recommends their use for those who are not fully vaccinated.
  • At least six-foot social distancing between unfamiliar persons or groups is also suggested.
  • Our tour guide will use an enhanced speaker system to ensure adequate audio levels and social distancing.

Note: Protocols and guidelines are subject to change. Changes will be announced and ticketed guests informed at the earliest convenience.


About the speaker: Wes Clarke is a Registered Professional Archaeologist with over 45 years’ experience conducting research in the American Midwest and in Southeast Asia.  He has particular interest in early historic pottery, Ohio art history, the history of pioneer Ohio, and early state development in Southeast Asia, and has published numerous articles on these topics.  He is currently in the ninth season of excavations on the historic Clark family pottery site at The Castle Museum, where he works as the Manager of Collections.


Interested in attending virtually?

To register, click below. This will take you to Zoom registration where you will sign-up for this webinar. After completing registration, you should receive an email with information on how to log-in to the webinar.

If you have any questions please contact us at education@mariettacastle.org.

*This webinar may be recorded for future use*

Click here to register for the Virtual Solstice Watch

 

  • December 21, 2021
  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM