418 4th Street • Marietta, Ohio 45750 • 740.373.4180

The Castle’s Annual Garden Party Fundraiser

September 26th, 2023 6:30pm – 8:30pm

It’s a party! Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of a garden party surrounded by the beautiful landscape of The Castle! Ticket holders will enjoy light refreshments, live music, and complimentary tours of the museum. This is your chance to learn more about our top-notch educational and entertainment opportunities and meet our staff and board. This fun social occasion is a benefit to support The Castle’s mission of preservation and education. We look forward to seeing you!

Cost: $50 per Person.

Festive tent attire encouraged!

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Entertainment for the Garden Party a the Castle will feature Susan Henning Smith, a local musician who has played in several Marietta and surrounding venues as a member of Tunesmith, with her (late) husband Dave Smith. A life-long musician and retired teacher at Washington School, Susan was a long-time member of local group Family Tradition, as well as performing solo. Susan performs a variety of vocal music, accompanied on acoustic guitar. Providing a musical interlude during the evening will be a music ensemble, Heart to Heart, directed by Susan. She put together the group nearly a decade ago and the current membership has been playing since 2017. The ensemble include two flutes, cello, harp, guitar and various percussion. Susan arranges much of the group’s music, which includes a broad range of music from classical to 50-60’s hits to traditional folk tunes. In addition to Susan, members of Heart to Heart are Barbara Hintz (harp), Connie Brady (cello), Janet Hudspeth (flute), Linda Lockhart (flute). The ensemble often plays at local senior centers and has performed downtown during First Friday events. Interestingly, all members of the group are alumna of Marietta College.


Thank you to our Garden Party Sponsors
Argyle King Clarke (In Memoriam)
David Dernberger, Re/max Properties of the Valley
Joyce & Chuck Ditchendorf
Ellis & Ellis, A Legal Professional Association
Eye Care Associates of Marietta
Francino Woodworking LLC
Greenleaf Landscapes
Harrison Construction
Morrison Inc.
Peoples Bank
Teri Ann’s
Charlie Wentz Insurance Agency
The Castle Museum Board Members

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418 4th Street
Marietta, OH 45750

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