418 4th Street • Marietta, Ohio 45750 • 740.373.4180

Third Thursday Talk: “William & Betsey Mills Family Legacy” By Jerrie Berentz, Linda Showalter, & Scott Britton

Thursday, October 20th, 2022 7pm – 8pm

Reservations Required

When you hear the name Betsey Mills, you immediately think of service to women, children, and the wider community. But the history of the Mills family is much more. This program will share the life experiences and family history of these three generations of philanthropic and civic-minded leaders. We will bring to light William and Betsey’s work to improve the lives of women, saving Marietta College from financial ruin, and their steadfast religious commitment that created the building blocks to help those less fortunate in our town through the creation of the Betsey Mills Club nearly 100 years ago.

Reservations Required. Space is Limited.

About the speaker:Our Executive Director, Scott Britton was born in Marietta, raised near Vincent, and graduated from Warren High School and Penn State University. Scott has been interested in history since he was in fourth grade and has been studying and researching Washington County, Ohio history since 1991, particularly its founding and extraordinary military history. He became The Castle’s Executive Director in 2011. He is a member of the following organizations: Co-founder, President, & Battlefield Tour Guide, Civil War Round Table of the Mid-Ohio Valley; past President, Washington Co. Historical Society; past Commander, Gen. Fearing Camp SUVCW; Historian, Marietta Chapter SAR; Board Member, Friends of Joseph Barker Junior House; and new Board of Directors member, Marietta-Washington Co. CVB.

About the speaker: Jerrie is retired from the Marietta City Schools where she served for many years as an elementary guidance counselor. Jerrie has been associated with the Castle since 2016 where she serves as a docent, volunteer liaison, and works on curatorial inventory.

About the speaker: Linda Showalter is the Special Collections Associate at Marietta College’s Legacy Library. She helps researchers find information they need from manuscripts, photographs, rare books, and artwork. 



This program is donation based and is being offered as both a virtual and in-person option. Reservations are required for both options.

In-Person Attendance *Reservations Required*

Reservations are required for in-person attendance. Please click below to be taken through the registration process. Space is limited.

At this time, masking is optional for in-person attendance. Should any changes need to be made, registered attendees will be notified as early as possible.

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Virtual Attendance:

To register for the virtual option, 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*

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