Shoes Coloring Page

Be sure to lace up, and enjoy the nice weather when we have it. We hope your shoes are much more comfortable than this pair of women’s shoes featured in today’s coloring page! Click here to download today’s coloring page.

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Pen & Paper Coloring Page

We hope you’re keeping in touch with friends and family while at home. Today we have many options to virtually stay in touch with one another. When The Castle was built, the best way to stay in touch with friends or family was to put pen to paper, like you

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Washboard Coloring Page

Is it laundry day at your house? Before the convenience of the push button washer and dryer, doing laundry was an even more burdensome chore as highlighted in today’s coloring page.  Washboards were used to scrub dirt out of your clothes before placing them outside to dry. It was quite

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The Castle’s History at Home: Recommendations from The Castle Staff

During this time of social distancing, The Castle is investigating alternative ways in which we can reconnect with the public and continue our historical education mission. “History at Home” provides staff recommendations regarding a variety of topics that you can explore and experience from your home. Our staff members will

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Nye Stove Coloring Page

Have you been cooking some good meals while home? If you were living in Marietta in the mid-late 1800s you might have been cooking on a Nye stove like this one highlighted in today’s coloring page. This Nye stove on display at the museum can facilitate a lot of family

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Colonel Clarke Coloring Page

Today’s coloring page highlights The Castle’s first owner Colonel Melvin Clarke! Melvin was a prominent attorney, Marietta’s first city solicitor, abolitionist, advocate of public education, and renowned speaker. At the onset of the Civil War, he recruited and led local troops of the 36th Ohio Volunteer Infantry until he was

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Paper Quilt Craft

Looking for some arts and crafts activities to do while you’re home? Download our paper quilt activity and enjoy learning about the history of quilting and design your own “Ohio Star” quilt block. The whole family can get involved by making multiple blocks to create their own quilt! Click here

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Museums Answer The Call

By: Kyle Yoho, MA – Education Director, The Castle Historic House Museum As a museum educator and all around nerd for museums, I’m happy to report museums across the country are answering the call for digital outreach to students of all ages during this time of social distancing. A majority

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Color The Castle

To promote fun, local history activities from home we’re highlighting a few pages from The Castle Coloring Book over the next few weeks. As an added bonus for those who love history and coloring we’re offering one free tour pass per person who posts their finished version of today’s page

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The Castle Coloring Activity Book

While schools are closed, with many working from home, all ages practicing social distancing, and The Castle closed, we have digitized The Castle Coloring Book as a means for families to enjoy their time together with a little historical education and creativity. This fun coloring book created by one of

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