Virtual History Central

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Welcome to The Castle’s home for online virtual content! Here you’ll find recordings of our engaging educational programs available for you to watch at your leisure. Topics covered range from local history talks, recorded food history cooking classes, and hands-on activities. These videos are suitable for history buffs of all ages.

Browse our recorded educational content by clicking on each video to read a full description. Our videos are available to view through our website via online donation. For ease of access, follow the prompts detailed below.


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  • Historical Cocktail Class
    Historical Cocktail Class
    Suggested Price: $10.00
  • “Modern” Medicine: 1865 & 2020
    “Modern” Medicine: 1865 & 2020
    Suggested Price: $10.00
  • In Their Own Words: The Civil War’s Local Legacy
    In Their Own Words: The Civil War’s Local Legacy
    Suggested Price: $10.00
  • Creating an Image: How Civil War Photos are Made
    Creating an Image: How Civil War Photos are Made
    Suggested Price: $10.00
  • A Pound of Love: Baking for Soldiers
    A Pound of Love: Baking for Soldiers
    Suggested Price: $10.00
  • Field Music and Bugling: The Army’s Musical Clock!
    Field Music and Bugling: The Army’s Musical Clock!
    Suggested Price: $10.00
  • Civil War Tunes
    Civil War Tunes
    Suggested Price: $10.00
  • High Fashion: Civilian Ladies Fashion
    High Fashion: Civilian Ladies Fashion
    Suggested Price: $10.00
  • Becoming a Soldier: Uniform & Equipment
    Becoming a Soldier: Uniform & Equipment
    Suggested Price: $10.00
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe's Underground Railroad Connections
    Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Underground Railroad Connections
    Suggested Price: $10.00
  • solstice watch
    Virtual Solstice Watch
    Suggested Price: $10.00
  • Victorian Christmas
    Holiday Music From The Castle’s Parlor
    Suggested Price: $10.00
  • punch
    Victorian Holiday Punch Class
    Suggested Price: $10.00
  • victorian decorating
    Crafting Historical Holiday Ornaments
    Suggested Price: $10.00
  • christmas pudding
    Christmas Pudding Cooking Class
    Suggested Price: $10.00
  • victorian christmas decor
    A Short History of Victorian Christmas Décor
    Suggested Price: $10.00
  • Pop-Up Talk: The Archaeology of State Failure By Sarah Murray
    Pop-Up Talk: The Archaeology of State Failure By Sarah Murray
    Suggested Price: $10.00
  • Third Thursday Talk: Freeform History Chat
    Third Thursday Talk: Freeform History Chat
    Suggested Price: $10.00
  • Third Thursday Talk: The Digital Marietta Project By Dr. Matt Young
    Third Thursday Talk: The Digital Marietta Project By Dr. Matt Young
    Suggested Price: $10.00
  • Virtual Food History Cooking Class: Kleindeutschland Marietta
    Virtual Food History Cooking Class: Kleindeutschland Marietta
    Suggested Price: $10.00
  • Antietam
    Pop Up Talk: Marching to Antietam By Scott Britton
    Suggested Price: $10.00

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  1. Select the video(s) that you would like to purchase by clicking “Premium Content.” You’ll be taken to the product description page where you can learn more about each video.
  2. Next, enter in the level of donation you’d like to make to purchase the video. (Suggested donations are $10 per video.) To finalize the purchase click “Add to Cart” where you’ll then be taken to your cart.
  3. At your cart page, click “Proceed to Checkout.”
    1. If you are a member, you’ll need to enter coupon code “castlemember” into the text field on the left of the “Apply Coupon” button. Next, click the “Apply Coupon” button. You should then see your discount applied to give you free access to this video.
  4. At checkout, enter your billing information.
  5. *Important* During checkout be sure to have “Create an account?” selected. This will prompt you to then create a password. This will give you access to the video content you are purchasing. By using the email address provided and this password you’ll have continued access to the videos you have purchased on our site.
  6. After creating your account, click “Place Order.”
  7. Next, you’ll be taken to your receipt page. At the very top, click the “View” button next to the name of the video you purchased. This will take you to the “Products” page where you can watch your video content.”

Questions? Contact us at education@mariettacastle.org.


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