14 Days with Patriots and Pioneers schedule of programs

“14 Days with Patriots and Pioneers of Washington County,” April 1 to 14, presented by Marietta Chapter Sons of the American Revolution, 225th Anniversary of April 7, 1788 Founding of Marietta, Northwest Territory.

April 1 to 14 calendar of events

April 1 to 15: Campus Martius Museum, 601 Second St., Marietta Sons of the American Revolution Americanism Poster Contest Exhibit features first place winners from Washington County Elementary Schools 2013 SCHOOL YEAR POSTER THEME: “The Declaration of Independence” to the Ordinance of 1787 and 225th Anniversary of the Founding of Marietta and the Northwest Territory.

April 3: Farmers Castle Museum Education Center”, 509 Ridge St. Belpre, Ohio. “Celebrating 224 Anniversary of the Founding of Belpre”, 1 to 4 p.m. Museum will be open Wednesdays and Saturdays, April thru October 1 to 4 p.m., other times by appointment. Admission, adults $4, students $1, for information call (740) 423-7588 or 423-7382.

April 5: Harmar Elementary School Annual Bell Ringing at Fearing House Museum to Celebrate Marietta’s Birthday

April 5: Harmar Elementary School, Marietta Chapter Sons of the American Revolution present “Fort Harmar 1785 & Marietta and Northwest Territory 1788”

April 5: noon to 1 p.m., Ohio River Museum, 601 Front St., Marietta; guest speaker: Jeff Spear, President of Sons & Daughters of Pioneer Rivermen Topic: The Ritts’ W.P. Snyder Jr. Legacy; brown bag lunch at the Ohio River Museum; free program. Talk and walk-through of “The Ritts’ W.P. Snyder Jr Legacy” exhibit. This exhibit covers the lives of Captain Charles E. Ritts transportation manager for Crucible Steel Company of America and his son Charles E. Ritts, Jr unofficial photographer for Crucible. The exhibit contains many wonderful artifacts pertaining to Crucible boats and C.E. Ritts Jr’s marvelous photographs. Also discussed will be Captain Cumberland W. Posey from Belpre, Ohio. In the late 19th and early 20th century Captain Posey, a black man, became one of Pittsburgh, Pa.’s success stories, owning and running several towboats, a bank, and one of the first black baseball teams. Truly a man of industry and finance. Free Program. Discounted admission for tour of museum

April 5: Marietta Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, Chapter Library, 507 8th St. Marietta, open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., free and open to researching your patriot ancestor.

April 6: 1 p.m., Marietta Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution invites Sons of the American Revolution for 225th Birthday Luncheon at American Legion Post 64. Speaker: Louise Zimmer. Cost: $13.50 Reservations by April 1 to Janice McGregor, (740) 678-2756. The Marietta Chapter DAR invites SAR and DAR members to attend. Louise Zimmer is a very interesting speaker. She is a prolific researcher of Ohio history, radio show personality and one that weaves the stories of our pioneer past with true perfection. Sons of the American Revolution Color Guard will present Colors.

April 6: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Campus Martius Museum, 601 Second St., Marietta “Marietta Imagined Exhibit” Tour the Ohio Company House constructed in 1788. Tour General Rufus Putnam House that was part of the original fortress Campus Martius. Regular admission fee.

April 6: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Seminar begins at 10 a.m.) Campus Martius Museum Author James Williams will premier his new book, “Blazes, Posts and Stones” beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the Ohio Company Land Office at Campus Martius. Dressed in period uniform, Williams will present a seminar from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. The seminar titled, “Indian War 1790-1795, the life and death struggle for the Northwest Territory” will feature new maps, visuals and flags.

Anyone wishing to purchase an autographed copy of James Williams’ book should plan to attend this event. Dressed in period uniform, reenactors of the Geographer’s Department of General Washington’s Army will be featured throughout the day. Also in attendance will be members of the Professional Land Surveyors of Ohio. Regular admission fee except members are free.

April 6: 1 p.m., Campus Martius Museum, 601 Second St., Marietta Chuck Bell as George Washington Learn the myths and little known facts of our first President, straight from him. President Washington will tell you about his life as a surveyor, frontier commander, farmer and planter, Revolutionary War General and President of the United States. The program is free thanks to the Washington County Public Library. If you wish to tour Campus Martius Museum, regular admission fees apply.

April 6: Farmers Castle Museum Education Center”, 509 Ridge St. Belpre, Ohio. “Celebrating 224 Anniversary of the Founding of Belpre”, Tour the museum; hours: 1 to 4 p.m., Adults: $4, Students: $1; for more info call (740) 423-7588.

April 6: 7 p.m., The Castle, 418 Fourth St., Marietta. Concert Series: “Melting Pot of Jazz presents A Tribute to Dave Brubeck. Adults $12.50, students $10, reservations requested, “http://www.mariettacastle.org”>www.mariettacastle.org

April 7: 10 to 11 a.m., First Congregational Church, 318 Front St., Marietta. “225th Anniversary Church Service” Service will provide history and detail of the early church and its teaching. The community and guests in Colonial period clothing are welcome.

“On December 6, 1796, the Christian people in the various settlements banded themselves together in a Church under a simple but comprehensive confession of faith and covenant.” So runs an account in the handwriting of Rufus Putnam concerning the first organized church in Marietta and now the oldest continuous worshipping fellowship west of the Alleghenies began. www.mariettafirstchurch.org/First_Congregational_UCC/Our_History.html

April 7: 12:30 to 1 p.m., First Congregational Church, bell ringing of the carillon will be performed with various patriotic tunes. Guests are invited to climb the steps into the bell tower to watch or assist Nancy Riley, Past Regent of the Daughters of the Revolution as she operates the wooden levers to engage the chimes.

April 7: 1 to 1:40 p.m., 225th Landing of the First Forty Eight Pioneers at Start Westward Monument, Muskingum Park. Rufus Putnam (Historian Bill Reynolds), dignitaries and historians will address the assembled. Assisted by period dressed members of the Brigade of the American Revolution; Color Guard from the Sons of the American Revolution and guest reenactors. (In case of rain, program to be held at First Congregational Church, across the street at 318 Front Street)

April 7: 1:40 to 2 p.m., Processional from Start Westward Monument to Campus Martius Wharf and the Ohio River Museum. Rufus Putnam, BAR, SAR, DAR, and Living History reenactors will lead the processional (parade) with townsfolk and guests joining in.

April 7: noon to 5 p.m., Ohio River Museum, 601 Front St., Marietta, site of the Campus Martius Wharf, 2 to 5 p.m., Sons of the American Revolution members in period clothing at the 1788 Flatboat Replica for program. Regular admission fee for museum tours.

April 7: noon to 5 p.m., Campus Martius Museum, 601 Second St., Marietta, “Marietta Imagined Exhibit” Tour the Ohio Company House constructed in 1788. Tour General Rufus Putnam House that was part of the original fortress Campus Martius. Regular admission fee, price for reenactors in period clothing.

April 7: 2 p.m., Campus Martius Museum, 601 Second St., Marietta Andrew Cayton will present “Marietta in Memory, History & Imagination”. His talk will focus on the personal and professional regarding the legacy of Marietta’s founders. Cayton is a Distinguished Professor of History at Miami University, (Ohio) teaches courses in the history of North America in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. He has written extensively about the struggle for control of the region west of the Appalachian Mountains and the emergence of political and cultural borders within the United States.

His interest in empires and borderlands as well as questions of power and consent led to his collaboration with Fred Anderson in The Dominion of War: Empire and Liberty in North America, 1500-2000 (2005) and to his current work, also with Fred Anderson, “Imperial America, 1672-1764.” He is also the author of the forthcoming “Love in the Time of Revolution” and has served as president of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic. Program Free, Regular admission fee for tours.

April 7: 2 to 4 p.m., Annual Marietta Birthday Bell Ringing and Tours at the Fearing House Museum, 131 Gilman Ave., Marietta.

April 7: Annual Pioneer Day Dinner, sponsored by the Washington County Historical Society. Speaker, Dave McKain presents “Women of Henderson Hall”, Location: Lafayette Hotel. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., reception; 6:30 p.m.; dinner; 7:30 p.m. program; call 373-1788 for reservations, (choice of beef, chicken or vegetarian) Cost: $25

April 9: Annual Belpre Founders Day Dinner, “Celebrating 224th Anniversary of the Founding of Belpre”, sponsored by the Belpre Historical Society. Speaker: Local historian Marty Seufer presents the ‘1864’ Presidential Election of Abraham Lincoln. Location: Belpre Church of Christ, 2932 Washington Blvd., Belpre. Dinner 6 p.m., $20 reservation required, due no later than April 5. Program following dinner in the Auditorium, is open to the public at no charge. Call (740) 423-7588 or 423-7382

April 10: Farmers Castle Museum Education Center”, 509 Ridge St., Belpre. “Celebrating 224 Anniversary of the Founding of Belpre”, Tour the museum; hours: 1 to 4 p.m., Adults: $4, Students: $1; for more information call (740) 423-7588.

April 11: “Ground Breaking Ceremony for New Collections Preservation Education Building” Farmers Castle Museum Education Center”, 509 Ridge St. Belpre. For more information call Nancy Sams at (740) 423-7382 or the museum (740) 423-7588 and leave message.

April 12: Marietta Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, Chapter Library, 507 Eighth St. Marietta, open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., free and open to researching your patriot ancestor.

April 12: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oliver Tucker Museum, Ohio 60, Beverly, “Celebrating 224th Anniversary of Beverly – Waterford – Wolf Creek Mill” special museum tours by the Lower Muskingum Historical Society. Donations accepted.

April 13: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oliver Tucker Museum, Ohio 60, Beverly, “Celebrating 224th Anniversary of Beverly – Waterford – Wolf Creek Mill” special museum tours by the Lower Muskingum Historical Society. Donations accepted.

April 13: Farmers Castle Museum Education Center”, 509 Ridge St. Belpre, “Celebrating 224 Anniversary of the Founding of Belpre”, Tour the museum; hours: 1 to 4 p.m., Adults: $4, Students: $1; for more information call (740) 423-7588.

April 13 and 14:1 to 4 p.m., Henry Fearing House Museum, Special Exhibit “Toys of Yesteryear”, 131 Gilman St., Marietta.

April 13 and 14: Ohio Long Rifle Show. The Lafayette Hotel will host the Ohio Long Rifle Collectors Association; Saturday, April 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. www.aolrc.org/events fee

April 13 and 14: Standing Stone Trade Fair, Fairfield Co. Fairgrounds, Lancaster, Ohio. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., admission $3.

History, Genealogy, Historical Sites and Trip Planning www.campusmartiusmuseum.org/links.html

2013 marks the 6th Anniversary of the Marietta Chapter OHSSAR “Patriots and Pioneers Program”. Our goals are to perpetuate the ideals of the war for independence; research and document the people and events of the American Revolution; promote patriotism; and preserve the ideals of freedom. Our primary search is for the Revolutionary War Patriots of Washington County, Ohio.