The Castle in Marietta will present a jazz program during the first weekend of June, which will also mark the beginning of a new exhibit and tours.
Michal Tobar's Jazz Trio will present "Miles Davis," focused on the American jazz visionary, from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at The Castle, 418 Fourth St.
Tickets are $12.50 per person. Reservations are recommended and may be made by calling 373-4180.
More information on Castle events and programs is available at www.mariettacastle.org.
A new Civil War exhibit will be on display at The Castle from Saturday through Aug. 31. The summer hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Regular admission is $7 for adults, $6.50 for seniors age 60 and older and $4 for students.
The special exhibit focuses on Marietta's link to the Civil War, looking at three of The Castle's residents who were Civil War soldiers. Castle builder Col. Melvin Clarke and his son, Joseph Dana Clarke, were both killed during the war, while Theodore F. Davis served not only in the War Between the States, but also as an Ohio Senator.
The exhibit will include stories of local heroes such as the drummer boy Red Cap, General Rufus R. Dawes and Ephraim Cutler Dawes. It includes the flagstaff that carried the flag of the 36th O.V.I. (Col. Clarke's unit) into battle.
It also features the bed carved by Ephraim Cutler Dawes' wife, Frances, and examines women's role in the Civil War. Visitors can also examine two Civil War field desks used by local Civil War veterans.
Saturday also marks the beginning of The Castle's new Mound Cemetery tours, which will continue through Sept. 1. The tours will start at 10 a.m. each Saturday at the gates of Mound Cemetery on Fifth Street.
The cost for the Mound Cemetery tour is $5. The tour features a walk around the cemetery to learn about local heroes and history.
Reservations are appreciated, but not necessary. For information, call 373-4180.