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The museum is on the site of the first organized American settlement in the Northwest Territory. Founded by the Ohio Company of Associates in 1788, Campus Martius was a fort that served as home for some of the pioneers while they established Marietta. The restored Rufus Putnam house, part of the original fort, is now enclosed within a wing of the museum. Exhibits on the main floor of the museum pertain to this early settlement and contain many of the original pioneer artifacts. They explore the prehistoric Indian populations that occupied this area and relations with the historic Indians as the white settlers moved in. A changing exhibit gallery presents temporary exhibits on various topics pertaining to the overall museum theme throughout the course of the year.
Other History nearby:
(Parkersburg) Blennerhassett Island Historical Park
(Marietta) Campus Martius: Museum of the N.W. Terr.
(Weston) Jackson's Mill Historic Area
(Marietta) The Castle
(Point Pleasant) West Virginia State Farm Museum
05/18 Coming to The Marietta area
West Virginia Strawberry Festival Buckhannon WV May15-19 The Festival is a unique, traditional celebration to promote the strawberry harvest. Enthusiastic volunteers provide good, family style entertainment that offers exciting educational and cultural events for everyone.
Park Street Festival Columbus OH June7-8 So many Food Trucks, so little time! Bringing you the best & most diverse food trucks in all of Ohio, all in one place!
Mountainfest Morgantown WV July24-28
Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival Wheeling WV July26-28 Bocce tournament, pasta exhibit, wine competition, entertainment.
Tuscarawas County Italian-American Festival Dover OH August9-11 Our 24th Annual Festival Plate is honoring the 1962 Class A State Football Champions from Dennison Saint Mary's High School.
Mohican Traditions Festival Loudonville OH August16-17 Experience "hometown" Loudonville by attending the always-popular Arts & Crafts Show!