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Campus Martius Museum programs to finish out year

MARIETTA — The Campus Martius Museum has programs coming up to close out 2019.

Due to construction at the front entry, visitors should enter the museum from the parking lot.

The first program will be “Visit with the Pioneers” from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 28 at the museum at 601 Second St. in Marietta.

Visitors to the museum will be able to visit the home of General Rufus Putnam, inside Campus Martius, to meet with some of Marietta’s citizens from the early 19th century.

On Dec. 30, the museum will be holding a special free program called “Native American Marietta Earthwork” at 7 p.m. at Campus Martius featuring a new video production and recent Earthworks Study results.

The program is provided free through support from the Washington County Public Library and the Friends of the Museums.

In 2016, the Friends of the Museums Campus Martius Museum engaged archaeologist Wes Clarke to collect all known written materials, maps, and studies relating to the Marietta and Washington County Earthworks. On Monday night, Clarke will present preliminary findings and a new video on the Marietta Earthworks completed for the Friends of the Museums – Campus Martius.

The video provides a visual introduction to the area’s ancient Native American cultures and the historic early investigations into their monumental earthworks as well as contemporary archaeological investigations.

It also features recent magnetometer and ground penetrating surveys at Quadranaou platform mound and drone photogrammetry surveys conducted for the Friends by Dr. Jarrod Burks with Ohio Valley Archaeology Inc.

The program includes materials prepared by Clarke, archival materials from the Campus Martius Museum, Washington County Public Library, Marietta College Legacy Library, and Ohio History Connection. The video was produced by Voyageur Media Group.

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