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  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.

Lead students with hands-on activities about early Marietta, and U.S. frontier history following the Revolutionary War. Training provided to lead all activities. No experience necessary!!

Programs include:

  • Candle dipping
  • Pioneer toys
  • Pioneer clothing
  • Silhouette drawing
  • Military defense
  • Surveying
  • Quilting
  • Weaving
  • Farming
  • Map Skills
  • Wildlife in Ohio
  • Quills, early writing
  • Transportation
  • Native Americans
  • Underground Railroad
  • North West Ordinance
  • Fossils & Dinosaur Bones
  • Rocks & Minerals of Ohio

1 More opportunity with FRIENDS OF THE MUSEUMS INC



601 2nd St, Marietta, OH 45750, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Friends of the Museums, Inc. is to promote and preserve the history of our region, the Northwest Territory and of our inland waterways.


The Friends of the Museums operate two museums: Campus Martius Museum & the Ohio River Museum.

Campus Martius Museum’s exhibits present the pivotal role of Marietta’s founding (1788) and the creation of the Northwest Territory (1787) in our nation’s history. The new territory represented the first expansion of the United States beyond the original thirteen states. Once inside the museum, you will be transported back in time to see how the Continental Congress and enterprising leaders created the new territory. Study valuable historical documents, view the remains of ancient civilizations discovered by the settlers, and learn about life in the new settlement at Marietta. The museum experience includes tours of the two oldest buildings in Ohio: The Rufus Putnam House and The Ohio Company Land Office.

The Ohio River Museums has three buildings of exhibits focus on the history of the Ohio River and its importance relating to the expansion of our country. The Golden Age of the steamboat recalls the romance and luxury as many people traveled the river in style. The river’s natural history explores the stories of the beauty and the ugliness that the inland rivers sometimes tell. Outside is the W.P. Snyder, Jr., the last of the steam-powered, stern wheeled towboats in the United States and a National Historic Landmark, the Tell City Pilot House, a flat boat reproduction, a restored shanty boat, and a series of poles showing the heights of some on the worst floods in recorded history to hit this area.


We'll work with your schedule.


601 2nd StMarietta, OH 45750



  • People Skills


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • We work around your schedule as much as possible!

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