Campus Martius Museum invites you to the home of General Rufus Putnam to meet with some of Marietta’s citizens from the early 19th century.
During the winter months, the early settlers spent hours planning their gardens in preparation for the coming spring. The success of their plantings made the difference between starving and surviving. Even though, they understood that large crops were a necessary part of life, they tried to bring more formal and decorative gardens to the frontier. Many times that included exotic plantings and fruit trees laid out using design elements brought from England and France.
On Wednesday, December 27, 2017, visit with Judge Paul Fearing and Territorial Secretary Winthrop Sargent as they plan their gardens for the coming spring.
Regular Museum Admission