Saturday, August 12, 2023 10am & 12pm
In March 1776, future First Lady Abigail Adams cautioned her husband John Adams that when America’s founders declared their independence and created a new code of laws, they should “remember the ladies.” This tour will detail the stories of several notable Marietta women and their significant legacy that until now has largely been hidden or overlooked. Hear the stories of: Lydia (Moulton) McKowan, a highly skilled silver and goldsmith who plied her trade here on the frontier in 1789; Bathsheba (Rouse) Green, the first female school teacher in the Northwest Territory; Betty Washington (Lewis) Lovell, the grandniece of George Washington who was labeled the “ministering angel in the sick-rooms” of Marietta and a dedicated supporter of the needy of our community; Daphne Squires, a free Black woman who owned a house next to the cemetery and was widely regarded by many in the 19th century as Marietta’s best cook; Elizabeth (Gross) Cisler, a business entrepreneur and the widowed proprietor of the historic St. Cloud Hotel; and Dr. Bertlyn Bosley, a world-renowned nutritionist and owner of The Castle into the 1980s; and more.
Tour begins at Mound Cemetery, Fifth and Scammel
Our tour guide will use an enhanced speaker system to ensure adequate audio levels and social distancing.
Member Discounts: If you are currently a Contributing, Patron, or Lifetime member of The Castle, please use coupon code “castlemember” at checkout to apply your membership benefits. (Contributing – $50: Free admission to 2 cemetery tours, Patron – $100: Free admission to 4 cemetery tours, Lifetime – $1,000: Up to 8 free admissions for cemetery tours.)
Cemetery Tour Tips:
Tours last up to one hour and 15 minutes
Walking takes place across uneven ground and between headstones
You’ll be standing at some locations for around 10 – 15 minutes
Check the weather and dress accordingly
Bringing water, walking sticks, or easily carried folding chairs is encouraged
When you arrive at the cemetery, if you already have a reservation or tickets check-in with the Castle team member with a clipboard.
Unless otherwise noted, tickets will continue to be sold onsite. Paying for your admission with exact change is appreciated.
By purchasing these tickets you consent to the use of photographs from this event being used for promotional purposes.