‘Night at the Museum’ spotlights Marietta history
The Castle Historic House Museum welcomed guests to enjoy its annual Night at the Museum.
MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) - The Castle Historic House Museum featured a new cast of famous and lesser-known historical figures with connections to Marietta.
Every 15 minutes, tours walked throughout the mansion encountering different characters in each room.
Local volunteers portrayed characters in time-period costumes.
Museum education director Kyle Yoho portrayed Edward Schramm, a turn-of-the-century small business owner and one of the first leading florists of Marietta.
Yoho said the event is a unique way to engage families.
“A more interesting, a more tactical way to engage in our local history. And to learn about people you might not get a chance to learn about or to learn about people you may have heard the names of but see them in a different light because of the way we are portraying them.”
Yoho hopes guests walk away with a deeper understanding of the people and events that influence our society.
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