Pioneer Women of Ohio’s First Frontier 2007

Pioneer Women of Ohio’s First Frontier 2007
Sunday, March 11, 3-5 p.m.

Campus Martius Museum (http://www.ohiohistory.org/places/campus/)
601 Second St, Marietta, Ohio
FREE/Ohio Historical Society member, $8/nonmember adult, $3/nonmember child.
(Fee includes entrance to the museum and all its exhibit–it’s open noon-5pm that day, so come early!)

Louise Zimmer presents true stories from the lives of women in early Marietta and southeast Ohio. Rendered with humor and respect for their unsung yet vital daily accomplishments, Mrs. Zimmer gives audiences a feel for life on Ohio’s frontier from a woman’s point of view.

Louise is the author of two books of local history, TRUE STORIES OF PIONEER TIMES and MORE TRUE STORIES FROM PIONEER VALLEY. Sponsored by the Friends of the Campus Martius Museum.

Added exhibit: “Quilts and Samplers from the Collections of the Ohio Historical Society.” Four quilts sewn (1816-1905) by Washington County women, twelve samplers by Ohio girls.

MARIETTA TIMES article about the presentation:
http://www.mariettatimes.com/news/story/new1211_38200780016.asp

The Campus Martius Museum highlights migration in Ohio’s history. The museum is on the site of the first organized American settlement in the Northwest Territory. Founded by the Ohio Company of Associates in 1788, Campus Martius was a fort that served as home for some of the pioneers while they established Marietta. The restored Rufus Putnam house, part of the original fort, is now enclosed within a wing of the museum. Behind the museum is the Ohio Company’s Land Office.

Campus Martius Museum is at the corner of Washington (State Route 7) and Second streets in Marietta, Ohio

Contact: 740.373.3750 or 800.860.0145

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