Imagining Marietta: The Northwest Territory Murals
The exhibit Imagining Marietta features 12 murals depicting the first settlement of the Northwest Territory, each painted by William Mark Young. Also on display are rare and seldom-seen artifacts ranging from a banjo clock that belonged to Rufus Putnam, who established the first Ohio Company settlement on the banks of the Ohio River and became an important political leader in the Northwest Territory, to hand-written letters, historic newspapers, and photos of early Marietta. See images of early Marietta plus artifacts from the past 225 years that are not ordinarily on exhibit.
This exhibit in recognition of the 225th anniversary of the founding of Marietta, first permanent settlement in the Northwest Territory, is made possible through contributions from Peoples Bancorp, the City of Marietta, and Dr. Andrew Wehrman of Marietta College.