For He aven’s S a ke . In 1926, Marietta College faculty, staff and students gathered to present an emotional performance of Handel’s Messiah. Now in its 84th year, this Mid-Ohio Valley tradition involves a professional orchestra, four professional soloists and one student soloist under the direction of Dr. Daniel Monek. December 5, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. in St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Marietta’s First Unitarian Universalist Church is beautiful example of Gothic Revival style architecture featuring original woodwork, wainscoting, pews and a curved stairway with carved walnut banister reputedly carved by a former slave. The designer, Nahum Ward, designed several other Marietta landmarks including The Castle, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, the Anchorage, and Henderson Hall. Marietta’s Mound Cemetery has the most (24) Revolutionary War Officers buried in any one United States Cemetery. It is located in the heart of Marietta’s historic downtown, surrounded by tree-lined brick streets, and colonial style homes just steps from Marietta College campus, the first Academy in the Northwest Territory dating back to 1800.
First Unitarian Universalist Church
St. Mary’s Catholic Church
Other additions to this trip could include an overnight stay at the Historic Lafayette Hotel, a performance at the Players Theater, a narrated Trolley Tour of Marietta, and a lovely meal or wine tasting in downtown Marietta during Hometown Holidays November & December.
Enjoy music, architechture, theater, and more in Ohio's oldest city!