Scott Britton to share local stories of the civil war

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MARIETTA, OH (November 3, 2016)—The Evergreen Arts & Humanities Series at Washington State Community College (WSCC) in collaboration with the Schwendeman Agency, Inc. announce an upcoming presentation by local historian Scott Britton.

Britton will present "Little Known Local Stories of the Civil War" on Saturday, November 12, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. in Graham Auditorium on the campus of Washington State Community College.

Britton has been researching stories of Civil War veterans of the Mid-Ohio Valley for more than 20 years. He has uncovered information that details the best of our American spirit, tales of courage and heroism, heartbreak, compassion, and perseverance.

Britton will delight the audience with a number of little-known stories of our local Civil War soldiers. Included among the tales of area residents that he will recount will be the 1837 murder that inspired fanatical abolitionist John Brown, the fighting Quakers of Bartlett, the last execution in the Union Army, the court-martialed Mayor of Marietta, and a happy ending to a family's 43 year search for their son who was a prisoner of war.

Britton is Executive Director of The Castle, a Gothic Revival style home in Marietta, Ohio. Now a museum, The Castle is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Admission to the presentation is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required, but seating is limited and is on a first come, first served basis. More information about the Series and the Fall 2016 - Spring 2017 season is available at 740.885.5687 or

For 45 years, Washington State Community College has provided residents of the Mid-Ohio Valley the opportunity to realize dreams, to enhance skills, and to broaden understanding. Whether you are a recent high school graduate or an adult student looking to move your life in a new direction, Washington State has the classes to suit your needs. For more information about Washington State Community College, visit or call 740.374.8716.

The Evergreen Arts & Humanities Series was established in 1998 to bring free and low-cost educational, cultural and entertainment programming to the community. Events are made possible in part by financial gifts to the Evergreen Arts & Humanities Fund at the Washington State Community College Foundation. For more information about the Foundation, please visit or call 740.568.1940.

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