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Posted on: April 24, 2017

Marietta Museum of History to Host Remember When Club: The 1974 Train Wreck

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April 24, 2017

CONTACT: Jan Galt

770-794-5710  

jan@mariettahistory.org

MARIETTA—Friday, April 28th, 2017 at 10:30am, the Marietta Museum of History continues its popular monthly program, the Remember When Club.  In its third year, the Club explores what life was like in Cobb County when Highway 41 was known as the 4 Lane, everyday shopping was done on the Square and life was a little bit simpler.

The Remember When Club discusses different topics each month with a panel of guests that share their memories.  The Club encourages the audience to participate by sharing their memories as well.  This month, we will be discussing the train derailment of 1974 next to the Marietta Square. The wreck took out the old freight depot across the tracks from the Kennesaw House, dozens of brand new cars being transported south were strewn around what’s now the Mill Street parking lots and traffic was snarled for days. Joining the Museum will be Floyd Northcutt who was working in the B & N Auto Parts on the corner of Mill St. and the tracks. The business was quickly evacuated before the derailed train cars slammed into its side; amazingly no one was injured. Hear his memories along with those of Marietta police officers, fire fighters and others who experienced this wreck first hand. 

The Remember When club is held the 4th Friday of every month through October in the first floor Virginia Tumlin Room at 10:30am. If you have a topic that you think would be good for the club or know of a person who could speak on our upcoming topic(s), please contact Museum staff at 770-794-5710 or info@mariettahistory.org

When: Friday, April 28th starting at 10:30am

Where: Marietta Museum of History, 1 Depot Street, Marietta, GA 30060

Cost: FREE but donations are greatly appreciated!  If you would like to tour the Museum before or after the event, the cost is $5 per person. 

To learn more about the Marietta Museum of History, visit us at www.MariettaHistory.org

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