February 4, 2019
CONTACT: Amy Reed
MARIETTA - Join the Marietta Museum of History as it continues its Diverse Cobb series with additional offerings honoring Black History Month. Diverse Cobb focuses on many facets of local black history with the goal of educating the community on overlooked, difficult, and complex topics. These are informative and fascinating classes, and all are welcome to attend.
Where: The Marietta Museum of History, 1 Depot Street, Marietta, GA 30060
Dates and Topics:
2/1 - 2/28: Diverse Cobb Photo & Artifact Collection Help us preserve Cobb County’s black history by bringing your photographs and artifacts by the museum anytime this month for donation. Photos can be scanned and returned! 2/2 @ 2:00 pm: We Were Here Too: Documenting Black History Through Photographs and Archives Presented by Marietta native Michael Thomas on how images and documents of black America have become suppressed, forgotten and lost in our historic narrative.
$5 per person, Museum Members are FREE 2/12 @ 6:30 pm: Evening with History: "Between the Devil and the Deep Sea": The Freedman’s Bureau at Marietta, Georgia. Presented by historian Jay Lutz on his research into how Marietta’s Freedman’s Bureau office aided newly freed slaves after the Civil War.
$5 per person, Museum Members are FREE 2/23 @ 2 pm: Unsung Heroes of Cobb County: Black Pilots A panel discussion presented by the Cobb Chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
Questions or want more info? Contact the Museum at 770-794-5710
The Museum uses ordinary objects to tell the extraordinary stories of Marietta and Cobb County’s rich history and culture. Galleries and exhibits cover topics such as military history, home life throughout the centuries, technology and local businesses from our past. Current temporary exhibits include Pinning From the Past: Scrapbooking Before the Internet and More Than Planes: Aviation in Cobb County.