October 24, 2019
CONTACT: Amy Reed
MARIETTA - On Monday, October 28, 2019 from 4pm till 7pm, the Marietta Museum of History will host a VIP Reception to commemorate the closing of its special exhibit, Spalding: An American Sports Empire which ends, Saturday, November 2, 2019. This exhibit showcases A. G. Spalding, his company and early American sports’ history. Not only was A.G. Spalding the master of a sporting goods empire, he was also a professional athlete, sportsman and marketing genius. Spalding memorabilia on exhibit includes vintage baseball, football, golf, fishing, cycling, basketball history, uniforms and equipment. A highlight is “Babe” Ruth’s 1935 Boston Braves cap! Other items feature Cobb County’s own, Atlanta Braves’ history including a 1970 Braves uniform top, 1958 World Series bunting and Boston Red Stockings items. In attendance Monday night will be Jeff Mann, the owner of this impressive private collection.
Also, on Monday night, the Museum will be celebrating the opening of the newest exhibit, The Man with the Camera: Photographs by Raymond T. Burford. This unique exhibit highlights African American photographer Raymond T. Burford, known locally as “The Man with the Camera,” and the local black communities that he documented. For over twenty years, from the 1940s through the early 1960s, Burford seemingly attended and documented every important social event, family party, school function and community activity in the Marietta areas of Baptist Town, Liberia and Louisville among others. Photographs include scenes at Marietta’s segregated school, Lemon Street School, and intimate looks inside the homes and lives of African Americans around town.
When: Monday, October 28, 2019, 4pm till 7pm
Where: Marietta Museum of History, One Depot Street, Marietta, GA 30060
Cost: FREE for Museum Members, $10 for Non-Members
The Marietta Museum of History 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.
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The Marietta Museum of History is open Monday-Saturday, 10am till 4pm (check website for holiday closings). Admission is $7 Adults, $5 Seniors and Students, 5 and under are free. To learn more about the Marietta Museum of History, visit us at www.MariettaHistory.org