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Posted on: June 2, 2020

Reopening Update for the Marietta Museum of History

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June 2, 2020

CONTACT: Jan Galt

JGalt@mariettaga.gov

770.794.5712

MARIETTA - Due to the ongoing public health crisis of COVID-19, the Marietta Museum of History has been closed to the public since March 18, 2020. The Museum is pleased to announce that it will reopen to the public on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. The Museum’s hours of operation will be modified to accommodate additional cleaning protocols. Hours of operation will be Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-4pm. To maintain social distancing, the Museum will allow 4 “family units” but not exceed a total of 20 people in the Museum galleries at one time. The URL below can be used to visit the Museum’s website where a document will further detail the plans and procedures being implemented.

 URL: https://www.mariettahistory.org/safety-at-the-museum

As a special thank you for visiting the Marietta Museum of History as they reopen, the Museum is offering a 30% off discount on purchases in the Museum Store from June 16 thru June 30, 2020. 

Sharing history has not stopped during this pandemic. The Museum staff understands that some individuals might not be comfortable visiting in person at this time, but that does not mean you cannot connect with Museum. The staff has created new content on various social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. 

Also, the Museum is dedicated to capturing what is happening in the community by collecting history related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Museum staff is gathering pictures, stories, and physical artifacts from Marietta and Cobb County to document this time for future generations. Below is link to a document where people can share stories, upload images, and let the Museum know about possible artifact donations.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfPw83PKWNZ8Ep76xCG7qA_hOwMibUaVo_8GpXdX3QblCdZ-Q/viewform?fbclid=IwAR2cK6P_ySys113js8WWO5_NSkO2Pv9XoTrElCfGdwae4hCCeTsqyPtw9CA

The Marietta Museum of History uses ordinary objects to tell the extraordinary stories of Marietta and Cobb County. 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, The Man with the Camera: Photographs by Raymond T. Burford and Made by Her Hands: The Beauty, Warmth and Stories of Local Quilting.   

Questions or want more info? Contact the Museum at 770-794-5710 or check out the website at www.MariettaHistory.org.



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