February 10, 2022
CONTACT: Trevor Beemon
MARIETTA - Cobb Landmarks & Historical Society, Inc. has been awarded funding from Georgia Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the American Rescue Plan Act. The $10,000 grant will help fund programming at the William Root House in Marietta. Cobb Landmarks recently completed an award-winning renovation and expansion at the c. 1845 William Root House campus. One of the oldest homes remaining in the Atlanta area, the property is now operated as a museum, educational garden, gift shop, and event space.
The museum presents an authentic look at life in the antebellum south, using interactive exhibits and touchscreen technology to cast aside myths and harmful stereotypes about the “old south.” "The museum experience presented at the Root House is vitally important to empowering our visitors with an understanding of the events, people, and places that formed our present," said Cobb Landmarks Executive Director Trevor Beemon. "This financial support gives us the opportunity to make a larger impact in our community."
ABOUT THE WILLIAM ROOT HOUSE: Owned and operated by Cobb Landmarks & Historical Society, Inc., the c. 1845 William Root House is one of the oldest homes in the Atlanta area. Museum guests learn about life for a middle class family and their enslaved house servants. The home and its gardens have been meticulously restored to their c. 1860 appearance.
Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 10am-4pm
Address: 80 N Marietta Parkway NW
Marietta, GA 30060