June 2, 2022
CONTACT: Anna Monroe
MARIETTA - Please join the Marietta History Center for an Author Talk & Book signing with Shannon Bontrager, Ph.D. as he shares his newest publication, Death at the Edges of Empire: Fallen Soldiers, Cultural Memory, and the Making of an American Nation, 1863-1921. Bontrager is a Professor of History at Georgia Highlands College in Cartersville specializing in Military History, U.S. History, and World History. Death at the Edges of Empire follows and examines American commemorations of the war dead from the Gettysburg Address to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to uncover the modern cultural memories that citizens developed to help them justify an age of empire. Bontrager will also include discussions on his research on the Marietta National Cemetery.
When: June 9th, 2022
Where: Marietta History Center, Community Room
Cost (In – person): $10 for not yet members and FREE for Museum members. Members receive a 20% discount in the Museum Store.
Virtual Option: MHC has a virtual option to attend, and this option is purchased ONLY through Facebook (FB) as well as viewed through FB. If you are members, please message or call the MHC. There are limited virtual spots for Members (770-794-5710)
Museum Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10am to 4pm (Galleries are NOT open during this event)
Current temporary exhibits include “Marietta 1899: Color Captured in Black & White.” Traveling exhibit “Gateway To the South: Remembering the Dixie Highway”, an exhibit created by the Bandy Heritage Center.
To get logo or pictures, please email AMonroe@MariettaGA.gov . Or for more information, call 770-794-5710 or visit www.MariettaHistory.org .