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Posted on: May 17, 2022

Cobb Landmarks Hosts Historic Preservation Lecture Series

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May 17, 2022

CONTACT: Trevor Beemon

Executive Director


Guest speakers will discuss the fundamentals of historic preservation during this day-long series.

MARIETTA - On June 25th Cobb Landmarks will host guest speakers for a day of presentations exploring practical approaches to historic preservation. Whether you already own a historic property, are thinking about purchasing a historic property, or are just curious about historic preservation, this series of presentations will provide an understanding of the fundamentals of historic preservation as it's applied today. Lectures will take place at the William Root House in downtown Marietta. Tickets must be purchased online in advance at Space is limited. Each presentation is ticketed separately. See presentation listings for details:

What Does Historic Designation Mean?

Presented by Dr. Jennifer Dickey, Coordinator of Public History and Professor of History, Kennesaw State University


What makes a structure "historic"? If a building is on the National Register of Historic Places, it can't be torn down, right? Dr. Jennifer Dickey will answer these questions and more during an informative presentation about historic designations. 

Renovating a Historic House

Presented by Chris Brink & Jon Micheletto 


Thinking about renovating a historic home? What if it's been severely compromised by years of renovations? Could a damaged or neglected property be "too far gone" to save? Chris Brink and Jon Micheletto will share their recent experiences renovating historic homes in Marietta, Georgia.

Appreciating Mid-Century Modern Architecture

Presented by Jim Barfield & Walter Elliott


Authors Jim Barfield and Walter Elliott will discuss the importance of preserving Mid-Century Modern architecture in the south. Copies of their new book, Mid-Century Macon 1945-1969, will be available for purchase and signing.

Our Restoration Nation

Presented by Laine & Kevin Berry


As their 180,000 Instagram followers will tell you, Laine and Kevin Berry are at their best when saving an old house. This candid and humorous presentation will cover the basics of historic preservation.

WHAT: Practical Preservation 

WHEN: June 25, 2022

WHERE: William Root House; 80 N Marietta Pkwy NW, Marietta, GA 30060


ABOUT COBB LANDMARKS: Since its founding in 1974, Cobb Landmarks & Historical Society has succeeded in preserving and protecting some of Cobb’s most historically relevant buildings. Each year, Cobb Landmarks provides engaging programs and activities that reach thousands of preservationists, tourists, educators, and students. Many of these programs are centered on the organization's two historic properties, the William Root House and Power Family Cabin.

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