Marietta Museum of History
1 Depot Street
Marietta, GA 30060
MARIETTA - The Marietta Museum of History is excited to announce a special Evening Edition of one of the Museum’s most popular programs, the Remember When Club on Thursday, March 2 at 6:30pm. This event encourages the audience to participate and remember people, places, events and times gone by in Marietta and Cobb County.
On March 2, 2017, the MMH will host a discussion of the September 1971 expulsion of approximately 40 “long haired” students from Marietta High School and Marietta Junior High for violation of the school system’s dress code. The “long hair” dress code prompted a walk-out, a protest and even a lawsuit. Even though the dress code was not changed and most students complied, several students found creative ways to by-pass the code. The events surrounding the controversy prompted many articles in local newspapers, including the Marietta Daily Journal, the AJC and the Great Speckled Bird.
The panel will share recollections and points of view from the students, parents and staff of Marietta High School. Please make plans to join Tom Hunter, Jim Glover, Cheryl Love, Clara Howell and the Museum staff as we remember “Long Hair, Don’t Care”.
The Museum’s galleries will be open at 6pm so that guests may enjoy the “Backstage Pass” exhibit along with the permanent exhibits. The Remember When Club will start at 6:30pm in the Tumlin Community Room on the first floor of the Museum.
This special edition of the Remember When Club is $5 per person and Museum Members are free. The Museum Staff would like to offer a special THANK YOU to Fortress Builders for sponsoring this event!