Thursday, May 9, 2013
The Marietta Museum of History is recreating the famous Magnolia Room for a Mother’s Day tea and luncheon.
Rich’s department store was THE department store of it’s time. As some remember, it was the place where women would go to socialize. There was food, a fashion show and an excuse to dress up in finery. The Marietta Museum of History is recreating the famous Magnolia Room for a Mother’s Day tea and luncheon. There will be original Magnolia Room recipes and the event will be highlighted by a fashion show led by Carol Westbrook, a former fashion assistant in the early 1970’s at Rich’s Fashion & Fabric office and current owner of The Magnolia Room Antiques Market in Marietta. The event will also feature Rich’s historian and author of Rich’s: A Southern Institution, Jeff Clemmons. Dress as they did in your finest pearls, hats and gloves for an…
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Join author Janice McDonald as she recounts the history and memories of the Fox Theatre.
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Wednesday, April 17
Join author Janice McDonald as she recounts the history and memories of the Fox Theatre. Her Images of America: Fox Theatre book highlights rarely seen images of the Fox and its storied past. The “Fabulous Fox” is seldom referred to by its legal name, the Fox Theatre. Constructed in the late 1920s as a temple for the Yaarab Shrine, the yellow-brick building was designed to “out Baghdad Baghdad” in its elaborate Middle Eastern appearance. But the onion-domed exterior with its faux prayer towers is nothing compared to the elaborate interior. Movie mogul, William Fox leased the auditorium from the Shriners in 1929, transforming it into a movie palace like no other. The theater became a place for premiers and performances until its very …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Organizers for Hearts for Heroes, an annual benefit for the Marietta Museum of History and its Aviation Wing, thanked Marietta firefighter Khanxay Souphom for his service to the city.
Tuesday, March 19
by city of Marietta Organizers for Hearts for Heroes, an annual benefit for the Marietta Museum of History and its Aviation Wing, thanked Marietta firefighter Khanxay Souphom for his service to the city and the U.S. March 1. "We are privileged to have employees like firefighter Khan," mayor Steve Tumlin said. "This young man is what a true soldier and firefighter looks like," fire chief Jackie Gibbs said. 'He is mission driven and is a 'just the facts ma'am' kind of guy." Marietta Fire Department Auburn, Ala. Lee County, Ala. U.S. Marine Corps Marine Corps Reserve Georgia National Guard
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The Marietta Museum of History presents Marietta StreetFest, a one-day event with art, antiques, cars, jewelry and fun for kids, alongside the Marietta Grassroots Festival.
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Wednesday, September 12, 2012
This September, the 21st Marietta StreetFest returns to historic Marietta Square with plenty of outdoor fun including some expanded offerings. Think music, kids and cars. On Sept. 15, the Marietta Museum of History presents Marietta StreetFest, a one-day event with a top-notch Arts, Crafts & Antiques Market, the Hubcaps and History Classic Car Show, the new Jewelry Row and a chance to visit the neighborhood restaurants, shops and historic sites found around the Square. For the first time, Marietta StreetFest features the Children’s Zone with inflatables, make-n-take projects and interactive games. Some activities may require a small fee. For adults looking for their next favorite piece of jewelry, a visit to Jewelry Row will offer more …
Friday, August 3, 2012
You can enter the drawing at the Historic Marietta Trolley Company, the Marietta-Cobb Museum of Art, 2 Rules Fine Art and the Marietta Museum of History.
Friday, August 3, 2012
First Friday Art Walk is a fun way to experience the eclectic art culture in Marietta Square. Be sure to register for your chance to win a “Hip to be Square” $100 gift certificate redeemable at any participating merchant on the Square. You can enter the drawing at the Historic Marietta Trolley Company, the Marietta-Cobb Museum of Art, 2 Rules Fine Art and the Marietta Museum of History. For more information, call the Marietta Visitors Bureau at 770-429-1115 or visit artwalkmarietta.com. Keep up with all the news you care about by subscribing to our free email newsletter, liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
This weekend in Marietta take a helicopter ride over the city, enjoy art on Marietta Square, stop by the Marietta Square Farmers' Market or see Marietta's "Smoke on the Mountain."
1.Take a helicopter ride over Marietta on Saturday, Aug. 4. Rides will take place between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. from the intersection of South Cobb Drive and Atlanta Road. Tickets are $35. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Aviation Wing of the Marietta Museum of History 2. It's time for the First Friday Art Walk, a free self-guided tour aroun d Marietta Square. Along with more than 30 merchants hosting artists in their stores, this year's First Friday Art Walk will feature Artists' Alley, an intimate exhibit of juried artists showing a wide variety of styles.The event takes place from 5 to 9 p.m. 3. The bluegrass revival Smoke on the Mountain, starring members of the original Theatre in the Square cast, will be presented by the …
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Get out to a discussion with the author of "The Elf on the Shelf," Out of Box Theatre's presentation of "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare" and more fun on Marietta Square.
1. Marietta's Carol Aebersold turned a family tradition into a New York Times bestseller. Aebersold will discuss her book "The Elf on the Shelf" and how it became a phenomenon on Thursday at the Marietta Museum of History. Call 770-794-5710 for more information. 2. Experience 16 comedies, 11 tragedies, ten histories and assorted sonnets, all brought to you by three actors in 97 sminutes. Out of Box Theatre presents The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] in Next Stage's Alley Stage off the Square through July 21. 3. The Strand will be showing Basically Frightened: The Musical Madness of Col. Bruce Hampton, Ret., a documentary about Hampton's music and impact, featuring names such as Dave Matthews, Billy Bob Thorton…
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Here is the schedule for Marietta museums, offices, libraries, and services during the week of July 4th.
Take a look at the schedule for city offices, power and water offices, museums, libraries, the visitors’ bureau, police, fire and other services in Marietta during the week. City of Marietta administrative offices will be closed Wednesday, July 4. City offices will reopen Thursday, July 5. Marietta Power and Water administrative offices will also be closed in observance of the holiday on July 4. The Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum and the Marietta Museum of History will be closed July 4. The Cobb County Library branches will be closed on July 4. Regular operating hours will resume Thursday, July 5. The Marietta-Cobb Museum of Art will be closed the week of July 4th. Police, fire and other services essential for public safety and health …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Question of the day: What two occurrences in Marietta most significantly changed the city? See what the director of the Marietta Museum of History has to say.
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Friday, May 11, 2012
Take a look at the Hearts for Heroes III honored warriors; speeches from Brigadier General Joe Jarrard, Commissioner Tim Lee and others; the Marietta High JROTC; song and dance performances; and more.
Thursday night, local servicemen, wounded warriors, veterans, community leaders and civilians filled the Strand Theatre for the third annual Hearts for Heroes. The night was dedicated to Harry Livingston Sr., one of Marietta's best-known WWII veterans and a 1937 graduate of Marietta High School. Livingston was a B-17 Flying Fortress pilot. In 1944, his and 10 other "Forts" were shot down on a mission to Berlin. After being interrogated by a German officer, he was placed in captivity with 95 other prisoners, according to the Marietta Museum of History. The prisoners were sent on a 95 mile "death march" in the winter to keep them from falling into the hands of the Russian Army. Livingston's POW camp was liberated in 1945. He returned to …