Monday, April 8, 2013
The Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum's Scarlett on the Square will feature a Hollywood dinner, receptions and special guests including: actress Anne Jeffreys, author Anne Edwards, cast members Patrick Curtis, Greg Giese and Mickey Kuhn, and more.
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Monday, April 8
Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum Press Release Plans are in the works for another annual event at the Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum, Scarlett on the Square. The weekend is April 19-21, 2013 and special guests who have confirmed their attendance are actress Anne Jeffreys, author Anne Edwards, cast members Patrick Curtis, Greg Giese and Mickey Kuhn, artist Joseph Yakovetic, and grandson of the technical advisor on the set of Gone With the Wind Wilbur Kurtz III. The festivities will include interviews, Q&A’s, and autograph signings with the celebrities along with a Hollywood dinner and two receptions. This year’s event will be the anniversary of Dr. Chris Sullivan’s collection making its home in Marietta. Ten years ago in April 2003, …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Take a look at the Marietta Fourth of July parade, concerts, arts and crafts show, food, carnival games, fireworks and road closures. Tell us what your July 4th tradition is.
The public is invited to celebrate July 4th from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. with an Independence Day parade and celebration on Marietta Square. The Fourth in the Park Festival includes free concerts, an arts and crafts show, food, carnival games and a fireworks finale. Stage in Glover Park City of Marietta administrative offices will be closed on July 4 in observance of the holiday. Take a look at the schedule for other Marietta offices and services during the holiday week. 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.
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.
Take a closer look at the Marietta Museum of History here. To learn more 1about the history of Marietta check out these stories: 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.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Take a look at pictures from the 2012 Marietta Gone With the Wind event, and share your photos from the Belles, Beaus and Barbecue celebration.
The three-day Marietta Gone With the Wind celebration featured appearances by Mickey Kuhn, who played 7-year-old Beau Wilkes; Patrick Curtis, who played baby Beau; and Morgan Brittany, who played Vivien Leigh/Scarlett in The Scarlett O'Hara War. The event kicked off Friday evening with a Sock Hop at the Marietta Country Club. On Saturday, belles and beaus dressed as their favorite Gone With the Wind characters and came out to Marietta Square for the Twelve Oaks Barbecue. The First Annual Windie Awards and a Q&A with the special guests ended the evening at the Strand Theatre. On Sunday, fans received a tour of the Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum, witnessed the unveiling of new additions to the museum, attended an auction and received …
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Join your favorite "Gone With the Wind" characters for a weekend with cast members, an auction, costumes, awards and the Twelve Oaks Barbecue. This is a link-out to a previously published article.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Join Scarlett and Rhett, Melanie and Ashley, Sue Ellen and Carreen, the Tarleton Twins and your other favorite "Gone With the Wind" characters for a weekend with cast members, an auction, costumes, awards and the Twelve Oaks Barbecue.
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Tuesday, May 15, 2012
The Marietta Gone with the Wind Museum will host Belles, Beaus and Barbecue: A Gone with the Wind Celebration May 25 throgh May 27. Marietta Patch will be posting updates throughout the weekend, so follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook to stay updated throughout the festivities. Let’s Go To The Hop! Friday, May 25 6:30-10:30 p.m. Marietta Country Club: In keeping with the theme of Gone With the Wind through the decades, enjoy a delicious dinner while celebrating the 1950’s with a genuine Sock Hop complete with 50’s music, dancing and (of course) costumes. The evening will be jumping as patrons don their poodle skirts, saddle shoes and penny loafers for an evening of fun. There will be prizes galore as special guest judges try to …
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 …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Take a look at Marietta history with the director of the Marietta Museum of History.
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Thursday, May 3, 2012
The Root House is one of the oldest surviving frame houses in Marietta. Take a closer look at the history of the house, the tours available and life during the 1850s.
Many of us drive by it every day without really knowing what this historic home is all about. Stepping through the threshold of the Root House is like stepping back in time and into the home of a Marietta merchant in the 1850s. The home depicts middle-class life in Georgia during that time period. The Root House was built in 1845 by William and Hannah Root. William Root was Marietta's first druggist and one of the earliest merchants in the city. Originally located at the corner of Church Street and Lemon Street, the home now sits at the corner of North Marietta Loop and Polk Street. The Root family sold the house in the late 1880s, according to Katie Odom, Manager of Collections and Volunteers at the Root House Museum, Cobb Landmarks and…
Monday, April 30, 2012
Sound art on Marietta Square, found objects peek out under acrylic layers, readers choose their favorite florist, rescued I-75 dog recovers, 'Bohemian Rhapsody' rocks ride to school and more—check out the weekend Marietta news.
Marietta Man Killed Crossing Austell Rd. As in other recent pedestrian deaths in Cobb County, Arthur Horne walked outside a crosswalk. Shreiner Academy Goes Green Students from around Cobb County celebrated Earth Day this week. Last Chance: Military Academy Day Sign up by Monday at 5 p.m. to get a hands-on demonstration of military opportunities and learn about applying for and attending one of the military service academies. Lawyer Busted in Cobb Jail Sex Case Michael Winner is accused of trading drugs and legal aid for views of breasts and promises of more. Museum Mice Take Preschoolers on Adventures Through History Based on programs by the Smithsonian Institute’s Early Enrichment Center, the Marietta Museum of History explores history …