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■ Cobb Landmarks Event ■ Partner Event 2016
COBB LANDMARKS EVENT CLHS Annual Meeting Thursday, January 28, 2016 7:00 pm Parish Hall, St. James’ Episcopal Church Join us as we recap 2015, discuss our vision for 2016, present our Annual Awards for Achievements in Preservation, and present our slate of nominees for the incoming Board of Trustees. Free for CLHS members. No RSVP required. Parking located in the lot on Polk Street behind St. James’.
COBB LANDMARKS EVENT Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day Live! Saturday, March 12, 2016 11:00 am - 4:00 pm William Root House Museum and Garden The William Root House Museum and Garden will participate in Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day Live! 2016. The Museum Day Live! ticket provides free admission for two people and must be downloaded or printed from the Museum Day Live! website. Click here to learn more.
COBB LANDMARKS EVENT Power Picnic Saturday, March 26, 2016 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Parking - Hyde Farm Visitors Center Join us for a family-friendly day outdoors at 3 homesites of Power Family pioneers! We will begin with a short hike by the historic Hyde Farm as we make our way to the 1840s Power Cabin. We will then caravan to nearby Overlook Park at Morgan Falls, where we will have lunch and visit the site of another Power family home where only the beautiful stacked stone chimney remains. Boxed lunches from Gabriel's will be provided and are included in the cost of admission. Price: $15 for CLHS Members $20 for Nonmembers Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes.
COBB LANDMARKS EVENT Root House Annual Plant Sale April 11 - May 2, 2016 Root House Museum and Garden Place your orders for the Root House Annual Plant Sale! Choose from a wide variety of vintage and native plants. As always, 100% of the profits from the plant sale will benefit the Root House Museum and Garden. Shop online, or stop by the Root House during normal operating hours to place your order in person! Sales close Monday, May 2, 2016, at 5pm. Orders will be available for pick up at the Root House on Saturday, May 7, 2016, between 10am and 2pm.
PARTNER EVENT SPECIAL EXHIBITION Catch the Wave: The Coca-Cola Company and Mason Fine Art Collections On display April 16 - June 26, 2016 Marietta Cobb Museum of Art
The Georgia Trust Ramble Friday-Sunday, April 22-24, 2016 Acworth, Kennesaw, Marietta Cobb Landmarks is partnering with The Georgia Trust to bring the Ramble to Cobb County in 2016. Rambles feature exclusive tours and social events in historic properties not usually open to the public.
PARTNER EVENT Kennesaw Cemetery Clean-up Day Saturday, May 7, 2016 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Kennesaw Cemetery The Kennesaw Cemetery Preservation Commission will have a clean-up and beautification day called "Decoration Day" for Kennesaw's historic cemetery.
PARTNER EVENT Touchstones to the Past: City Cemetery Tour May 21, 2016 10:30 am and 2:00 pm Marietta City Cemetery Join Marietta Museum of History Museum Registrar, Christa McCay, as she walks through portions of the Marietta City Cemetery. Held six times a year, every Spring and Fall, each month will focus on a different topic. This month is Medicine in Marietta. The tours are $15 per person and tickets must be purchased in advance. Tours are limited to 20 people each and are conducted over gravel and uneven pathways.
PARTNER EVENT GRAND OPENING Railroad Education Center Library and Archives Saturday, June 4, 2016 6:30 pm Southern Museum Join the Kennesaw Museum Foundation for the opening the long anticipated Railroad Education Center Library and Archives. The evening includes a silent auction, raffle, heavy hors d'oeuvres and drinks. All proceeds benefit educational outreach programs at the Southern Museum.
PARTNER EVENT 2nd Annual Camp McDonald Day Saturday, June 11, 2016 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Camp McDonald Park, Kennesaw The day begins with a butterfly release followed by guided tours and Civil War weapon demonstrations. The event concludes with a walk through illuminated trails inside the park.
PARTNER EVENT Friends of Nesbitt Union Chapel Meeting Saturday, June 25, 2016 11:00 am -1:00 pm Smyrna Public Library Come and learn about the work to stabilize the remaining ruins by stonemason Ray Hall, as well as the long-range plans for the site's future as a park (funded by the 2016 SPLOST) along the Powder Springs corridor. Paintings by FNUC treasurer, Susan Knight Smith, will be on exhibit at the Smyrna Public Library through May and June, and she will donate a percentage of all sales to the FNUC.
COBB LANDMARKS EVENT Root House Harvest Dinner William Root House Museum and Garden August 26, 27, 28, 2016 6:00 pm
Don’t miss a special evening of rustic elegance at the William Root House. This ultimate insider experience includes a private tour of the museum followed by an intimate candlelit meal served inside the antebellum home. The family-style dinner will include fried chicken, seasonal vegetables, and other traditional southern favorites. After dinner, visit with friends while you relax with a glass of sack, a Colonial-Style dry Sherry.
Tickets are $100 per person for nonmembers and $75 per person for CLHS members. Not a CLHS member? Join here. Space is limited. Only ten seats available each evening. More details coming soon!
COBB LANDMARKS EVENT Dr. Root’s Miracle Elixir Beer Tasting September 16, 2016 William Root House Museum and Garden Bring some friends and join us for a tasting of Dr. Root’s Miracle Elixir, crafted with hops harvested directly from the historic Root House Museum and Garden. Inspired by Marietta’s first apothecary, William Root, this new beer was created in partnership with Schoolhouse Beer and Brewing. Enjoy a discussion about brewing while you sample beers from various local breweries and enjoy tasty finger foods. Funds raised from this event benefit the Root House Museum. More details coming soon!
COBB LANDMARKS EVENT Christmas Candlelight Tour Saturday, December 10, 2016 William Root House Museum and Garden Candlelit rooms decorated with fruit and live greens will transport visitors to December 25, 1850. Enjoy cooking demonstrations, live music, and more! More details coming soon!
COBB LANDMARKS EVENT Marietta Pilgrimage Gala Friday, December 2, 2016 Cobb Landmarks and the Marietta Visitor's Bureau present "The Marietta Pilgrimage Tour Gala," a glamorous black tie party. It will be a magical evening of dining, music, and dancing. More details coming soon!
COBB LANDMARKS EVENT Marietta Pilgrimage Home Tour Saturday-Sunday, December 3-4, 2016 Downtown Marietta Take a peek inside some of Marietta's most beautiful homes! The Marietta Visitors Bureau and Cobb Landmarks & Historical Society organize the tour each year. More details coming soon!
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