Cobb Landmarks recently dedicated a smokehouse as part of our William Root House Museum expansion project titled The Next Generation. It was so fitting that both of my young children were present. After all, they are the reason I work so hard to preserve and share the stories and places that shaped the community we presently share. Someday, this responsibility will be passed onto them. It will be their task to keep our shared history protected and our memories alive. Until then, I am happy to do my part to leave them a legacy worth remembering. As a member of Cobb Landmarks, I appreciate your support of this work. Helping to preserve our past is something Cobb Landmarks strives to accomplish every day, and it wouldn't be possible without you.
- Trevor Beemon, Executive Director, Cobb Landmarks & Historical Society, Inc.
The Next Generation
Cobb Landmarks has embarked on a $685,000 capital expansion project that will bring a historic log cabin and brick smokehouse to the William Root House campus in Marietta. The project will also add new exhibit space, meeting and lecture space, a research library, visitor restrooms, and staff offices to the campus.
When historic buildings are torn down or allowed to deteriorate, a part of the past disappears forever. See some of the historic sites Cobb Landmarks has been working to preserve, including some of our success stories as well as a few losses.
Power Family Cabin C. 1843
Owned by Cobb Landmarks, this cabin is believed to have been built by George Abner Power. Donated to Cobb Landmarks by the Trust for Public Land, it is one of the county’s few remaining log cabins. The cabin is not yet open to the general public but can be visited during a special tour offered each fall.
Foundations & Sponsors
Freedman Engineering Group
Master Gardeners of Cobb County
The MMM Trust
Root House Museum Volunteers
Red Hare Brewing Company
George S. & Edna L. Cobb Foundation
Colonial Dames of America, Marietta
The Bottoms Group
Larry Zenoni Fund
First Landmark Bank
Southern Wholesale Flooring
Cardinal Web Solutions
Laurel Heritage Garden Club
Redfin Real Estate
Wharton Management, Inc.