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Marietta to reopen its Museum of History on June 16

June 16 will be reopening day for the Marietta Museum of History, 1 Depot St. NE, on the Marietta Square. (Courtesy of Marietta)
June 16 will be reopening day for the Marietta Museum of History, 1 Depot St. NE, on the Marietta Square. (Courtesy of Marietta)

Marietta will open its Marietta Museum of History, 1 Depot St. NE, on June 16.

The museum’s hours will be changed to accommodate additional cleaning protocols.

Hours will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays but closed on Sundays, the Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas (Dec. 24 and 25), New Year’s Day, Easter and Memorial Day.

Admission is $5 to $7 and free for active military with ID, museum members and children under the age of 5.

To maintain social distancing, the museum will allow four “family units” but not exceed a total of 20 people in the museum galleries at one time.

For information on more plans and safety procedures, see MariettaHistory.org/safety-at-the-museum.

As a thank you for visiting the Marietta Museum of History upon its reopening, the museum is offering a 30 percent discount on purchases in the Museum Store from June 16 through June 30.

Since the museum staff understands that some people might not be comfortable visiting in person yet, the staff has created new content on various social media platforms:

  • Facebook at facebook.com/MariettaMuseum
  • Instagram at instagram.com/MariettaMuseum
  • YouTube at youtube.com/channel/UCOnAhsgG2qxE8C03CcfmwNQ

Also, the museum is dedicated to capturing what is happening in the community by collecting history related to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Museum Executive Director Jan Galt.

That includes pictures, stories and physical artifacts from Marietta and Cobb County to document this time for future generations, she said in a city statement.

The museum’s galleries and exhibits cover topics such as military history, home life throughout the centuries, technology and local businesses from the past.

Current temporary exhibits include “The Man with the Camera: Photographs by Raymond T. Burford” and “Made by Her Hands: The Beauty, Warmth and Stories of Local Quilting.”

Information: 770-794-5710 or MariettaHistory.org