In the community
Marietta City Schools Exhibitions, Marietta, GA
Working with the Marietta City Schools system starting in 2019, the Special Projects unit is developing exhibitions for the renovated Lemon Street Elementary School and the new Marietta City Schools system board office, which will resemble the former Lemon Street High School. As part of the research and outreach process, the Special Projects unit coordinates an ongoing oral history project with former students and educators at the segregated Lemon Street schools.
Town Center Community Improvement District, Cobb County, GA
Working with the Town Center Community Improvement District (TCCID) and the Town Center Community Alliance starting in 2019, the Special Projects unit is developing a series of STEM and history-focused outdoor exhibits at Aviation Park, a TCCID project located next to the Cobb County International Airport. As part of the research process, the Special Projects unit is conducting oral history interviews with local aviators and individuals involved in the development of the airport.
Pickens Historical Society, Jasper, GA
Working with the Pickens Historical Society, the Special Projects unit is developing exhibits and a collections and interpretive plan for the Old Pickens County Jail and the historic Kirby-Quinton Cabin.
Acworth Depot Park Exhibition, Acworth, GA
Working with the City of Acworth and the Save Acworth History Foundation in 2018-2019, the Special Projects unit developed ten panels and accompanying artifact labels as part of a larger exhibition about the diverse history of Acworth in the city’s historic train depot, a replica of the original now located in the Acworth Depot Park.
Adairsville Depot History Museum & Welcome Center Exhibition, Adairsville, GA
Working with Adairsville’s Downtown Development Authority, the Historic Preservation Commission, and the Sans Souci Women’s Club in 2016-2017, the Department of Museums, Archives and Rare Books and students in the Department of History’s Public History Certificate Program conducted a community oral history project and developed a 40-panel exhibition and accompanying education programs for the Adairsville Depot History Museum & Welcome Center.
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