4 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month in Marietta

4 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month in Marietta

February is Black History Month! Take a journey on Marietta’s Black Heritage Walking Tour and explore sites such as the Old Zion Heritage Museum.

Old Zion Heritage Museum

The Old Zion Heritage Museum is dedicated to preserving the history, art, and culture of the black community in Marietta and Cobb County. The first structure was built between 1866 and 1888, but was destroyed by fire. The current church structure was constructed in 1888. For more information, please call (770) 427-8749 or visit zbcmarietta.org.

The Mountain Top

Marietta’s New Theatre in the Square & Actors Theatre of Georgia presents: The Mountain Top. The Mountain Top is a fictional retelling of how Martin Luther King Jr. spent his last night on earth, before his tragic assassination. For more information, visit theatreinthesquare.net for tickets and showtimes or call the box office at 770-426-4800.

Black Heritage Walking Tour

Take Marietta’s Black Heritage Walking Tour, a self-guided history tour. Start at any stop and make the 1.9 mile loop. Some of the sites that are on the tour include Old Zion Baptist Church, Cole Street Baptist Church, the original site of Turner Chapel Church, the Blue Eagle Fire Company and Lemon Street Elementary School.

Marietta Museum of History

The Marietta Museum of History is proud to present The Man with the Camera: Photographs by Raymond T. Burford. This special exhibit highlights African American photographer Raymond T. Burford, known locally as “The Man with the Camera,” and the local black communities that he documented. Photographs include scenes at Marietta’s segregated school, Lemon Street school, and intimate looks inside the homes and lives of African Americans around town.