Civil War on the Homefront
On display June 1 - July 7, 2018
Visit the William Root House Museum & Garden as we travel back in time to the American Civil War. The house, which was used as a hospital for wounded soldiers, was abandoned by the Root family in June 1864, and left to the advancing Union Army. During this special exhibit, the ransacked parlor and dining room will show what the family may have left behind after fleeing to safety in Washington, Georgia.
This exhibit is included with the cost of regular museum admission and is free for Cobb Landmarks members.
Union Occupation Event
Saturday, July 7, 2018 10:00am - 4:00pm
Join us at the William Root House Museum & Garden for a special event commemorating the Union occupation of Marietta in July 1864. See the Root House after the family fled from Marietta, leaving their home to the advancing Union Army. Visit the ransacked parlor and dining room to see what the family may have left behind after rushing to leave. During this special event, meet with Union soldiers as they take over the house, constructing a headquarters and attempting to recruit new soldiers.
This program is included with the cost of regular museum admission and is free for Cobb Landmarks members. Special thanks to the Sons of Union Veterans and the 30th Ohio Vol. Inf. Regiment for their support of this program.