News Flash

2020 News Archive

Posted on: October 6, 2020

William Root House To Offer Flashlight Tours in October

flashlight tours

October 6, 2020

CONTACT: Trevor Beemon

Executive Director

tbeemon@cobblandmarks.com

678.594.4994 

MARIETTA - During the 1850s, Hannah and William Root shared their home with their children and extended family. Hannah Root’s father, Leonard Simpson, lived with the family and passed away on October 11, 1856. For the month of October, the rooms inside the Root House will be decorated as they would have been following Leonard’s death. Curtains will be drawn, and rooms will be adorned with black crepe and ribbons. Visitors will be able to view 19th century embalming equipment, mourning jewelry made from human hair, and other curious artifacts related to death and mourning during the Victorian era. Daytime tours are included in the cost of regular admission.   

On select Saturday evenings in October, the Root House will offer self-guided flashlight tours (please bring your own flashlight). In order to maintain social distancing guidelines, staff will be limiting the number of guests permitted in the house at one time. Timed tours will begin every 30 minutes between the hours of 5pm and 8pm. Masks must be worn while inside the Root House facilities. Flashlight Tour tickets are $10 per person and may be purchased the day of the event or online at https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/T4j_CQWmrAIKwYkfGpcye?domain=roothousemuseum.com. Tickets purchased in advance online will be given priority entry. All ticket sales benefit Cobb Landmarks & Historical Society. 

WHAT: Mourning in the 1850s Flashlight Tours

WHEN: October 3, 10, 17, 24, 2020   5:00PM - 8:00PM

WHERE: William Root House, 80 N Marietta Parkway NW, Marietta

ABOUT THE WILLIAM ROOT HOUSE MUSEUM & GARDEN: Owned and operated by Cobb Landmarks & Historical Society, the William Root House is one of the oldest homes in the Atlanta area. Museum guests can use interactive touchscreens to learn about life for this middle class family and their enslaved house workers. Home to the Root family from 1845 to 1886, the house and property have been meticulously restored to their c. 1860 appearance.




Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in 2020 News Archive

8I2A9772

City Council to Meet November 24, 2020

Posted on: November 19, 2020
city hall

City Offices Closed for Thanksgiving

Posted on: November 18, 2020
8I2A9772

City Council to Meet October 27, 2020

Posted on: October 20, 2020
8I2A9772

City Council to Meet September 29, 2020

Posted on: September 22, 2020
8I2A9772

City Council to Meet August 25, 2020

Posted on: August 24, 2020
8I2A9772

City Council to Meet July 28, 2020

Posted on: July 23, 2020
8I2A9772

City Council to Meet June 23, 2020

Posted on: June 18, 2020
8I2A9772

City Council to Meet May 26, 2020

Posted on: May 21, 2020
city hall

City Offices Closed for Good Friday

Posted on: April 6, 2020
8I2A9772

City Council to Meet March 24, 2020

Posted on: March 19, 2020
CITY_HALL

Helpful City Hall Phone Numbers

Posted on: March 19, 2020
TOM-Logo_Full-Orange

Taste of Marietta Announces New Look

Posted on: February 25, 2020
8I2A9772

City Council to Meet February 25, 2020

Posted on: February 21, 2020
history

Diverse Cobb: An Evening With James Gober

Posted on: February 10, 2020
remember when top photo

Evening With History: Winecoff Fire

Posted on: February 7, 2020
GSO 2

GSO Jazz teams again with GSO Chorus!

Posted on: February 6, 2020
8I2A9772

City Council to Meet January 28, 2020

Posted on: January 24, 2020