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First Sunday Lecture Series

History of Cobb County
Sunday, May 7, 2017
3:00 pm
Smyrna Public Library
Downstairs Meeting Room

Speaker: Christa McCay, Marietta Museum of History

Don’t know much about Cobb County’s history? Come and learn about the founding of our county, the cities, the people and landmarks. In this discussion, we will explore our local history in a fun and informative way. All we request from you is to ask questions and be ready to travel around Cobb without leaving the library.

Christa McCay is the Registrar at the Marietta Museum of History and Aviation Wing. Over that past 12 years she has overseen the growth of the Museum’s collection, which is comprised of over 35,000 artifacts dating from the late 18th century to present day. She is a graduate of Georgia State University with a Bachelor’s degree in History and a Master’s degree in Heritage Preservation.

The First Sunday Lecture series is sponsored by the Friends of Smyrna Library and Smyrna Library

FREE ADMISSION.

First Sunday Lecture Series

The Classic Ranch House: Midcentury Architectural Design
Sunday, June 4, 2017
3:00 pm
Smyrna Public Library
Downstairs Meeting Room

Speaker: Amber Rhea, Georgia Department of Transportation

This presentation will provide an overview of midcentury residential architecture, with a focus on the Ranch House. Interior and exterior architectural features will be discussed, as well as the social context in which Ranch Houses became popular. Gain a deeper understanding of why Ranch Houses are important to our cultural heritage and worthy of preservation, and how the Georgia Department of Transportation is working to identify and document them.

Speaker Biography:
Amber is an Architectural Historian with the Georgia Department of Transportation and also serves on the DeKalb County Historic Preservation Commission. She received her Master's degree in Heritage Preservation from Georgia State University.

The First Sunday Lecture series is sponsored by the Friends of Smyrna Library and Smyrna Library

FREE ADMISSION.

 

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