The following is reprinted from the city’s website:
MARIETTA – Two Cobb County nonprofits are joining forces to produce a special project: 2 Years Later… An Auditory Time Capsule. The project is an oral history of Cobb County residents through first-person storytelling. Featuring stories of Cobb County residents and the way their lives have changed since March of 2020, participants are asked to call (770) 569-3305 and share their story in their own words. Each story will be available at CobbStories.com as an audio file, and each story will be transcribed for the hearing impaired.
The auditory catalogue will have a companion portraiture series captured by photographer Justin Hadley. The exhibit debuts Saturday, May 7th, 2022 at M2R TrailFest — an immersive celebration of the arts in Downtown Marietta, GA — as part of the M2R Fence Gallery, a countywide, yearlong traveling art exhibit. Each photo panel will contain a QR code linked to the story of the participant. The public can visit the project website to hear the stories as well as share their own.Advertisement
Cobb County residents are invited to call (770) 569-3305 and share their story in their own words.
About Cobb Landmarks: Cobb Landmarks shares the stories and preserves the places that form our community for the benefit of current and future generations through advocacy and education.
About Marietta Arts Council: Marietta Arts Council, Inc. is a volunteer-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the artistic and cultural landscape of the City of Marietta through advocacy, education, and public art.
About the City of Marietta
The City of Marietta is the county seat of Cobb County. The latest estimate from the U.S. Census Bureau puts the population of the city at 60,867 which makes it the largest city in Cobb County by population.
However, the city is in a neck-and-neck race with fast-growing Smyrna, whose population was 56,666 at the last estimate.
Here are a few fast facts from the Census Bureau
Marietta city, Georgia
2019 Population Estimates 60,867
Median Household Income $ 57,452
Persons in poverty, percent 14.0 %
Educational Attainment: Percent high school graduate or higher 87.7 %
Persons without health insurance, percent 18.1 %
Median Housing Value $ 287,600
Total Housing Units 26,878
Number of Firms 10,501
Male Median Income $ 36,894
Female Median Income $ 29,239
Percent of households with a broadband Internet subscription 84.9 %