Marietta History Center features “Bugs & Flowers” Pop-In, April 16

native plants and pollinators. Bees on mountain mint.Bees on mountain mint (photo by Larry Felton Johnson)

The Marietta History Center continues its Pop-In events featuring family-oriented themed activities and crafts with “Bugs & Flowers,” a fitting theme for early spring.

The City of Marietta posted the following details on their website:

MARIETTA – The Marietta History Center will be hosting its monthly Pop-In event on Saturday, April 16th from 10:30am-3:30pm. Pop-In’s provide children and their families the opportunity to interact with the museum through themed activities and crafts. Join us in, April for crafts and activities geared towards Bugs & Flowers, currently these will be around the galleries so families may enjoy them as they tour the in the museum. Our “Bugs & Flower” crafts are included with admission! This month we are lucky to have Our Giving Garden  joining us to share information and a fun activity about our local pollinators.  

When: April 16th, 2022

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10:30am-3:30pm

Where: Marietta History Center

1 Depot Street, Marietta, GA 30060

Cost: FREE admission due to a private donation

The Museum uses ordinary objects to tell the extraordinary stories of Marietta and Cobb County. Current temporary exhibits includes: Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence which is organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery. This project received support from the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative. “Marietta 1899: Color Captured in Black & White.”

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

Source: Vintage 2019 Population Estimates

Median Household Income $ 57,452

Source: 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Persons in poverty, percent 14.0 %

Source: 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Educational Attainment: Percent high school graduate or higher 87.7 %

Source: 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Persons without health insurance, percent 18.1 %

Source: 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Median Housing Value $ 287,600

Source: 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Total Housing Units 26,878

Source: 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Number of Firms 10,501

Source: 2012 Survey of Business Owners: Company Summary

Male Median Income $ 36,894

Source: 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Female Median Income $ 29,239

Source: 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Veterans 3,132

Source: 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Percent of households with a broadband Internet subscription 84.9 %

Source: 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

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