A Civil War battle waged 150 years ago in what is now suburban Cobb County will be remembered next month in a series of events that will reach beyond re-enactments and cannon fire.
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Cobb commemorates Civil War Sesquicentennial
Wilbur Kurtz exhibit. Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, 30 Atlanta St., Marietta. Southern artist and historian Wilbur Kurtz was a technical adviser for “Gone With the Wind.” 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays -Fridays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, and 1-4 p.m. Sundays through July 3. $5-$8; no charge for children under 6. mariettacobbartmuseum.org.
“The Civil War in Cobb County.” Marietta Museum of History, 1 Depot St., Marietta. Visit the permanent collection of military weapons, uniforms, letters and relics and the bedroom where Andrews’ Raiders met before the Great Locomotive Chase in 1862. Also: “Capturing Secession: Confederate Portraits From the David W. Vaughan Collection,” June 6-Aug. 30. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. $5-$7; no charge for children under 5. mariettahistory.org.
Bleeding Gray and Blue Walking Tours. Join historian Brad Quinlin on a walking tour of former Civil War hospital sites in downtown Marietta. 11:30 a.m. Saturdays in June starting at the Marietta Museum of History, 1 Depot St. $15. mariettahistory.org.
“Gone With the Wind” 75th anniversary. June 6-8. Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum, 18 Whitlock Ave., Marietta. Also: “The Wind Has Left,” a light look at the movie featuring the film’s child stars. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. June 6. Murray Art Center, 2250 Stilesboro Road, Kennesaw. $35. gwtwmarietta.com.
Juneteenth. A two-day celebration remembering the abolition of slavery in Texas in 1865. Arts, crafts, food and entertainment. 6-11 p.m. June 13 and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. June 14. Glover Park, Marietta Square. Free. cobbnaacp.org.
“Civil War, a Musical Experience.” 8 p.m. June 20 and 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. June 21. Earl Smith Strand Theatre, Marietta Square. $15-$20. earlsmithstrand.org.
Re-enactor camp on the Square. Battle re-enactors and encampments in and around the Marietta Square all day, June 20-22 and June 27-29. Free. mariettacivilwar.com.
Confederate cemetery tour. Marietta Confederate Cemetery, 395 Powder Springs St., Marietta. Friends of Brown Park preservation group will take visitors on living history tours 1-4:30 p.m. June 22. Free. mariettacivilwar.com.
Battle of Kennesaw Mountain. June 26-29. Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, 900 Kennesaw Mountain Drive, Kennesaw. 150th anniversary commemoration starts with opening ceremonies 7:30 p.m. June 26 at Visitor Center off Old 41 Highway. Activities run 9 a.m.-7 p.m. June 27-29, including Confederate artillery demonstrations, cannon firing, 24-gun battery, ranger-led programs, Civil War medicine and military activity tents, Confederate and Union soldier encampments and children’s activities. Free. nps.gov/kemo/index.htm.
Real-time hike at Cheatham Hill. Hike follows the Dead Angle Assault by Union soldiers in 1864. Walk starts at 9 a.m. June 27 at the national park parking lot on Cheatham Hill Road. Free shuttles to the hike from Marietta High School, 1171 Whitlock Ave.
Illinois Monument re-dedication. June 28. National park section off Dallas Highway, Marietta. Ceremony at 8:30 p.m. followed by speakers and lighting of 3,100 luminaries at 9 p.m.
Virginia’s Civil War 150 HistoryMobile. Interactive museum-on-wheels tells the story of the Civil War from the perspective of those who experienced it. Parks at Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History noon-7 p.m. June 26 and 1-8 p.m. June 27. 2829 Cherokee St., Kennesaw. Also: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 28 and noon-7 p.m. June 29 on the Marietta Square.