Marietta Museum of History – July 9 and 11 events








Evening with History

Come listen to Dale Hartsfield and his storytellings. Dale Hartsfield was the family spokesman for the Hartsfield family when the City of Atlanta renamed the airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The controversy prompted Dale to write What’s In a Name? Although not an author, he wanted to express his views and his perspective of the names of the “world’s busiest airport.”
Dale Hartsfield is a native of Atlanta growing up near the airport. He loves public speaking and teaching.  His incredible storytelling is a learning experience combined with education, suspense and humor.
This event is FREE for Museum members and $5 for non-members.  Mr. Hartsfield’s book will be available for purchase before and after the event.  The event is Thursday, July 9, 2015: 7-8:30 pm.

Spend Saturday with Brad Quinlin
MARIETTAHISTORYOn Saturday, July 11th at 11 a.m. join noted Civil War Historian Brad Quinlin at the Marietta Museum of History as he discusses his research and reveals some of the stories that are found in his newest book, The Longest and Hardest Campaign Known to Man – Georgia, 1864. Attendees will learn about the Atlanta Campaign while listening to soldiers’ stories using their own words.

Mail was everything to a Civil War soldier. Soldiers received news, food, clothing, stamps, paper and envelopes. The United States Postal Service operated throughout the war and delivered to the soldiers on campaigns and on the battlefields by railroads and wagons. The USPS could get a letter from a family in the North to the soldier on a battlefield in the South in many cases as fast as three or four days.

With many years of researching mother’s pension records in the National Archives, Brad Quinlin and his research team found more than 23,000 Civil War soldiers’ letters from the men who fought valiantly and died during the Atlanta Campaign.
Books are available in the Museum Store and a book signing will follow the lecture. This event is free to the public.
For more information please visit the Museum’s website:

Civil War Walking Tour on Saturday at 2pm!
After Brad Quinlin discusses his new book on Saturday morning, he will be conducting a walking tour around the Marietta Square.  His tour focuses on the Hospitals that were all around Marietta during the War.  The tour is limited to 20 people and tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased at
When: Saturday, July 11th at 2pm
Where:  Check in is at the Museum.  Tour is held on the Marietta Square.

This event is free to the public.

For more information please visit the Museum’s website. The Marietta Museum of History is located at 1 Depot Street, Marietta, GA 30060