A courtyard at the William Root House Museum & Gardens is situated between the c. 1845 Root House and the c. 1830 Manning Family Cabin. The cabin is used to help tell the stories of the enslaved individuals who labored at the Root House property and would have lived in a similar cabin. The new courtyard design includes a sculpture created in partnership with Kennesaw State University’s School of Art and Design. The sculpture will honor the hundreds of enslaved people who lived in Marietta prior to the Civil War whose names were not recorded and are now lost to time. Other improvements include new plants, garden lights, and outdoor seating for museum guests.
Cobb Landmarks hopes to raise $10,000 for this project. Funds raised beyond that amount will be used to expand the scope of the project to include the addition of on-site interpretive signage and other site improvements. We appreciate your interest and support!