February is Black History Month! Journey through Cobb County to discover sweet spots of interest that pay tribute to the area’s Black contributors and history. Scroll to the bottom of the page to explore local events where you can celebrate the occasion throughout the month!

This centrally-located park serves as an outdoor interpretive history area. The panel-based exhibit, titled “Our Side of the Tracks,” recounts the vibrant Black Acworth community separated by railroad tracks and formed around the Campbell Hill and Fifth Ward neighborhoods after the Civil War. Visitors can use smartphones to scan the signs and view 400 photos of former residents, community leaders and historically significant places. Learn more

4410 Cherokee Street
Acworth, GA 30101

Tour the Marietta History Center for the most comprehensive overview of the area’s past. Its Diverse Cobb Advisory Committee partnered with Cobb Landmarks to present Historic Black Neighborhood Markers, which showcases more than 50-year-old homes that are significant within the black community through the people who lived in or the events that took place there. A temporary exhibit called “Divine 9: Take Action. Make a Difference.” will be on display until March 2, 2024, curated by the Center’s staff and members of seven out of the nine historically Black Greek letter organizations, is a look at artifacts from members of the Cobb County National Pan-Hellenic Council. Another popular exhibit, Marietta 1899: Color Captured in Black & White, showcases never-before-seen images of the May 30th Federal Memorial Day celebrations on the Marietta Square and contains some of the most diverse images of nineteenth-century Marietta in existence. Learn more

1 Depot Street
Marietta, GA 30060

Take Marietta’s Black Heritage Walking Tour, a self-guided history tour of various sites that have played a part in Marietta’s African-American history and heritage. Start at any stop and make the 1.9-mile loop. Some of the sites on the tour include Old Zion Baptist Church, Cole Street Baptist Church, the original site of Turner Chapel Church, the Blue Eagle Fire Company, and Lemon Street Elementary School. Learn more

4 Depot Street
Marietta, GA 30060

This two-story history museum is housed in the historic Butner-Bodiford house in Powder Springs, Ga. The museum holds an award-winning exhibit about a local African American neighborhood called “The Flats” and an oral history of the Black community in Powder Springs developed by the students of West Georgia College. This is a must-see in celebration of Black History Month! Learn more

4355 Marietta Street
Powder Springs, GA 30127

The Smyrna History Museum is housed inside a replica of the city’s former train depot and contains artifacts from ancient times to the modern day. It underwent a total renovation of its exhibits in 2019, and the new exhibits include stories of Smyrna’s diverse residents. Visitors must sign up in advance for a free one-hour tour of the museum Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A guided Black History Tour is available. Learn more

2861 Atlanta Road
Smyrna, GA 30080

Black History Month Events

Looking for more ways to celebrate Black History Month? Check out our Cobbunity Event Calendar to experience more of our vibrant and diverse communities.

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