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    Gone With the Wind Movie MuseumGone With the Wind Movie Museum Marietta, Georgia
    The Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum: Scarlett on the Square is now a mainstay that sits in downtown Marietta and has been since 2003 after it opened in the old Thomas Warehouse building with an outstanding collection of memorabilia that was donated by Dr. Christopher Sullivan. This excellent collection houses; the original Bengaline honeymoon gown that was worn by Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara in the film, foreign editions of the film, numerous personal volumes of the movie that belonged to Margaret Mitchell, the personal script of Ona Munson, the woman that played Belle Watling, an educational exhibit dedicated to the African American cast and rare press and publicity books, contracts and costumes. The facility is now available for special events or parties with an awesome antebellum southern motif that is sure to create the perfect ambiance for your weddings, receptions, birthday parties, cocktail parties, anniversary parties, business and organizational meetings and casual luncheons and brunches. This June 10 and 11, 2011 there will be a tribute to Margaret Mitchell: the Book That Touched the World, with cast members Mickey Kuhn, Patrick Curtis and Ann Rutherford coming here that will celebrate the book's 75 th birthday in the best way possible with breakfast with the stars, interviews, Q & A sessions, an author's panel discussion, dinner, a program, autograph signings and more. Their marvelous gift shop sells many exciting and interesting items like the life size cardboard stand-ups of Scarlett or Rhett, Belle Watling music box, Gone With the Wind purse, GWTW mugs, salt and pepper shakers and glasses, laminated bookmarks with different quotes, and much more. This is the place to visit if you were enthralled with the movie, book or both and be sure to bring the whole family as there are many excellent places to visit in Marietta.

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    Marietta Museum of HistoryMarietta Museum of History Marietta, Georgia
    The Marietta Museum of History in Marietta, Georgia sits on the second floor of the old historic Kennesaw House that originally had been a cotton warehouse constructed in 1845, and then later remodeled into the Fletcher House Hotel in 1855. In the Civil War, it would become a makeshift hospital and morgue, which has caused the site to become well known for its ghost folklore and stories, that led to appearances on the CNN, PBS and the History Channel. It contains four galleries that showcase collections from home life, the military and local history. It is also unique in that it has the history of the Georgia Military Institute, the involvement of its part in the Union plot to steal the Confederate locomotive called the General and the tale about the only slave to be buried in the Marietta Confederate Cemetery. This museum has welcomed more than 50,000 visitors from each state in the Union and all over the globe since 2000, their education program accommodates school tours throughout the year, hosting more than 10,000 school children during field trips since 2000 and much more. Galleries included are; special exhibits, Kennesaw House, the military, Andrews Raiders, homelife, and local history. The museum also has a wonderful aviation wing that occupies 15 acres that showcase civilian and military aircraft from the later half of the 20th century as well as production models that were produced in Marietta during the 1940s and continued to grow with Lockheed Martin from the 1950s to the current day. Aviation has played a big part in the growth and history of the city, with aircraft manufacturing still a significant industry around here.

April 18, 2011