Save history museum, cut council’s salary
April 14, 2014 10:37 PM | 1292 views | 1 1 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend | print
DEAR EDITOR:

The councilman’s complaint is that the city is giving too much money to the History Museum. Is it because the museum is not making enough revenue? If this is the reason there is a good solution.

Bluegrass musicians play music on the south side of the Square in the evenings. Hundreds or more folks are present. I have asked many people there if they have ever visited Marietta’s History Museum. No one I have asked has ever heard of it or where it is located.

This is the fault of Marietta’s city councilmen for not properly putting up signs to where the History Museum is located.

One sign is at the intersection of Church Street and Powder Springs Street. If you are driving on Whitlock Avenue toward the Square, there are big letters on the Kennesaw House, at the Railroad tracks, for the History Museum. There is no sign around the Square anywhere showing a person where the museum is located.

On the east side of the Square at Depot Street, the city has closed it to traffic. Now it is half full of tables and chairs for a restaurant. This street goes directly to the History Museum but there is no sign on the Square at Depot Street showing where the History Museum is located.

Dan Cox, who created the History Museum, has done an excellent job along with Jan Galt and Amy Reed.

P.S. It would be great for the city to reduce the councilmen’s salary to help the History Museum. So advertise the History Museum’s location.

Hubert Brown

Marietta

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April 15, 2014
Marketing just doesn't seem to be part of the City's vocabulary. They have tucked the Museum away in a little corner, have made it difficult to get to and almost impossible to see. Gee, I wonder why it isn't doing better? Is there anyone at City Hall who is willing to use a little common sense? Promote this place and above all, figure out a way to make it VISIBLE.
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