Acworth Celebrates its History and Plans for the Future
As many of you know, Acworth is full of historical roots. More than a year ago we pieced together our historic downtown shopping district, neighborhood streets, homes and churches into a self-guided historic walking tour for visitors to enjoy. You can find the tour at www.acworthtourism.org. We as a city embrace the belief that the more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future. For us, that means keeping our city’s historical integrity at the forefront of our downtown redevelopment project.
The Save Acworth History Foundation has been compiling oral histories to include in Depot Park, which will be located beside the Caboose on Main Street. This collection of oral histories will include stories from many Acworth locals who were born and raised in our fair city. Plans for the park are still being finalized, but the finished product will include a public building that contains some sort of history component. If you are interested in viewing the oral histories that have been collected so far, please make sure to visit the foundation’s YouTube channel, “Save Acworth History.” If you know a citizen who would be a great addition to this exhibit, or if you would like to donate to this project, please contact the Save Acworth History Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Acworth Bookstore and Coffee Shop on Main Street is another great place to visit if you are interested in learning more about Acworth history or history in general. They have several books on Acworth’s history in stock. The shelves are filled with books, artwork and memorabilia that historians would thoroughly enjoy. While you are there, make sure to indulge in a cup of locally roasted coffee and good conversation with the shop owner or other regulars. You are sure to swap a few good stories!
The city is thankful for its partnership with the Acworth Young Aldermen, a group of students from North Cobb High School interested in learning about local government and being a resource for our community. Last year the students partnered with the Acworth Tourism Bureau Authority to create a tourist activity for kids while they are visiting Acworth! The group created a scavenger hunt booklet that directs kids from shop to shop in our historic downtown district in search of hidden train cars. Once the cars have been located and the shop owners have signed off on the discovery, the kids are able to go to Gabriel’s at the Old Mill to collect a complimentary cake pop! Make sure to visit Acworth soon and pick up your scavenger hunt booklet in one of our downtown shops to enjoy with your family!
As always, you can visit www.cityofacworth.org, sign up for our e-news blasts on our homepage, “like” Visit Acworth on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter at @VisitAcworth to get more information on any of our projects or programs. Also, please make sure to attend the Acworth Town Hall Meeting at Acworth Court Services on Oct. 19 at 6:30 p.m. Hope to see you there!