Join the Marietta Museum of History for this special evening edition of our popular Remember When Club! The Ramblin' Raft Race was an annual Memorial Day weekend raft race on the Chattahoochee River in Atlanta that lasted from 1969 to 1980. At its peak, more than 300,000 rafters partook in the race. Amid increasing environmentalism, the race was cancelled. The race was associated with consumption of alcohol and illegal drugs, both by the rafters and the thousands of spectators that lined a route that began in Sandy Springs and ended in Vinings. Even though the race was forced to an end, a strong legacy remains in the creation of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. Our panelists this month will include Former Turner Broadcasting on-air personality Bill Tush, WQXI radio personality Gary McKee, Turner Broadcasting production employee Dick Dodson and National Park Ranger Jerry Hightower.
Where: Marietta Museum of History, 1 Depot Street, Marietta, GA 30060
Galleries open from 5:00-6:45pm
Light reception from 6:00-6:45pm
Remember When Club program from 7:00-8:00pm
Tickets: $5 at the door, MUSEUM MEMBERS FREE