March 9, 2020 Trevor Beemon - Cobb Landmarks

Trevor began volunteering for Cobb Landmarks & Historical Society at the age of twelve. He attended Kennesaw State University where he received a degree in American History and completed the Public History Certificate Program. While attending KSU, Trevor worked part-time at the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History. After graduation, Trevor began working full-time for the Atlanta History Center in the Marketing & Communications department. Trevor worked at the History Center for seven years before returning to Cobb Landmarks as Executive Director in 2014. In 2015 Trevor was presented the Outstanding Alumnus award from Kennesaw State University. He was recognized in Cobb Life Magazine's 20 Under 40 List in January 2020.

Each year, Cobb Landmarks provides engaging programs and activities that reach thousands of preservationists, tourists, teachers, college students, and school-age children. Many of these programs are centered on the organization’s two historic properties, the Root House Museum and the Power Cabin. Highlights of heritage education programs include:

  • In 2008, the Root House Museum (circa 1845) served more than 3,800 visitors from 27 Georgia cities, 39 states, and 16 foreign countries. 1,900 elementary school, middle school, high school, and college students, along with 250 teachers from 22 schools came to the Root House on school field experiences. This simple frame house is more typical of its time and place than the grand mansions often displayed.
  • The Power Cabin (circa 1845) is made available to visitors several times a year. One of the few remaining log houses in Cobb County, the cabin was rehabilitated in 2001 and offers its visitors a look into rural frontier life. Throughout the year, public and private events are held, raising awareness and funds, while highlighting the lifestyles, livelihoods, and entertainments of Cobb’s communities throughout its history.
Posted by Bill White
March 10, 2020