Bartow History Museum
Located in Historic Downtown Cartersville.
Remember, December is a Happening Month!
We're so excited to receive the Georgia Historical Society's 2020 Affiliate of the Year Award!
On November 24th the Georgia Historical Society (GHS) presented the 2020 Affiliate of the Year Award to the Bartow History Museum.

This award recognizes the outstanding efforts of organizations within the Affiliate Chapter Program to advance the missions of GHS to collect, examine, and teach Georgia history. The Bartow History Museum is being recognized for its ongoing support of the Georgia Historical Society, as a GHS Affiliate Chapter Member, and for its work in promoting history education.

Thank you Georgia Historical Society!

Shown in the photo are Todd Groce, President and CEO of the GHS, and Trey Gaines, Museum Director.
Will you help pave the way for new ways of preserving our history and interacting with the public?
Support the Bartow History Museum with your year-end gift today. Your investment makes a lasting impact on your community and helps us continue opening doors to the past for generations to come.

Thank you.
Visit the Museum in December
Visit the museum in December and enjoy the holiday decorations. It is a great way to relish the season while still practicing social distancing.

We're open Monday - Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm. Closed Christmas.
Join us for a "Holly" Day Wreath Making Demonstration and Ornament Preservation Talk - December 5
Join Master Gardeners Kate Posey and Susan Butler as they demonstrate holiday wreath making, discuss the traditions of decorating with greenery, including Williamsburg style wreathes and garland, and give a wreath away to one lucky attendee.

Museum educators will also demonstrate and discuss the best ways to preserve keepsake and heirloom ornaments from your grandmother's antique glass to your children's holiday creations.

Tickets required.
Adults - $35 / Members - 10% discount
Give the Gift of Membership
This holiday season give the gift of membership. Gift a membership now through December 15th and your recipient will receive 13 months for the price of 12. Use code FamilyJoy.
Pick-up Your Santa Photos Now Thru December 31

If you brought your family to visit with Santa, your photos are ready for pick-up at the museum gift shop. Thank you for your participation in this event.

While at the gift shop, remember to get a 2020 Collectible Christmas ornament for your tree.
Purchase Your 2020 Collectible Christmas Ornaments.
Have you gotten your 2020 Collectible Ornaments?

Stilesboro Academy - Stilesboro Academy, completed in 1859, was spared during the Civil War, and classes continued there until the early 1940s.

1869 Bartow County Courthouse - This building served as the Bartow County Courthouse until 1903. It now houses the Bartow History Museum.

Add to your collection - Give to a teacher - Thank your hostess - Send to family - Make it a secret Santa gift
The museum will be closed December 25th, but will reopen on the 26th. So, come see us.
Welcome Lauren!
Lauren Storey is the newest member of our staff. Lauren is a recent graduate of
Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations and a minor in History. She is going to be a great addition to our education department.

Welcome Lauren! We're excited you have joined the team.
Open Through December 31 - Closing Soon!
Women of Bartow
Temporary Exhibit

Women of Bartow features the stories of over 25 women who have made an impact on Bartow County and beyond dating back to the early 1800s through the present. Through artifacts and images, this exhibit highlights their contributions to a variety of fields including business, education, art, writing, social movements, & more. 
Members - Free
Non-members - Included with museum admission

Sponsored by Century Bank of Georgia. 
Bartow History Museum Gift Shop
Pick up a little something for under your tree.
Books - Crafts - Toys - Note cards - Ornaments - Pens - Pottery - Lamps - Throws - and More
Shop local this holiday season and avoid the crowds. The museum gift shop is open Monday - Saturday for your shopping pleasure. Gift cards available. We offer curbside pick-up.
Bartow Youth Leadership Group Researches Impact of FDR Programs on Local Community
We are excited to share with you a project completed by members of 2020 Youth Leadership Bartow program, who have a passion for the history of Bartow County.

The group, which included Annie McCormick, Audrey Linek, Katie Trumm, Bella Gilstrap, Parker Browning, Sam Wiedetz, & Harrison Caswell, decided to study the impact of FDR on Bartow County. The group wanted to see how his programs impacted the county in the eyes of a resident at the time. 
To do so, they interviewed Nick Beck,82, a lifelong resident of Cartersville. To see their results, click on the image.
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4 East Church Street
Cartersville, GA

Monday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.