Bartow History Museum
Located in Historic Downtown Cartersville.
Hello from the Education Department! I'm Sarah Strickland. I hope the kids in your family enjoyed learning how to make a watering can from a milk jug as described in our Atco Village email a couple of weeks ago. I had a lot of fun making one myself and sharing the process with all of you. If you made one, don't forget to email us a picture of it. We would love to see it. Email here .

In this email, be sure to check out the fun facts my co-worker, Paige Jennings, put together just for you.

Meanwhile, we are working hard to update our field trip worksheets to create an even better learning experience for the students who visit our museum. We miss seeing those kiddos and look forward to when we can interact with them in person once again. Stay safe!

Sarah Strickland
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Main Street and More!
Drive through a small town and you just might find a Main Street or main commercial area. Before shopping plazas, people would travel to town to conduct their business. In those early days, you might find a mercantile, feed store, and bank on the main thoroughfare. Later, other small businesses popped up like beauty parlors, restaurants, and hardware stores. This newsletter explores some Main Streets and historic downtown districts in Bartow County.
4 Way Lunch

Paige Jennings from our education department shares a brief history on a Cartersville institution.

Did you know?
The building at 127 West Main Street in downtown Cartersville was once owned by African American businessman John Gassett, who operated a grocery store there between 1893 and the 1920s. Mr. Gassett also rented upstairs space in the building to Dr. William Riley Moore, the first African American doctor in Cartersville, who established his medical practice there from 1910 to 1921, before moving the practice to Summer Hill.
Credit: Brochure, "African American Heritage Trail, Bartow County, Georgia" available at the Bartow History Museum gift shop and Cartersville Depot.

Want to know more? Check out these fun facts. Click here.
Picture search for kids
Main Street, USA

Walk down the main street of any small community and you will probably find that they have a lot in common. See if your child can find all the items in this picture search.

Shanna Latimer, Membership Manager
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Hey, BHM Members!
Want to see other museums for free? This week we're heading
to Kentucky.
We hope you are all safe and happy. It's easy to join or renew museum memberships at a variety of levels. Just click here . With all our membership levels, you get access to other museums in the Southeast through the Southeastern Reciprocal Membership program. I suggest taking a weekend trip to Louisville, KY, when museums open again to visit one of our reciprocal museums, 21c Louisville. It's housed in a repurposed 19th century warehouse on Main Street along with a hotel and restaurant. How cool is that!

Preserving and revitalizing our Main Streets across America is
an important initiative. Discover Main Street America and their initiatives.
Welcome - Main Street America

Main Street America helps to breathe new life into communities across the nation though a comprehensive, inclusive, place-based, and people-focused approach.

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Our bottom line could use a little boost right now. If you are in a financial position to be able to help, your contribution would be greatly appreciated.

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We look forward to seeing you at the
museum when we reopen!
(Currently closed.)
Stop in to shop at the Museum Gift Shop.
4 East Church Street
Cartersville, GA

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