Bartow History Museum

Bartow History Museum The Bartow History Museum illustrates the past and present of Georgia’s Bartow County. Visitors can view exhibits featuring 200 years of history, from Cherokee habitation in the early 1800s (pre-Bartow County) to events shaping the region today.
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Welcome to the Bartow History Museum Facebook Fan Page The Bartow History Museum offers many resources for the historian and casual visitor alike. The Museum is open Monday through Saturday. We offer special Exhibits throughout the year. Researching your family's history? Check out our Archives or give us a call. Do you know anything about the Etowah Mounds, the Cherokee or General Sherman? Why are Sam P. Jones, Rebecca Felton, and Joe Frank Harris still talked about in a neighborly fashion? If none of these names ring a bell – you should visit us to find out why they are an integral part of Bartow County!

If you grew up in Cartersville, your dad might have visited Cartersville Auto Supply Inc. Identified, l-r: John Cowan, C...
07/15/2020

If you grew up in Cartersville, your dad might have visited Cartersville Auto Supply Inc. Identified, l-r: John Cowan, Charles Cowan Jr., Charles Cowan Sr., Leeroy Long, unidentified, Mitchell Jones. This photo is from 1944. #photooftheday, #picoftheday, #history, #CartersvilleAutoSupply, #BartowHistoryMuseum

For our friend from South Carolina, here is an old (1956-1957) photo of Public Square in downtown Cartersville, GA.   Yo...
07/15/2020

For our friend from South Carolina, here is an old (1956-1957) photo of Public Square in downtown Cartersville, GA. You can see the Belk Gallant Co. store located on the corner. Enjoy! #photooftheday, #picoftheday, #building, #history, BartowHistoryMuseum, #BelkGallantCo

We are excited to announce the winner!  #StilesboroAcademy
07/15/2020

We are excited to announce the winner! #StilesboroAcademy

Our archivist is glad to be back in the office, where she can access all her records to better assist reseachers.  Follo...
07/14/2020

Our archivist is glad to be back in the office, where she can access all her records to better assist reseachers. Follow this link to get more information on the archives.
http://ow.ly/Szhq50AfIB0

Mystery object - Can anyone help us identify what this object is or what it might have been used for in the past?  Pleas...
07/14/2020

Mystery object - Can anyone help us identify what this object is or what it might have been used for in the past? Please share. Thank you. #mysteryobject, #tool, @history, #photooftheday, #museum

PLEASE VOTE TODAY BY 1 PM.  Help us select the image for our 2020 annual Christmas ornament.  Vote by choosing A, B, C o...
07/13/2020

PLEASE VOTE TODAY BY 1 PM. Help us select the image for our 2020 annual Christmas ornament. Vote by choosing A, B, C or D. List you pick in the comment section below. Thank you!!!

The photo shows the foundation for the old Cartersville Post Office located at the corner of Erwin Street and Market Str...
07/12/2020

The photo shows the foundation for the old Cartersville Post Office located at the corner of Erwin Street and Market Street (now Cherokee Avenue), from the northeast corner looking southwest. In the background of photo are two buildings, one is the First Baptist Church, the other is a house (southwest corner of Erwin Street and Market Street) which was used for a number of years as Owen Funeral Home. (1914) #photooftheday, #picoftheday, #history, #building

Can you help identify where this photo might have been taken? A.  Atco store in the Atco VillageB.  Smith Bros. Grocery ...
07/11/2020

Can you help identify where this photo might have been taken?
A. Atco store in the Atco Village
B. Smith Bros. Grocery Store on the corner of Douglas St. and Johnson St. in Cartersville, Ga.
C. Other
Thanks for your help!

If you missed our slide presentation with old photos of the local fire departments, please check it out at your convenie...
07/11/2020

If you missed our slide presentation with old photos of the local fire departments, please check it out at your convenience. You can find it on our website under Learn and then E-Newsletters.

Please help us select the image for our 2020 annual Christmas ornament.  Vote by putting an A, B, C, or D in the comment...
07/11/2020

Please help us select the image for our 2020 annual Christmas ornament. Vote by putting an A, B, C, or D in the comment section below. Please vote only once. Thank you!!!!

Our gift shop is open and our staff is ready to assist you. #cute, #toys, #giftshop, #downtowncartersville, #shoplocal
07/10/2020

Our gift shop is open and our staff is ready to assist you. #cute, #toys, #giftshop, #downtowncartersville, #shoplocal

Photo of Homer and Charley Mayes with Charley Day in an automobile sitting in front of the Mayes and Green Grocery Store...
07/09/2020

Photo of Homer and Charley Mayes with Charley Day in an automobile sitting in front of the Mayes and Green Grocery Store on East Church Street (#10). 1869 Bartow County Courthouse can also be seen in photo which at this time also housed a grocery store. (1910 - 1930) #photooftheday, #picoftheday, #history, #building, BartowHistoryMuseum

It's that time of the year when we begin to think about our annual Christmas ornament.  We would like your help in selec...
07/09/2020

It's that time of the year when we begin to think about our annual Christmas ornament. We would like your help in selecting the image. Which should be this year's ... (A) Bethany Bridge, (B) Noble Hill - Wheeler Memorial Center, (C) Stilesboro Academy or (D) Cooper's Furnace? Please vote for one by typing A, B, C, or D in the comment section below. Thank you! #BartowCounty, #BartowHistoryMuseum

Did you know that at one time, this building in Cartersville was the hospital? Photo of an aerial view of Sam Howell Mem...
07/08/2020

Did you know that at one time, this building in Cartersville was the hospital? Photo of an aerial view of Sam Howell Memorial Hospital once located at 49 Nelson St., Cartersville, GA, between Nelson and McEver Streets. Other business seen in photo is the Colonial Grocery Store in the shopping center on Nelson St., now called Cartersville Plaza Shopping center. (1962) #historic, #picoftheday, #building, #BartowHistoryMuseum, #SamHowellMemorialHospital

If you could have operated one of these businesses back in the day, which would you pick? Downtown Kingston showing the ...
07/07/2020

If you could have operated one of these businesses back in the day, which would you pick? Downtown Kingston showing the W. H. Griffin General Merchandise and Coffins and Caskets, Citizens Bank, U.S. Post Office, and Masonic Hall. (1900 - 1915) #picoftheday, #photooftheday, #Kingston, #historic, #instadaily

Teachers and homeschool moms please share your ideas with us.  Thank you!  #homeschool, #teacher, #educator
07/07/2020

Teachers and homeschool moms please share your ideas with us. Thank you! #homeschool, #teacher, #educator

The photos of Lewis Carpet Mills dates to approximately 1960 - 1978.  Did you work here?  If so, tell us about your job.
07/06/2020

The photos of Lewis Carpet Mills dates to approximately 1960 - 1978. Did you work here? If so, tell us about your job.

Love this photo!!! Whether you grew up in Cartersville or not, if you are over a certain age, you can probably relate to...
07/05/2020

Love this photo!!! Whether you grew up in Cartersville or not, if you are over a certain age, you can probably relate to this old photo of McKemie Shoe Store on Main Street in Cartersville, GA. What memories does it bring back? #photooftheday, picoftheday, #love, #McKemieShoeStore, #BartowHistoryMuseum

Main St. looking east in downtown Cartersville, GA. (1939 - 1940) #picoftheday, #photooftheday, #historic, #Cartersville...
07/05/2020

Main St. looking east in downtown Cartersville, GA. (1939 - 1940) #picoftheday, #photooftheday, #historic, #Cartersville, #BartowHistoryMuseum, #culture

Timeline Photos
07/04/2020

Timeline Photos

Who recognizes the building in this picture?  Yes, it is the gold dome courthouse.  Don't you love the old cars parked i...
07/04/2020

Who recognizes the building in this picture? Yes, it is the gold dome courthouse. Don't you love the old cars parked in front of it? The photo was probably taken somewhere between 1905 - 1915. #picoftheday, #photooftheday, #love, #history, #BartowHistoryMuseum

Whether you are a homeschool mom or a teacher in a public school, we want to hear from you!  As we develop programming f...
07/03/2020

Whether you are a homeschool mom or a teacher in a public school, we want to hear from you! As we develop programming for the 2020 - 2021 calendar year, what would be most helpful to you? Please share your ideas from topics to delivery platforms. Our goal is to help create valuable learning experiences for your students. Thank you!!! #BartowCounty, #BartowHistoryMuseum, #homeschool, #educator, #teacher

The Bartow History Museum gift shop is open from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m, Monday - Saturday. #teaparty, #teaset, #BHMgiftshop
07/02/2020

The Bartow History Museum gift shop is open from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m, Monday - Saturday. #teaparty, #teaset, #BHMgiftshop

Look closely and you will see a photo of the old Milner & Smith Family Groceries in Cartersville, GA., located at approx...
07/01/2020

Look closely and you will see a photo of the old Milner & Smith Family Groceries in Cartersville, GA., located at approximately 20 Wall St. Two men are standing outside of the store and the one on the left is J. Floyd Bridges. Fruit and vegetables and baskets are on the sidewalk outside the store. #photooftheday, #picoftheday, #BartowHistoryMuseum, #historic, #Cartersville

The photos shows the Cartersville Supply Co. buildings with horse drawn wagons and their drivers in the foreground. This...
07/01/2020

The photos shows the Cartersville Supply Co. buildings with horse drawn wagons and their drivers in the foreground.

This company was located near the railroad on Leake Street and was owned by Paul Gilreath and Harry Womelsdorf. Mr. Gilreath also owned the Coca Cola Bottling Plant at the time. The wagon in front of the building on the right is a triple decker wagon loaded with cases of bottled Coca Cola.

Behind that wagon are four men identified as Paul Gilreath, John Martin (bookkeeper), Harry Womelsdorf and Lee Womelsdorf. The others were employees of the store who delivered coal in the winter and ice in the summer.
#BartowHistoryMuseum, #CartersvilleSupplyCompany, #Cartersville

Timeline Photos
06/30/2020

Timeline Photos

Montgomery Street (Cartersville) railroad crossing near present day Porter Street Bridge.  At one time, this crossing wa...
06/30/2020

Montgomery Street (Cartersville) railroad crossing near present day Porter Street Bridge. At one time, this crossing was the access to North Erwin Street from Red Comb Drive, Young Street, Montgomery Street, Johnson Street, and other streets on the north side of Cartersville. Summer Hill can be seen in the background. 1940 - 1955 #Cartersville, #SummerHill, #BartowHistoryMuseum

Did you know the Cherokee lived in long cabins?  Come visit the museum tomorrow and learn more.  #BartowHistoryMuseum, #...
06/29/2020

Did you know the Cherokee lived in long cabins? Come visit the museum tomorrow and learn more. #BartowHistoryMuseum, #thingstodoinCartersville, #thingstodoinBartowCounty, #culture, #travel, #history

Northwest Georgia Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 24,  in uniform.  The boys were photographed in downtown C...
06/28/2020

Northwest Georgia Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 24, in uniform. The boys were photographed in downtown Cartersville before boarding a train to travel to Washington, DC, for the first National Scout Jamboree, held in the summer of 1937. Pictured front row l-r; ?, Jimmy Morris, Jim Shaw, ?,?, Jake Neel, Fred Knight, standing middle row, l-r; Tally Watkins, A. L. Horton, Bill Dillard, Ward Broadfield, ?,?,?, back row, l-r; ?, ?, J. Fleetwood, J. Conyers, ?,?,?,? #BoyScouts, #Scouts, #historic #BartowHistoryMuseum, #NationalScoutJamboree

It's that time of the year that we have pop up showers.  Make sure you have an umbrella on hand.  Check out this umbrell...
06/27/2020

It's that time of the year that we have pop up showers. Make sure you have an umbrella on hand. Check out this umbrella and the other merchandise we carry at the Bartow History Museum gift shop. #rain, #umbrella, #summer, #shower, #museum

Come in...we're open!  Please remember to obtain a ticket on-line in advance.  Thank you!!!!
06/26/2020

Come in...we're open! Please remember to obtain a ticket on-line in advance. Thank you!!!!

The photo shows the fountain in the park in downtown Cartersville, GA.  In the background can be seen the Cile Hotel, Dr...
06/26/2020

The photo shows the fountain in the park in downtown Cartersville, GA. In the background can be seen the Cile Hotel, Dr. Lowry's house and the Mary Munford Memorial Library. Date unknown. #Cartersville, #BartowHistoryMuseum, #CileHotel, #MaryMunford, #Lowry, #historic, #building, #history

July's email will include historical photos of Cartersville's fire department and more. To receive it in your inbox, sim...
06/25/2020

July's email will include historical photos of Cartersville's fire department and more. To receive it in your inbox, simply visit www.BartowHistoryMuseum and sign up for the newsletter by Friday morning. #tbt, #historic, #photooftheday, #history

Address

4 E Church St
Cartersville, GA
30120

General information

Admission Rates: Adults: $6.50 plus tax Seniors (65+): $5.50 plus tax Students: $5.50 plus tax Children 5 and under: Free Active Military with ID: Free Group Rate $5.00 (groups of 15+, must be paid in one transaction) Sales tax will be applied to admission rates at the time of purchase.

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

Telephone

+17703872774

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I've been very curious lately about how much the Spanish Influenza affected Bartow County. Anyone researched this?
Came across a few old photos while going through some of my dads things. My dad, James Perry is in each one, two photos are from Pinelog Elementary 1955, 1956 not sure on the one photo. Thought maybe someone might recognize someone in them.
I'm in Cartersville for a couple of days and have a handpainted, original, signed 3 1/2 ft. X 6 ft painting to sell. Originally selling for $1500., but, while in town, sell for $500. That's $1000. OFF !
I know you just posted a picture of this church from the 1960s. I found this postcard years ago in southern Florida in an antique shop. Does anyone know how old this picture is?
Atco Grocery Store - 1928 - The store was owned by my Grandfather Lonnie Stewart and his brother Robert Stewart. In the picture Grandpa Lonnie Stewart is in the back. Others in the picture are (R-L) Carl Quinn, Brother-in-Law of Grandpa Lonnie. Robert Stewart, behind Tate Stewart. Tate is drinking a Coke. Robert S. Coca Cola man and his son. No named customer on the left.
https://www.facebook.com/DigitalLibraryofGeorgia/ Could the Bartow History Museum offer their newspapers to the Digital Library of Georgia to be scanned and made searchable online?
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recently ran across your picture of Hugo and wondered if you could provide more details, such as its' location and does it exist anymore?
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Want to give a big shout of appreciation to Trey Gaines and Joshua Graham for inviting Southern Joy Candles to the Celtic Family Festival on St. Patrick's Day. We had a great time getting to know some really nice people, while showcasing Pamela's wonderful candles. Thanks again guys !!!!!
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