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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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, 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. 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
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? 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 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 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 Village
B. Smith Bros. Grocery Store on the corner of Douglas St. and Johnson St. in Cartersville, Ga.
Thanks for your help!
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 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
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 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 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 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
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 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, #BartowHistoryMuseum, #culture
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 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
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 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
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, #thingstodoinCartersville, #thingstodoinBartowCounty, #culture, #travel, #history
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 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!!!!
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, simply visit www.BartowHistoryMuseum and sign up for the newsletter by Friday morning. #tbt, #historic, #photooftheday, #history
4 E Church St Cartersville, GA 30120
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.
If you missed our email newsletter about sports in Bartow County it's not too late to check it out. Check it out here.
Meanwhile, we would love for you to share a local sports memory you have. #sports, #BartowCounty, #memories
Sports in Bartow County
Listen as one Bartow County resident recalls playing sports as a teenager. Please send us your memory so we can share it on line or in our email newsletter. Send your video clip to [email protected].
Hey sports fans! We want to hear from you. Please take a moment to tell us through a video clip about one of your favorite local sports memories. Please email your video to [email protected]. We would like to use them for an email newsletter or to post on social media. Thank you! #sports, #BartowCounty, #CassHighSchool, #AdairsvilleHighSchool, #CartersvilleHighSchool, #WoodlandHighSchool
This is so worth a listen! Jane Tucker, a Rosie the Riveter, who worked as a welder in a shipyard I Savannah during WWII, shares her story. Please share this, to help preserve the history of the valuable role she and other women played. #RoisetheRiviter, #Rosie, WWII
This is so worth a listen! Jane Tucker, a Rosie the Riveter, who was a welder in the shipyard in Savannah during WWII, shares memories.
It is the perfect day to come in and check out our new umbrellas. The gift shop is open for your shopping pleasure each Monday - Saturday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thanks Stephen Davis for sharing all your knowledge. We enjoyed your presentation.
Musical Christmas Trees
These pretty little trees are available at the museum gift shop. Take a second and listen to the music.
Educator Night took place on August 28th at the Booth Western Art Museum. If you missed it and would like to learn about this event next year and receive notices about future programs or activities involving you or your students, please email [email protected].
Learn about the Cherokee that once lived in this area.
Looking for something to do with family and friends?
Looking for something to do with family and friends? #Cartersville, #BartowCounty, #DowntownCartersville
Looking for something to do with family and friends this holdiay season?
Looking for something to do this with family and friends this holiday season? #Cartersville, #BartowCounty, #DowntownCartersville
Don't know what to get?
For those last minute shoppers or those that don't know what to get...#Cartersville, #BartowCounty, #DowntownCartersville
Museum Gift Shop
Take a peek inside the museum gift shop.
We invite you to visit the gift shop this holiday season.
Old-Fashioned Christmas - Thank you!
We hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween. We have candy in the gift shop, so if you are downtown today, please stop in and get a piece or two.
Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America
Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America, a traveling Smithsonian exhibition is coming to the Bartow History Museum! Join us for the opening ceremony and festivities on July 29th at 10 a.m. and hear Bill Curry! Free admission to the exhibtion. The exhibition runs through September 9, 2017. To celebrate the exibition being in Cartersville, there are a number of other actitives planned as well for the weeks to follow.
#billcurry, #bartowsportszone, #WBHF, #Smithsonian
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.
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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 !!!!!