Did you know Bartow County has a history museum?
The location of the museum is historic all by itself since it’s located in Bartow County’s 1869 courthouse.
The museum's website states, “The Bartow History Museum focuses on the settlement and development of Bartow County, Georgia, beginning with the early nineteenth century, when the Cherokee still inhabited the area. Early European settler life, the iron ore and bauxite industries, Civil War strife, post-war recovery, the Great Depression era, early textile industry, and notable figures are depicted through interactive exhibits in the permanent gallery space.”
This Saturday, June 9th the museum is hosting a bus tour that will trace the route of the Great Locomotive Chase through Bartow County on April 12, 1862 with author and historian Joe Head. They will be stopping at Emerson, Allatoona Pass, Cooper’s Furnace, Cartersville, Kingston and Adairsville.
Tickets are limited, so you would need to call as soon as possible. Included in your ticket is bus transportation, lunch, admissions to museums and historic sites on the route and other special treats. Tickets are $35 each for members and $40 for what they refer to as “not-yet” members.
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