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Civil War Comes Alive at Bartow History Museum

 
Tony Potts
04-05-2013
Throughout the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, two Cartersville museums, Bartow History Museum and Booth Western Art Museum, are partnering to produce an event, Civil War Comes Alive! each April, through 2015. Meant to teach visitors about all aspects of the Civil War, this year’s event will be held on Saturday, April 27, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at Bartow History Museum and Booth Western Art Museum.

Visitors will experience life on the home front, listen to authentic music, chat with soldiers from the Union and Confederate armies, view Civil War art and artifacts, watch cannon demonstrations, and so much more! Civil War Comes Alive! will feature medical practices, blacksmithing, and signaling, plus infantry, sutler, and cavalry camps. An artillery camp will also be set up on the Booth Museum grounds and will demonstrate cannon firings at 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm and 4:30 pm.

`We are excited to announce this educational event, not only because it coincides with the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, but also because Bartow County has so many ties to the war,` said Bartow History Museum Executive Director Trey Gaines. `We had the Battle at Allatoona here in Bartow County, and also produced several Officers from this area. Civil War Comes Alive! will be an opportunity for visitors – of all ages – to experience the various aspects of the war and hopefully gain a better understanding of, and appreciation for, the men who served.`

Local entities plan closures for Good Friday, spring break events

 by: Mark Andrews The Daily Tribune  News
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Today, all Bartow County and Cartersville  city government offices will be closed, along with the Bartow County Library  System.
While the library will be closed, the Cartersville branch will be  hosting some special events for youth while schools are out for spring break  beginning Monday, April 1.
Events include “Angry Birds Live” for K-5  students. According to the library’s calendar, “Kids can drop-in, make an ‘Angry  Bird’ craft and try to knock out the ‘Bad Piggies’ in this live-action version  of the popular video game,” on Wednesday, April 3, from 1:30 to 3:30  p.m.
“Girl’s Club,” for ages 8 to 13, will be held Thursday, April 4,  from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The library encourages female “tweens” to “‘Mallow’ out at  the library with the marshmallow themed program features games, treats and  crafts.” Registration is preferred.
The Bartow History museum will offer  spring break camps for children ages 4 to 6 and 7 to 11 years old next  week.
According to a press release, “‘Let’s Make Music’ will take place  on Monday, April 1, for children ages 4 to 6 years old and on Tuesday, April 2,  for ages 7 to 11 years old. ‘Toys and Games Galore’ will take place on  Wednesday, April 3, for children ages 4 to 6 years old and on Thursday, April 4,  for ages 7 to 11 years old.
“During ‘Let’s Make Music,’ campers will  explore different styles of music, enjoy making musical instruments and learn  about the various instruments used in popular songs. ‘Toys and Games Galor’ will  give campers the opportunity to dive into the world of toys and games as they  test their creative skills — they will even try their hand at building a moving  toy snake.”
The camps will begin at 9 a.m. and end at noon, with light  refreshments being offered each day. The price is $18 for members and $20 for  not-yet-members. Advanced registration is required.
To register for camp,  call 770-387-3849. Camps will take place at the Bartow History Museum, 4 E.  Church St. in downtown Cartersville. Parking is available next to the building.  For more information on this and other BHM programs, call 770-382-3818, ext.  6288, or visit www.bartowhistorymuseum.org.
For students who can’t get  enough science, Tellus Science Museum is offering a $2 coupon for April  1-5.
“The coupon will be available on our Facebook page beginning [today]  and people can go online and print them out,” Marketing Director Joe Schullman  said.

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Local museums to expand youth programs in April

Local museums to expand youth  programs in April
by:  Mark Andrews  The Daily Tribune  News
2 months ago | 631 views

Bartow History Museum and Tellus Science  Museum are adding additional programs next month to reach out to local  youth.
The history museum will offer spring break camps for children ages  4 to 6 and 7 to 11 years old during the first week of April.
According  to a press release, “‘Let’s Make Music’ will take place on Monday, April 1, for  children ages 4 to 6 years old and on Tuesday, April 2, for ages 7 to 11 years  old. ‘Toys and Games Galore’ will take place on Wednesday, April 3, for children  ages 4 to 6 years old and on Thursday, April 4, for ages 7 to 11 years old.
“During ‘Let’s Make Music,’ campers will explore different styles of  music, enjoy making musical instruments and learn about the various instruments  used in popular songs. ‘Toys and Games Galor’ will give campers the opportunity  to dive into the world of toys and games as they test their creative skills — they will even try their hand at building a moving toy snake.”
The Camps  will begin at 9 a.m. and end at noon, with light refreshments being offered each  day. The price is $18 for members and $20 for not-yet-members. Advanced  registration is required.
To register for camp, call 770-387-3849. Camps  will take place at the Bartow History Museum, 4 E. Church St. in downtown  Cartersville. Parking is available next to the building. For more information on  this and other BHM programs, call 770-382-3818, ext. 6288, or visit  www.bartowhistorymuseum.org.
Following the week of local city and county  schools’ spring break, Tellus Science Museum will host its Spring Break Escape  from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 8-12.
“What we want to do is add a little  flair to spring break this year and give people a reason to come back to the  museum and have a little fun and learn something,” Marketing Director Joe  Schulman said. “It’s a little bit of some added value for visitors because  they’re going to see everything we normally have in the museum plus some extra  activities that are geared toward kids.”
He added, “The goal of the  museum is to educate the public, and so any time we can do that and have it be  fun at the same time, that’s always been what we’re about — education and  fun.”
The event schedule is as follows:
• Monday, April 8 —  “Explore the fascinating world of rocks with a special emphasis on the rocks of  the Grand Canyon. Bring in your rocks for identification.”
• Tuesday,  April 9 — “Learn how the Wright brothers were inspired to create the control  system of their aircraft using an inner tube box.”
• Wednesday, April 10 — “Using minerals from your gem panning experience we will study the various  colors, luster, streak and hardness using minerals found from the Vulcan  Materials Gem Panning area at Tellus.”
• Thursday April 11 — “Study  fossils; small ones under a stereoscope and larger fossils too.”
• Friday, April 12 — “Optical Illusions always fascinate. Come visit different  activity stations to see why your eye sees what it sees.”
For more  information, visit www.tellusmuseum.org, or call 770-606-5700.

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BHM Offers Spring Break Camps for Kids

Bartow History Museum in Cartersville is offering two Spring Break camps—”Toys and Games Galore” and “Let’s Make Music”—for children 4 to 11 years old.

Looking for something do with the kids during Spring Break, which is April 1 to 5 for bothCartersville City and Bartow County schools.

Bartow History Museum is one local organization offering Spring Break camps. Participants, ages 4 through 11, are set play games, make crafts, and of course, learn a lot, according to staffers.

The one-day camps, which start at 9 a.m. and end at noon, are priced at $18 to $20. Learn more about the camps and how to register:

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Wedding exhibit opens at Bartow History Museum

March 12, 2013 04:42 PM | 187 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Director of the Bartow History Museum, Trey Gaines, inspects one of the wedding dresses that will be on display in their upcoming exhibit.

Director of the Bartow History Museum, Trey Gaines, inspects one of the wedding dresses that will be on display in their upcoming exhibit.

One of the oldest known rituals, the centuries old tradition of holy matrimony, has been ever-evolving through the years.

Cultural influences and family customs bind bride and groom tying the knot and the history behind the ceremony sheds light into an important stage in the lives joined.

The Bartow History Museum examines the history of wedding customs and traditions in a temporary exhibit that opens March 28, at 6:30 p.m., with a reception and special program.

To Have and To Hold: Wedding Customs and Traditions features information and items from wedding ceremonies throughout the years.

Museum director Trey Gaines said several pieces in the exhibit are from local weddings and much of the information comes from the museum’s archives and collections.

“We have a great collection of wedding dresses and other objects representing weddings, including accessories, gifts, and books,” Gaines said. “We want people to come and see the exhibit and explore traditions associated with weddings.”

Among the collection is a dress from a wedding dating back to the 1850s made from sugar sacks, illustrating the use by some brides of readily available materials to make their wedding dress. The exhibit also contains video and pictures. Museum archives assistant Sandy Moore said the exhibit helps usher in the unofficial start to the wedding season.

“Everybody loves a wedding,” Moore said. “This is a good way to see some vintage wedding material and learn something new. It’s also a great way to exhibit some items from our collection and archives that are not on permanent display.”

A unique feature of the exhibit is a section dedicated to Tom Thumb Weddings.

Inspired by Charles Stratton, a little person who found fame with P.T. Barnum, and his marriage to Lavinia Warren in 1863, , the weddings featured children showcased as a wedding party — complete with bride, groom, bridesmaids, groomsmen and minister. Gaines said the mock weddings often were staged by schools or churches for fun or as fundraisers.

To Have and to Hold runs through Aug. 31 and can be viewed during museum hours Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $5.50 for adults and $4.50 for seniors and students.

Information: www.bartowhistorymuseum.org or (770) 382-3818.

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