Lectures and Workshops

Exhibition openings, lectures, books signings and more take place throughout the year at Bartow History Museum. See the schedule below for a full list of all upcoming events and exhibitions, and follow us on Facebook for updated information on this year’s events.

Lectures are FREE for members and free with admission to not-yet-members.


Lunch and Learn
Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Local author and teacher, Valerie Holt, will highlight stories and recipes from her book, Cooking With a Small Town Girl. 

Evening Lecture
Thursday, July 27, 2017, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Astronomer David Dundee will talk about the total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017.  Come find out all about this and other historic celestial events.



Lunch and Learn
Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Heather Shores will discuss the creation of the Northwest Georgia Textile League, formed by textile mills in Floyd, Polk, and Bartow Counties and played on a competitive level from the 1920s to the 1940s.  

Evening Lecture
Thursday, August 2017, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.



Lunch and Learn
Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Paul J. Pugliese, County Coordinator, UGA Extension – Bartow County, will present, “A Brief History of Agriculture in Bartow County.”

Evening Lecture
Thursday, September 28, 2017, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Tina Shadden and Sandy Moore will highlight some of the historic items that have been added to the museum’s collections over the past year.


Lunch and Learn
Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.


Evening Lecture
Thursday, October 26, 2017, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Civil War historian, Stephen Davis, will present “New Perspectives on the Georgia Campaign, Or, A few dozen things we’ve learned since the Centennial.”




Lunch and Learn
Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Opening of “Over There: Bartow and the Great War.”  Join us for the opening of our new feature exhibition on Bartow County’s connections to World War I.  Kyle Russell and artist John Cleaveland will speak on the artifacts and artwork in the exhibit.



For more information about these and other museum programs,
call 770-382-3818 ext. 6288