Through interactive exhibits and enlightening programs, Bartow History Museum illustrates the past and present of Georgia’s Bartow County. Visitors can explore Cherokee and pioneer cabins, sit in a one-room school house, listen to historic voices, and much more.
Bartow History Museum focuses on the settlement and development of Bartow County, Georgia, beginning in the early 19th century when the Cherokee still inhabited the area to 1950. Exhibits are broken up between home and industry within this time frame. “Home Life” themed exhibits include Cherokee and Early European settler life, Antebellum life and the Civil War,as well as turn of the century chores and schooling. The “Industry” themed exhibits include the early iron industry, early textile industry, agriculture, arts and crafts, local businesses, and community figures. Notable figures of Bartow County’s history are depicted throughout the museum exhibits.
Bartow County’s George Washington Carver State Park
Opens February 2, 2017
Bartow in Pictures Exhibit: Sports
Each year we select 12 images from the thousands preserved in the archives of the museum to feature on our Bartow in Pictures wall. This year’s theme is “Sports” and features images of sports teams and activities over the years around Bartow County.
The photographs include team shots and athletes in action in a wide variety of sports, such as football, baseball, badminton, golf, volleyball, track & field, and others.
Step back in time and touch history by exploring Bartow County’s past through hands-on interactive activities.
- Touch the belongings of Cherokee and early Pioneer families.
- Experience the hardships of a Civil War soldier.
- Listen to the stories of Bartow County history makers in an authentic 1940s telephone booth.
- Shop at the General Store.
- Work a shift in a textile mill.
- Read a book at the old fashioned school desks.