Civil War Comes Alive at Bartow History Museum

Tony Potts
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.`

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