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 18, 2018, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Aunt Sara’s Lemon Chiffon Cake: Connecting Family Memory and Funeral Foods

 Joshua Graham, the Manager of Programs at the Bartow History Museum, will discuss how foods can be used to memorialize loved ones, and how the recipes help continue those family connections. This lecture will be based off of his chapter in the book, Dying to Eat: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Food, Death, and the Afterlife, a publication compiled by multiple writers.

Evening Lecture
Thursday, July 26, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Keith Hebert, history professor at Auburn University, will speak on his new book, The Long Civil War in the North Georgia Mountains: Confederate Nationalism, Sectionalism, and White Supremacy in Bartow County, Georgia.


Lunch and Learn
Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Danny Pelfrey, author, will speak about his fiction series, the Davis Morgan Mysteries, which are set in Adairsville and influenced by Bartow County history. 

Evening Lecture
Thursday, August 30, 2018, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Paul Pugliese, county extension agent, will speak on the history of agriculture in Bartow County.


Lunch and Learn
Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

How does buying an anniversary gift for your wife lead to collecting 30 antique tractors? Why would anybody want to do such a thing – – collect old tractors?  Local husband and wife, Cass Flagg and Hyler Bracey, will answers these questions and more.

Evening Lecture
Thursday, September 27, 2018, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Enjoy a glass of wine at the museum before taking a walk around downtown Cartersville where you will hear a little about its history.

Tickets must be purchased in advance. Call 770-387-2774.



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


Special Thanks to our Lecture Series Sponsors!