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From Cabin to College: How Martha Berry & The Berry Schools shaped education in Northwest Georgia

Join us for our Lunch & Learn lecture at the Bartow History Museum on October 20 at noon. Rachel McLucas, curator of Oak Hill & the Martha Berry Museum, will be discussing the Berry Schools and their impact on education in Northwest Georgia.
Learn how Martha Berry’s chance encounter with local children would ignite a passion for educating the youth of rural Appalachia and the development of the Berry Schools, which ultimately allowed Berry College to emerge out of Sunday School in a small cabin within 40 years’ time.
Free for members
$7.00 for non-members

About the Speaker

Headshot of Rachel McLucas outside one of the cabins on the Berry College Campus

Rachel McLucas has been with Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum since 2008, when she began sharing the history of Martha Berry and the Berry Schools as a docent while completing her B.A. in Art History at Berry College. She joined the professional staff in 2012, taking on the role of curator. McLucas has developed and contributed to exhibitions celebrating Berry’s rich legacy and connection to national stories such as “Sanctuary at Berry: Wildlife Photography by Gena Flanigen” and “Guastavino at Berry” while completing her M.A. in Museum Studies from Johns Hopkins University. Born and raised across the eastern coast, McLucas and her husband Mark embrace being Romans and spend weekends traveling to and learning about local towns in the region.