Step inside the doors of the museum and experience history. The main hall features our “Bartow in Pictures” wall, a rotating exhibit, which reflects the people and communities of Bartow County through photographs.

The photo wall at the Bartow History Museum changes to reflect different themes.

The Nook

Travel down the hall and you will find “The Nook,” our hands-on interactive exhibit for children…okay for adults too, where you can do such things as listen to the stories of Bartow County history makers in an authentic 1940s telephone booth, play with items you might find in a general store, and read a book at an old-fashioned school desk.

The nook is a hands-on area for children at the Bartow History Museum.

Feature Exhibition Gallery

Also, located on the first floor is our feature exhibition gallery, where we search our collection and showcase interesting artifacts and stories that are not part of the permanent exhibits. These temporary exhibits are open for several months at a time and highlight a variety of historical topics of local, regional, and national interest.

Current exhibit – Thread by Thread: Northwest Georgia’s Tufted Textile Heritage, a traveling exhibit from Dalton State College’s Bandy Heritage Center for Northwest Georgia.  On view through January 31, 2022.

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Dellinger Family Exhibition Gallery

Move upstairs and you will find our permanent exhibitions in the Dellinger Family Gallery with vignettes and exhibits that walk you through time from the period of the Cherokee Indians (pre-Bartow County) to the headlines of today. Bartow History Museum illustrates the past and present of Georgia’s Bartow County.