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September 2014 Monthly Recap

MEDIA ATTENTION:
– WBHF Radio interview on September 3
– Article in September 2 issue of The Bartow Trader on September First Friday event
– Ad in September/October Northwest Georgia Living for Cartersville Bluegrass & Folk Festival
– Mention in September 4 Today’s Fax about September First Friday event
– Article in September 5 The Daily Tribune News about September First Friday event
– WBHF Radio interview on September 5
– Mention in September 24 Hometown Headline about Sample Our City
– Mention in September 24 Today’s Fax about Sample Our City
– Article in September 27 The Daily Tribune News about Sample Our City

FIRST FRIDAY:
The September 5 First Friday event was sponsored by Cartersville Medical Center, and featured vendors of the Cartersville Farmer’s Market, as well as several artists, set up around downtown. Free lemonade was provided courtesy of Chick-Fil-A Cartersville, and at 7 PM, the band Rolling Nowhere performed a free concert.

The October First Friday is being postponed due to the threat of inclement weather. Additional details will be made available as they are finalized.

DOWNTOWN DESIGN PLAN:
Over the course of the past 9 months, DDA has been working with the Department of Community Affairs Design Studio on a comprehensive downtown design plan. The plan looks at landscaping, signage, improvements to Friendship Plaza and more. A presentation by DCA was held on September 9. The board will meet on Tuesday, October 21, beginning at 9 AM, to fully discuss the plan and come up with recommendations for downtown beautification and enhancement.

MONTHLY MIXER:
The September Monthly Mixer was held at Coconut’s on September 17. Those in attendance included: Dan Kramer, It’s About Time Boutique; Robert Adams, Cartersville Antique Gallery; Deborah Ballew, Meg Pie; Jim Ballew, The Olive Branch/DDA Board; Darin and Jennifer Capes, Coconuts; Lara Jeanneret, Lara J Designs/DDA Board; Will Sprague, Louie’s Café; Sherry Payne, Pinky Toes; and Hollie Duncan and Tara Currier – DDA. Information about upcoming events and activities were shared, including information about a co-op advertisement in the November/December Northwest Georgia Living magazine promoting downtown holiday shopping. The next Mixer will be Tuesday, October 14, from 5:30-7:00 PM at It’s About Time Boutique.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE:
The first meeting of the new Economic Development Committee was held on October 1. Led by Chair Bill Chandler, those in attendance included Charley Harper, H & H Realty; Calvin Evans, Augsburg Investments; Franke Kenney, Mellow Mushroom; and Tara Currier, DDA. Discussion took place on how the committee could help potential entrepreneurs and current business downtown. The group wants to establish a ‘guide to opening a business’ pamphlet, and have various city department heads come and speak to the group about what it is each look for when inspecting a new business. Their next meeting will be on November 5, at 9 AM.

OCTOBER DOWNTOWN CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
October 3-4: Sample Our City (Fri. 2-7 PM; Sat. 12-6 PM)
October 4 – Tom Clayton Memorial Car Cruise Presented by Cartersville Shrine Club (4-8 PM)
October 8 – Town Hall Meeting re: Cartersville Farmer’s Market in Council Chambers (5 PM)
October 9 – Design Committee at 2 PM at train depot
October 10-11 – Dixie Olds Car Cruise (Fri. 5-9 PM; Sat. 8 AM-5 PM)
October 14 – Monthly Mixer at It’s About Time Boutique (5:30-7:00 PM)
October 16 – DDA Board Meeting at Train Depot at 8:30 AM
October 18 – Cartersville Bluegrass & Folk Festival (11 AM – 9 PM)
October 21 – DDA Board Meeting at Train Depot at 9 AM (downtown design plan discussion)
October 23-26 – 12th Annual Southeastern Cowboy Festival & Symposium at Booth Western Art Museum

Keep informed on all things happening downtown by visiting the website at www.downtowncartersville.org.

Bartow History Museum Celebrates Georgia Archives Month

 

 

In recognition of Georgia Archives Month, Bartow History Museum will present a special Lunch & Learn program called “Treasures from the Archives.” The program will take place on Wednesday, October 15, Moore discussing the importance of archives and highlighting interesting items and stories from the archives of the Bartow History Museum, including some surprises found along the way.

Sponsored by the Society of Georgia Archivists, Archives Month is a way to celebrate the value of Georgia’s historical records, publicize the many ways historical records enrich our lives, and recognize those who maintain our communities’ historical records. One of the key ways in which the Bartow History Museum fulfills its mission to preserve Bartow County history is through the collection and preservation of historical records such as photographs, family, business, and civic papers, newspapers, genealogical records, and other materials. The BHM archives contains over 15,000 images, thousands of paper records, bound newspapers from the 1860s through the 1960s, maps, oral histories, and much more. These materials are preserved for future generations and are available for public research. The archives is located at 13 N Wall Street in downtown Cartersville and is open on Tuesday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Research assistance is also available.

Lunch & Learn will take place on October 15, 2014, at noon, and guests are invited to bring a lunch. Bartow History Museum is located at 4 E. Church Street in downtown Cartersville. The lecture is free to members and included with the price of admission for not-yet members. For more information on this and other BHM programs, call 770-382-3818, ext. 6288 or visit our website at www.bartowhistorymuseum.org.

The Historic Clayton-Mooney House

 

 

 

Bartow History Museum welcomes Diane Mooney, whose family owns and lives in the historic Clayton-Mooney house, to the upcoming Evening Lecture on Thursday, September 25, 2014, at 7 p.m. The house is located at the entrance to the Allatoona Pass Battlefield.  

The Clayton house was built prior to 1844 by John Clayton, and Union troops commandeered the house in 1864 to use as a command post for the Allatoona garrison. It also served as a field hospital during and after the battle at Allatoona Pass on October 5, 1864. Approximately 5,413 troops fought in the day-long battle, with a total of 1,505 losses.

Bullet holes still remain in the weather boarding of the house, and there are approximately 21 unknown Confederate soldiers who died in the hospital buried in the back yard of the house. John Clayton died in the house on November 6, 1864, one month after the battle, partially due to shock, as he and his family were residing in the house during the battle.

Mooney will talk about living in the historic house and some of the artifacts her family has found on their property over the years. Following the lecture, she will be available for questions and visitors are invited to view the exhibit “1864: The War Comes Home” which includes artifacts from the Clayton-Mooney house.

The lecture will take place at the Bartow History Museum on Thursday, September 25, at 7 p.m. The Bartow History Museum is located at 4 E. Church Street in downtown Cartersville. For more information on this and other BHM programs, call 770-382-3818, ext. 6288 or visit our website at www.bartowhistorymuseum.org.

August 2014 Monthly Recap

It was an exciting month in downtown Cartersville. In addition to receiving the Downtown Award of Excellence from the Georgia Downtown Association, the Main Street Committees are in full event season planning mode, and exciting ideas are being formulated through the Design Committee and Department of Community Affairs on additional downtown beautification. Below is a ‘brief’ recap of the month of August.

MEDIA ATTENTION:
– Info about First Friday Concert in August 1 issue of Today’s Fax
– Article in August 1 issue of The Daily Tribune News regarding downtown Wi-Fi
– Info about Cartersville Farmer’s Market in August 2 Hometown Headlines
– WBHF Radio interview on August 6
– Article in August 12 issue of Bartow Neighbor regarding the Summer of Love Event
– Photo w/ caption in August 20 issue of Bartow Neighbor about Summer of Love Event
– Article about Downtown Development Program of Year Award in August 26 Hometown Headlines
– Mention in August 26 Today’s Fax about Downtown Development Program of the Year Award
– Article in August 27 issue of The Daily Tribune News about Downtown Development Program of Year Award
– Photo w/ caption in August 27 issue of The Daily Tribune News about Downtown Wi-Fi
– Article about Cartersville Farmer’s Market, First Friday’s in Downtown and Bluegrass Festival in Summer 2014 issue of City of Cartersville newsletter

FIRST FRIDAY:
The postponed August First Friday event (held on Friday, August 15), was a great success! Attendance was our best to date for a First Friday event, estimated at just over 400. Huge thanks to Mellow Mushroom for sponsoring the event!
Our next First Friday is September 5. Sponsored by Cartersville Medical Center, there will be vendors of the Cartersville Farmer’s Market, as well as several artists, set up around downtown. Kid’s activities will be available in Friendship Plaza, as will information about Cartersville Medical Center, and free lemonade courtesy of Chick-Fil-A Cartersville. At 7 PM, the band Rolling Nowhere will perform a free concert.

DOWNTOWN AWARD OF EXCELLENCE:
During the Georgia Downtown Awards of Excellence Event held in late August, Cartersville was named the Downtown Development Program of the Year by the Georgia Downtown Association. As the highest honor in the state awarded to downtown programs, this is a great win for the entire community. From a dedicated board of directors, countless city departments and their staff, downtown business and property owners, our elected officials, and many volunteers, this award signifies strong partnerships and great working relationships.

PROMOTIONS COMMITTEE:
The promotions committee met on Thursday, August 7. The meeting was attended by: Lara Jeanneret, DDA Board/Lara J Designs; Nancy Jackson, DDA Board/Jax Supply; Dan Kramer, It’s About Time Boutique; and Hollie Duncan and Tara Currier. Much information centered on the August and September First Friday events. Discussion also took place about Sample Our City and the Cartersville Bluegrass & Folk Festival. The committee also reviewed a proposal from Populace, Inc. for a downtown mobile app listing downtown shopping, dining, attractions and events.

DESIGN COMMITTEE:
The design committee met on August 5 and was attended by Earline Burke, DDA/Design Chair; Jim Haigler, Haigler Architecture Systems; Trey Gaines; Bartow History Museum; Linda Evans, Booth Museum/Master Gardner; Lisa Stone; Nancy Jackson, DDA/Jax Supply; Carol Key, DAR; and Tara Currier and Hollie Duncan, DDA. Guest Carol Key shared information that the local DAR chapter was working on for National Constitution Week, coming up September 17-23. Various activities will take place downtown, and all downtown businesses are asked to decorate their storefronts in a patriotic theme. DAR will judge the windows on September 11, and winners will receive a framed certificate and ribbon. Linda Evans then shared information about a committee that has been formed to beautify the planters downtown. Updates on progress of the Downtown Design Plan, Fire Station Bay improvements and Art Committee were also shared.

DOWNTOWN DESIGN PLAN:
The DDA board has been working for quite some time with the Department of Community Affairs Design Studio on a downtown design plan. This plan focuses solely on Friendship Plaza/Public Square, Founder’s Oak Parking lot, and North & South Wall Street. From landscaping, to a covered pavilion, proposed color scheme for wayfinding signage and parking, this is a ‘dream big’ plan. It encompasses various ideas and suggestions that could help make downtown even more pedestrian and business friendly in the future. The plan will be used to help formulate additional ideas for downtown improvement, with approval from necessary city departments and council. Carmine Fischetti, manager of the design studio, will be presenting their proposed plan on Tuesday, September 9, at 9 AM in Cartersville City Council Chambers. We invite you to join us, if you’d like, to help us further ‘dream big’ on what might be of downtown Cartersville. Please RSVP by Friday, Sep. 5.

MONTHLY MIXER:
The August Monthly Mixer was held at The City Loft on August 13. Those in attendance included: Dan Kramer, It’s About Time Boutique; Nancy Jackson, Jax Supply/DDA Board; Robert Adams, Cartersville Antique Gallery; Bob Smith and Julie Putz, The City Cellar; Deborah Ballew, Meg Pie; Earline Burke, GMI/DDA Board; Jim Ballew, The Olive Branch/DDA Board; Alison Tucker, Main Street Salon; Meghann Humphreys, Cultural Arts Alliance; Warren Davenport; Darin and Jennifer Capes, Coconuts; Pam Casebolt, Lilly & Jake; Joe Hollingshed, Gilreath Hall; Paul Pugliese, Bartow County Extension Office; and Hollie Duncan and Tara Currier – DDA. Information about upcoming events and activities were shared. Bartow County Extension Agent Paul Pugliese also shared information about potentially beautifying the planters downtown. The next Mixer will be Tuesday, September 9, from 5:30-7:00 PM at Coconuts.

SEPTEMBER DOWNTOWN CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
**Farmer’s Market every Wednesday from 5-8 PM; Saturday from 7AM-Noon in Founder’s Oak Parking Lot**
September 4 – Promotions Committee Meeting at Train Depot at 8:30 AM
September 5 – “Buy Fresh, Buy Local” First Friday event downtown (5-9 PM)
September 6 – Tom Clayton Memorial Car Cruise Presented by Cartersville Shrine Club (4-8 PM)
September 9 – DCA Design Studio Presentation on Downtown Design Plan in Council Chambers at 9 AM
Monthly Mixer at Coconuts from 5:30-7:00 PM (drop in as able)
September 16 – DDA Board Meeting at Train Depot at 8:30 AM

Cartersville Named Downtown Development Program of the Year

Cartersville Downtown Development Authority & Main Street Program received the Downtown Development Program of the Year award at the Annual Georgia Downtown Conference held in Decatur, GA, last week. The award was presented during the Georgia Downtown Awards of Excellence Event at the Historic DeKalb County Courthouse. Held annually in conjunction with the Georgia Downtown Conference, the awards program recognizes outstanding achievements in downtown development across the state of Georgia.

“It was such an honor to receive this award in a room filled with hundreds of people from across the state of Georgia involved in downtown development,” said Cartersville DDA/Main Street Manager Tara Currier. “Cartersville is fortunate to have so many people dedicated to a thriving downtown, and this recognition is a direct reflection of many people working together to achieve great things. From a dedicated board of directors, countless city departments and their staff, downtown business and property owners, our elected officials, and many volunteers, this award signifies strong partnerships and great working relationships. I am proud to be part of all the progress, events and activities happening in downtown Cartersville, and am humbled by the Georgia Downtown Association’s recognition of our work.”

As the premier conference on downtown revitalization in the state, the Georgia Downtown Conference promotes downtown and economic development through public awareness, governmental relations and education. The conference provides an opportunity for downtown and community development professionals and state and local leaders alike to grow their knowledge regarding programs, activities and tools to aid in revitalization efforts.

With over 50 applications received, competition for this year’s awards was fierce but a few outstanding projects stood out amongst the group. This year’s winners received recognition in four different categories including design, promotions, organization and economic development representing the four pillars of the Main Street Four Point Approach. The City of Cartersville, a Main Street community since 1987, was the recipient of the Downtown Development Award of Excellence.

As shared during the awards program, Cartersville received the Award of Excellence in recognition of the work on the recently completed in-house master plan, and the various projects, events and activities that have been completed and/or are a goal for completion over the next several years. Also noted during the program was the fact that over the last decade, Cartersville has added $38.2 million in public and private investment downtown. The 64 net new businesses in downtown have helped to create 315 net new jobs in Bartow County. Additionally, there have been 88 building rehabilitations and 33 public projects.

Billy Peppers, Director of the Office of Downtown Development, reflected that “Every year the competition gets harder and harder. The projects and programs recognized here tonight represent some of the most progressive and forward thinking communities and programs in the state. I couldn’t be more proud of their accomplishments and can’t wait to see what 2015 will hold for Georgia’s Downtowns.” Congratulations again to Cartersville’s Main Street Program!

The Downtown Development Authority of Cartersville was established in 1981, and Cartersville became a National Main Street Program in 1987. The mission of these organizations is to collaboratively enhance the downtown district by following the Main Street Four Point Approach®, assisting entrepreneurs and current downtown business and property owners, and ensuring downtown remains a vibrant and exciting place to live, work and play through various events and activities planned through the office.

Here are board, staff and volunteers accepting the award:

Program of Year Award

Front Row (left to right) Billy Peppers, director, office of downtown development; Lara Jeanneret, DDA board; Tara Currier, DDA/Main Street manager; Nancy Jackson, DDA chair; Andy Bowen, DDA board; and Tommy Lowmon, Georgia Downtown Association president. Back Row (left to right) Jim Ballew, DDA board; Bill Chandler, DDA board; Deborah Ballew, volunteer and downtown business owner; Earline Burke, DDA board; Jill Mitchell, DDA board; Kim Bowen, volunteer; and Dan Porta, Cartersville assistant city manager.

 

July 2014 Monthly Recap

Check out all the great media coverage and other news and happenings downtown by reading the July 2014 Monthly Recap.

 MEDIA ATTENTION:
– WBHF Radio Interview on July 2
– Article in July 6 issue of The Daily Tribune News about Farmer’s Market
– Article in July 7 Hometown Headlines regarding National Main Street Program designation
– Article in July 9 issue of The Daily Tribune News about the People’s Choice Voting (several downtown businesses mentioned/interviewed)
– Article in July 9 issue of the Rome News Tribune about Cartersville Main Street National Accreditation
– Article in July 9 issue of The Daily Tribune News about Cartersville Main Street National Accreditation
– Article in July 15 issue of The Bartow Trader about the Tomato Festival
– Article in July 19 Daily Tribune News about the Tomato Festival
– Radio interview on WBHF regarding the Tomato Festival
– Article in July 22 issue of Bartow Trader regarding First Friday
– Article and several photos in July 23 issue of Bartow Neighbor regarding the Farmer’s Market
– Article in July 23 Daily Tribune News about the First Friday event
– Article on July 24 Hometown Headline regarding free Wi-Fi downtown
– Mention in July 25 Today’s Fax about the free Wi-Fi downtown
– Radio interview on WBHF regarding the Wi-Fi downtown
– Extensive coverage of various events and downtown work plan items in July 27 ‘Arts & Entertainment’ section of The Daily Tribune News
– Mention in July 29 Hometown Headline regarding First Friday event
– Article in July 30 issue of Bartow Neighbor regarding First Friday event
– Article in July 30 issue of Bartow Neighbor regarding free downtown Wi-Fi
– Several photos with captions in July 30 issue of Bartow Neighbor from the Farmer’s Market Tomato Festival

DOWNTOWN PARKING:
After receiving feedback from DDA board, downtown stakeholders, City elected officials, City Department Heads and survey responders, City Planner Richard Osborne has completed a Downtown Parking Management Report. If you are interested in receiving a copy, please contact the DDA. The board will be reviewing the document and making recommendations about parking based on feedback which has been received. In the meantime, it is still requested that all able-bodied business owners and their employees park away from their storefront as much as possible.
FIRST FRIDAY:
The August 1 First Friday event, “Summer of Love” has been postponed to Friday, August 15. City Council did approve the August 1 First Friday event as being a Community Festival, which would allow for the sale of beer and wine at the event. DDA Manager Tara Currier will be requesting that the August 15 be a Community Festival at the August 7 City Council Meeting.

PROMOTIONS COMMITTEE:
The promotions committee did not formally meet, though various members communicated with each other regarding the August First Friday, and plans for the upcoming Bluegrass & Folk Festival.

DESIGN COMMITTEE:
The design/outreach committee met on July 10 and was attended by Earline Burke, DDA/Design Chair; Jim Haigler, Haigler Architecture Systems; Trey Gaines; Bartow History Museum; Linda Evans, Booth Museum/Master Gardner; Lisa Stone; and Tara Currier and Catherine Woods, DDA. Three grants were reviewed; an update of the Downtown Design Plan was given; and a recap of the Art Committee efforts was shared. Much conversation centered around the idea of having a competition between downtown business owners to plant flowers in small pots near their storefronts. Linda Evans will take the lead on this, and arrange meetings with the City and County Extension Agent on other ways to get more plants put in downtown.

DOWNTOWN Wi-Fi:
With the recent approval of the amended Business Improvement District (B.I.D.) budget, downtown Wi-Fi was one of the first projects DDA board wanted to see implemented, based on feedback from downtown business and property owners, as well as survey responders and key stakeholders during our Downtown Master Plan process. The Wi-Fi accessibility is mostly available from Church Street to Main Street, and Public Square to Wall Street. You may be able to see it and join the network, which is titled ‘Free City Wifi’ from other areas. It is on the 2016-2017 B.I.D. Budget to install more antennas in other areas of downtown to offer broader accessibility.

MONTHLY MIXER:
The July Monthly Mixer was held at The City Loft on July 23. Those in attendance included: Dan Kramer, It’s About Time Boutique; Nancy Jackson, Jax Supply/DDA Board; Jill Mitchell, Johnny Mitchell’s Smokehouse/DDA Board; Pat Taff, Bartow History Museum; Robert Adams, Cartersville Antique Gallery; Bob Smith and Julie Putz, The City Cellar; L.B. Berry, Mellow Mushroom; Nancy Childs and Deborah Ballew, Meg Pie; Kathy Bibbings, Cartersville Florist; Earline Burke, GMI/DDA Board; Jim Ballew, The Olive Branch/DDA Board; and Catherine Woods and Tara Currier – DDA. Information about upcoming events and activities were shared. The next Mixer will be Wednesday, August 13, from 5:30-7:00 PM at The City Cellar.

AUGUST DOWNTOWN CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
**Farmer’s Market every Wednesday from 5-8 PM; Saturday from 7AM-Noon in Founder’s Oak Parking Lot**
August 5 – Design Committee Meeting at 2 PM at Bartow History Museum
August 7 – Promotions Committee Meeting at Train Depot at 8:30 AM
August 13 – Monthly Mixer at The City Cellar from 5:30-7:00 PM (drop in as able)
August 14 – DDA/Main Street Board Meeting at 8:30 AM at train depot
August 15 – “Summer of Love” festivities in Friendship Plaza from 5-9 PM

Keep informed on all things happening downtown by visiting the website at www.downtowncartersville.org.

Downtown Cartersville is located just a few miles north of the new LakePoint Sport & Town Center in Emerson, GA. Conveniently located off I-75, it’s a short 45 minute drive to downtown Atlanta, and 50 minute drive to downtown Chattanooga. Come see us in downtown Cartersville to shop, dine and play!

“War at Every Door: Bartow County, 1864”

 

 

 

Bartow County Civil War Bus Tour

 

Have you ever wondered what happened to the civilians in Bartow County during the 1864 Atlanta Campaign?  While there have been numerous books published about the battles of the Atlanta Campaign, less attention has been paid to the civilians who suffered at the hands of both Confederate and Union armies.

 

Join Bartow History Museum on Saturday, August 23 as Dr. Keith S. Hebert, Bartow County native and Assistant Professor of History at Auburn University, leads a guided bus tour of historic sites in Adairsville, Kingston, Cassville, Cartersville, and stops in between that tell the story of how Bartow County civilians endured many hardships during the Atlanta Campaign.  Come hear stories of women such as Julia Barnsley and Susan Jett Howard who watched as retreating Confederates passed their homes leaving them vulnerable when the invading Yankees arrived soon thereafter. Also, come learn about the experiences of slaves such as Easter Brown and Sarah Jane Patterson who welcomed the Federal Army as liberators.  Participants will learn about countless numbers of deserters, partisans, criminals, and bushwhackers who operated in the county preying upon soldiers and civilians alike.  These stories as well as countless others come from extensive nationwide archival research that has yet to be shared with the public.  Sign up now for this opportunity to see the Civil War in your community from a whole new perspective.

Tickets are $45 for BHM Members and $50 for non-members and are on sale now. Ticket price includes charter bus transportation, admission fees, lunch, snacks, and a special souvenir. Ticket holders are asked to meet at Bartow History Museum by 8:45 a.m. on Saturday, August 23. The bus will depart at 9 a.m. and return to the Museum around 3 p.m. Bus transportation is provided by Leisure Time. Space is limited. Stop by Bartow History Museum Gift Shop or call 770-387-2774 to purchase tickets.

Late Night at Willow day Spa Thursday JULY 25TH

Late Night at Willow day Spa   Thursday JULY 25TH

4PM-8PM

 

50% OFF Candles, Pevonia skin care , Techniche skin care

50% Off waxing services

20% off any products with purchase of facial or massage 30 or 60 min

10$ gift card with purchase of a service !!!!

 

Please call us at 770-334-2132 today or Thursday to book your appointment

This is only good for Thursday July 24th

HURRY TO GET YOUR SPA NIGHT

Payne Pottery Lecture and Raffle Drawing

 

 

Bartow History Museum welcomes Ronnie and Brhonda Payne, Bartow County artisans, to the upcoming Evening Lecture on Thursday, July 31, 2014. Ronnie and Brhonda will discuss the history of pottery in Bartow County, potters in Northwest Georgia, as well as their lives and careers in pottery and jewelry making. They will also show examples and photographs of their work.

Ronnie got an early start in pottery, making his first piece at age 17 at Cass High School. Over the years he has developed his art and skills, and he apprenticed with Ron Cooper for several years. He opened his business in 2001 and began creating pottery full time in 2004. Brhonda designed jewelry for Stein’s Department Store for a number of years. After the store closed, she began incorporating pottery into her jewelry.

The lecture will take place at the Bartow History Museum on Thursday, July 31, at 7 p.m. Following the presentation, winners will be drawn in the museum’s fundraising raffle. Tickets are available now for $15 or 3 for $40. Raffle prizes include a Sony digital camera, a ticket for the upcoming Civil War bus tour, and three pieces of Payne pottery. All proceeds benefit the programming and exhibitions of Bartow History Museum.

The Bartow History Museum is located at 4 E. Church Street in downtown Cartersville. For more information on this and other BHM programs, call 770-382-3818, ext. 6288 or visit our website at www.bartowhistorymuseum.org.

Bartow History Museum’s 5th Annual Bake Sale Fundraiser

 

 

Come out and support the Bartow History Museum on Saturday, August 2, 2014, during the 5th Annual Old Fashioned Bake Sale! The sale will include a tasty assortment of baked goods ranging from whole and sliced cakes, pies, cookies, brownies, baked breads, and much more. Proceeds will help the Bartow History Museum continue to preserve Bartow County’s history, and share it through our programs, lectures, and exhibits.

The sale will begin at 8:30 a.m. and continue until 3:00 p.m. Baked items have been donated by volunteers, museum staff, and local businesses such as: Grand Oaks, Swheat Market, City Cellar and Loft, Johnny Mitchell’s Smokehouse, Jefferson’s, Flavorful Events at Stonewall Manor, Moore’s Gourmet Market, Gilbert Farms, Cody J’s, Louie’s Café, Dunkin Donuts, and others.

This year’s fundraising event will also include a used book sale with a variety of books available at very reasonable prices! Add to your book collection on subjects including history, fiction, crafts, and more.

This event will take place at the Bartow History Museum located at 4 E. Church Street in downtown Cartersville. Please call Tiffanie Buchberger at 770-382-3818 x 6284 with any questions regarding the bake sale or visit our website at www.bartowhistorymuseum.org.