In recognition of Historic Preservation Month, the Bartow History Museum welcomes Vickie Crowe, CEO of Bartow Ancestors, Inc., as speaker at the upcoming Lunch & Learn program on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at noon. Crowe’s topic will be the preservation of Bartow County’s historic cemeteries.
For years, the month of May has been designated as Historic Preservation Month, and organizations are encouraged to highlight the historic preservation efforts taking place in their community. Crowe will discuss cemetery cleaning and preservation efforts, as well as, put faces and stories to the people buried in some of Bartow’s historic cemeteries.
The Bartow Ancestors Cemetery Fund was started in 2014 by members of Bartow Ancestors, Inc. after research into the families and individuals buried in the county cemeteries. This group noticed that some of these cemeteries suffered from neglect and wanted to do something to preserve and maintain these important links to our past. So far, the group has worked in the Chitwood and Goodsen cemeteries, and they have identified at least 10 other that need immediate attention as volunteers and funds allow.
Lunch & Learn will take place on May 20, at noon. Guests are invited to bring a lunch and the doors will open at 11:45 a.m. The 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.