Lunch & Learn Lecture
Presented by Rachel McLucas
Cartersville, GA – October 8, 2021– Join us at the Bartow History Museum on October 20, 2021 at noon for a presentation by Rachel McLucas, the Curator of Oak Hill and the Martha Berry Museum at Berry College.
McLucas will discuss the impact that the Berry Schools have had on education in Northwest Georgia. Specifically, attendees will learn about Martha Berry’s life and how her 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.
This is an in-person lecture at the Bartow History Museum. Tickets are required. Tickets are free for members and $7.00 for non-members and can be purchased on the Bartow History Museum website – For more information, please call the museum at (770) 387-2774.
Get to Know the Speaker: 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.
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About Bartow History Museum The Bartow History Museum, located at 4 East Church Street in downtown Cartersville, Georgia, documents the history of Northwest Georgia’s Bartow County, spanning more than 200 years since the Cherokee were the area’s primary residents. Artifacts, photographs, documents, and a variety of interactive permanent exhibits tell the story of settlement, Cherokee life and removal, Civil War
strife, and lifestyles of years past. The Bartow History Museum also provides a variety of educational opportunities for adults, children, families, and school groups. Our extensive archives and research library contains photographs, documents, newspapers, rare books, genealogy records, oral history interviews, and more. For additional information, visit

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