The Bartow History Museum is pleased to announce the opening of a new feature exhibition on Thursday, April 24, 2014.  The new exhibit, “The War Comes Home,” examines some of the many stories of battle, destruction, occupation, and more during 1864, when the Civil War marched through Bartow County.

The exhibit will feature objects and images of battle sites and home sites from across Bartow County where thousands of soldiers marched through and where local families experienced the devastation of war.  The exhibit will also include a vignette recreating the interior of the Cartersville Depot where a skirmish took place in May 1864.  Confederate troops stationed inside the depot knocked out gun ports through the brick walls and attempted to retain control of the depot.

The opening will take place on Thursday, April 24, 2014.  A member’s preview and reception will begin at 6:30 p.m.  At 7 p.m., local historian, David Archer, will present a program called “Places and Faces: Bartow County in the Civil War.”  His presentation will include images and stories of some of the people involved on the home front and battlefront, as well as some of the Bartow County sites touched by the war in 1864.

The Bartow History Museum is located at 4 E. Church Street in downtown Cartersville.  Parking is available next to the building.  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