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Bartow History Museum: Home Field Advantage

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Name: Bartow History Museum: Home Field Advantage
Date: August 8, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Event Description:
“Home Field Advantage: The Northwest Georgia Textile League”

The Bartow History Museum welcomes Heather Shores on Tuesday, August 8, who will discuss the history of baseball in the Northwest Georgia and the creation of the Northwest Georgia Textile League. This league was formed by seven textile mills in the Floyd, Polk, and Bartow County areas and played on a competitive level from the 1920s through the 1940s. The lecture will begin at noon. Participants are encouraged while at the museum to tour Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America, a traveling Smithsonian exhibition, which will be open through September 9, 2017. For more information on this and other museum programs, call 770-387-2774 or visit our website at www.BartowHistoryMuseum.org.

About the Speaker
Heather Shores holds a Master’s Degree in Public History from the University of West Georgia. She has been in the museum field for 17 years working at institutions like the Atlanta History Center, Kennesaw State University, and Dalton State College. She has been the Executive Director for Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home in Rome, Georgia for four years and teaches U.S. History for Georgia Highlands College.

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 www.bartowhistorymuseum.org.
Location:
Bartow History Museum
4 E. Church Street
Cartersville, GA 30120
Date/Time Information:
Tuesday, August 8 at Noon
Contact Information:
Bartow History Museum 770-387-2774
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