December 1, 2022

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Georgia’s ‘Museum City’ now home to Savoy Automobile Museum

The museum found its name all through the clearing of the residence when a rusty abandoned 1954 Plymouth Savoy was uncovered and preserved. It was built by the late Frank Bergman, who described it as European Modern day and also designed sister museums the Booth and Tellus. In addition to the galleries, Savoy showcases a 297-man or woman theater, research library, cafe, personal dining rooms, car or truck storage setting up and an outdoor house that will accommodate upwards of 1,000 autos.

Savoy Car Museum Director of Enhancement Tom Shinall explained the museum’s purpose considering the fact that day one particular has been to hook up people to the cultural diversity of the automobile.

“The motor vehicle lifestyle community is a multi-generational team of folks, families, close friends, clubs, and companies that share a passion for all factors vehicles,” Shinall claimed. “As a nonprofit corporation, we are here to provide an enriching expertise — a area for people to reconnect with reminiscences, explain to stories and discover anything together the way.”

Savoy designs to rotate exhibitions in the Good Hall and Galleries A, B and C on a predetermined schedule with Gallery D, the permanent “Savoy Collection,” often rotating motor vehicles in-and-out of display screen. Each temporary exhibition is curated dependent on a specified automotive theme with the present themes getting “The Wonderful American Classics,” “American Racing,” “Woodies” and “Orphans.”


The Great Corridor at Savoy Vehicle Museum.

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The Great Hall at Savoy Automobile Museum.

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The Great Hall at Savoy Auto Museum.

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Savoy’s Director of Curatorial Services Bruce Patton noted the museum is fortuitous to have the chance to share vehicles from the Savoy collection in addition to vehicles from other auto museums and private collections from all over the place.

“As we rotate the themes in our short-term galleries, our goal is to provide our patrons the possibility to view autos and listen to displays on a variety of automobiles and automotive gatherings that they might not have had the prospect to do in man or woman,” he mentioned.

3 Savoy Lane, Cartersville. 770-416-1500,

Bartow Record Museum

The Bartow History Museum is housed in the refurbished 1869 courthouse building in downtown Cartersville. The museum’s everlasting exhibit explores a lot more than 200 a long time of heritage concentrating on settlement, Cherokee lifetime and elimination, Civil War strife and life of many years past. Its collection functions a vast-selection of heirloom objects that include things like classic and antique furniture, cookware, domestic merchandise, regionally made merchandise, neighborhood crafts, tools, toys and other objects that illustrate the history of Bartow County. The newest show at the museum, “Tea Time,” is a assortment of items highlighting the heritage of tea and the culture bordering it.

4 E. Church St., Cartersville. 770-387-2774,

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“Practical experience the American West in Ga at Cartersville’s Booth Western Art Museum.”
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"Experience the American West in Georgia at Cartersville's Booth Western Art Museum." 
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Booth Western Art Museum

The 120,000-square-foot Booth Western Artwork Museum homes the biggest permanent exhibition of Western American art in the country. The main of the museum’s selection is centered all around “living masters of traditional Western imagery” such as Howard Terpning (identified for images for “Gone With the Wind” and “The Sound of Music”), Ken Riley and G. Harvey, as very well as additional modern day artists like Ed Mell, Thom Ross and Kim Wiggins.

501 N. Museum Drive, Cartersville. 770-387-1300,

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Tellus Science Museum

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Tellus Science Museum

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Tellus Science Museum

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Tellus Science Museum

The 120,000-square-foot Tellus Science Museum opened in 2009 following growing from the Weinman Mineral Museum, which was open for extra than 20 years. Tellus is highlighted by its 40-foot, 120-seat digital planetarium and an observatory with a point out-of-the-artwork 20-inch telescope. The museum also features 4 main galleries: The Weinman Mineral Gallery, The Fossil Gallery, Science in Motion and The Collins Loved ones My Massive Yard.

100 Tellus Travel, Cartersville. 770-606-5700,