Set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bartow History Museum and Booth Western Art Museum, Civil War Comes Alive! is a day-long event to commemorate the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Kwanzaa is celebrated in the United States from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1.
The seven-day festival of Kwanzaa, which celebrates African-American heritage and culture, starts Wednesday, Dec. 26 and ends Tuesday, Jan. 1. Here are some facts about the week-long holiday. Cartersville's Noble Hill-Wheeler Memorial Center is hosting a Kwanzaa program on Saturday, Dec. 29, at 7 p.m. It's set to include two speakers, one of whom will provide information on researching family history; games and prizes; and a soul food feast. The keynote speaker is set to address the Kwanzaa principle of unity in the family. The museum focusing on African-American culture from the late 1800's also will house a special display of the symbols and principles of Kwanzaa from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1. The restored Rosenwald School, built in 1923 as the…
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Bring your cameras for the event Saturday, Dec. 8, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville.
Booth Western Art Museum is offering photographs with Cowboy Santa this Saturday, Dec. 8. Held in the holiday-adorned Booth Store, children will have their pictures taken with Cowboy Santa and Mrs. Claus. In conjunction with Cowboy Santa, an ornament decorating activity will be ongoing in the Booth Sculpture Court, and a 10 percent discount will be offered in the Booth Store throughout the day. Members and guests are encouraged to bring their own cameras for photographs with Cowboy Santa and Mrs. Claus in the Booth Store from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. From 10:30 a.m. to noon, children can make their own holiday ornament in the Booth Sculpture Court. Continue the fun by checking out a Saddle Bag or picking up a Native Hands Guide to enjoy …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The Leonid Meteor Showers are fast and bright and will appear to radiate from the constellation Leo the Lion in the pre-dawn hours of Nov. 17.
As you begin hanging holiday lights, cast your gaze upon the universe's natural fireworks, as well. Astronomers anticipate several meteor showers to take place over the next month. Nov. 17: Leonid Meteor Shower Dec. 13: Geminid Meteor Shower Be sure to schedule a night this season to bundle up with some blankets, hot chocolate and enjoy the light show in the sky. Don't have access to a telescope? If you can't take advantage of Tellus Science Museum's observatory in Cartersville, which opens for tours during special events, maybe NASA's fireball camera at the musuem will capture and record meteors. Daily images from NASA fireball cameras can be viewed at fireballs.ndc.nasa.gov. Tellus also is currently offering several planetarium shows, …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Cartersville's Booth Western Art Museum is one of 10 museums in the country to host simultaneous exhibits of 'National Geographic' Greatest Photographs of the American West.
Booth Western Art Museum is one of 10 museums from New York to Montana set to simultaneously host the National Geographic Greatest Photographs of the American West exhibit. Including about 75 photos, the exhibit spans more than 125 years of Western history through a collection of iconic images gathered by National Geographic, according to a press release. The Booth's exhibit is set to open Oct. 27 and end March 10. It's organized by the National Museum of Wildlife Art in collaboration with the National Geographic Society and Museums West Consortium and presented nationally by the Mays Family Foundation and locally by Showcase Photo & Video and Nikon. "We are very excited to partner with other members of the Museums West Consortium to open…
Tellus Science Museum has only through Nov. 30 to raise the $100,000 that will be matched by the 3M Foundation.
With the help of WSB-TV chief meteorologist Glenn Burns, Tellus Science Museum kicked off a $1.2 million capital campaign aimed at changing up the Smithsonian affiliate in Cartersville. The 3M Foundation has issued a $100,000 matching challenge—they will match every new donation, dollar for dollar, until the challenge is met, Director Jose Santamaria said in a news release. With nearly $400,000 already raised, the challenge will position Tellus at the halfway point of its Vision for the Future capital drive, announced during a Saturday luncheon hosted by Burns, an area resident. The goal is to enhance the museum experience by bringing in special traveling exhibits, upgrading the planetarium projector and adding more hands-on exhibits to …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
The annual September festival in Cartersville is set this year to grow to accommodate 115 artists.
The 37th-annual Arts Festival at Rose Lawn, set for Sept. 15 and 16 in Cartersville, this year is growing to accommodate its maximum number of artists and vendors, 115. "Over the past two years the festival committee has worked to redesign booth layouts to increase the number of possible booths," officials said in a release. "This annual event is held on the 3-acre grounds of Rose Lawn, the historic home of renowned Methodist Evangelist Samuel Porter Jones in the heart of downtown Cartersville." Creators of fine arts or heritage crafts are invited to apply for space, but the deadline is Aug. 10. New applicants must submit three color photos representing the artist’s original work to be displayed in the festival. The photos will then be…
Monday, June 4, 2012
You'll probably be dead the next time this happens, so watch it on Tuesday evening.
One of the rarest predictable celestial events, a transit of Venus, will be visible a little after 6 p.m. on Tuesday. Often referred to as the "Evening Star" or "Morning Star," Venus is the brightest natural object in our sky after the Sun and the Moon. As the second planet from the Sun, it's closer to the Sun than the Earth is. A "transit" of Venus occurs when Venus passes between us and the Sun in such a way that we can see Venus's silhouette backlit by the Sun's brilliant light. It last happened in 2004, but it won't happen again until 2117. Unless you plan to shatter some human longevity records, this is probably your last chance. Were Venus either large enough or close enough to block out the Sun's light as it passed, we would call …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
The Cartersville science museum is providing telescopes and large-screen viewing of the ultra-rare phenomenon on Tuesday evening.