This Sunday, February 9th is Super Museum Sunday. This statewide initiative is a part of the Georgia History Festival, sponsored by the Georgia Historical Society. Participating sites will offer free admission that day. Visitors will be given a glimpse into Georgia’s rich history and cultural life.
Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites will be among Super Museum Sunday participants this year. Kim Hatcher, Public Affairs Coordinator, enthuses that the weather should be perfect for Georgians to get out and explore.
Hatcher recommends these historic sites to Northwest Georgians – the Chief Vann House in Chatsworth, the Etowah Indian Mounds in Cartersville, New Echota in Calhoun and Pickett’s Mill Battlefield in Dallas. Each will feature tours, demonstrations and more. For additional information, visit the Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites website at www.gastateparks.org.
The Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home will host “Tea with Frankie” on Super Museum Sunday. It will take place from 2 pm until 4 pm at Chieftains, located at 501 Riverside Parkway. Visitors will have an opportunity to check out the exhibit “Style With Substance: The Designs of Frankie Welch” while they enjoy tea and cookies.
Heather Shores, Executive Director, indicates that Welch, a native Roman, is a textile designer who has had a significant impact on fashion in Washington DC. She has designed items for several First Ladies. Cherokee culture served as an inspiration for much of her work.
“Style With Substance” remains on exhibit through February 29th. It is made possible through the support of Mohawk Industries, the Welch family and the Rome Area History Museum.
Speaking of the Rome Area History Museum, it will also offer free admission this Sunday from 12 pm to 4 pm as part of Super Museum Sunday. The local museum is located at 305 Broad Street in downtown Rome and is now owned by the Georgia’s Rome Office of Tourism.
Several sites in Cave Spring will participate in Super Museum Sunday. They include: Cave Spring Welcome Center and Museum, Cherokee Log Cabin, the Hearn Academy, the old Baptist Church, and the Fairview School. A local guide will be present at each location.