We had a good turnout for our SGA membership outing in August. The Booth Western Art Museum and the Bartow History Museum hosted some wonderful tours to 11 of our members.
The first tour included a behind the scenes look into the Bartow History Archives, recently named for the Mulinix Family of Bartow County. Our guide, Trey Gaines, then took us over to the Bartow History Museum and discussed the history of the building. The group had time to explore the temporary exhibit of It’s All Fun & Games: Iconic Toys of the Past and the permanent collection on the upper floor.
A docent led highlights tour at the Booth Western Art Museum covered many of the museum’s permanent and loaned collection. Pat, a long time docent at the Booth, led a great tour full of interesting history and facts about art and artists housed at the Booth. A horse created from recycled materials, “Walking Horse” by Leo Sewell, was a great talking piece among the group! The piece is created from repurposed metals.
After the docent tour, Marion Hudson, gave the group a look at the Booth Research Library. Marion has been the librarian/archivist for the Booth since 2020. Many of the SGA members enjoyed lunch in the Booth Café with its wonderful view of the Bartow History Museum, which is housed in the historical courthouse.
We thank the Booth Western Art Museum and the Bartow History Museum for their hospitality. For more information on the Booth Western Art Museum and the Bartow History Museum visit the websites below. Both are sister museums to the Tellus Science Museum and Savoy Automobile Museum; all are part of Georgia Museums, Inc.
Unfortunately we didn’t get sufficient interest to offer a private trolley tour of St. Simons for SGA members. However, if you would still like to see the island, check out the public tours conducted each day at 11:00 am. For more information, see the St. Simons Trolley Company.
Opening of Coastal Highway, Motorcade, St. Simon’s Island, Ga., 1928. Foltz Photography Studio Photographs, MS 1360. Courtesy of the Georgia Historical Society.
Are you interested in taking a trolley tour of St. Simons as part of your annual meeting experience? If so, the Local Arrangements Committee wants to hear from you!
We have the opportunity to schedule a group tour of the island by St. Simons Island Trolley Company, but we need a minimum number of people to sign up. So, please take a minute (seriously) to take our Trolley poll and indicate your preferred date and time. If we have sufficient interest by the end of this week (10/28), we’ll offer a sign-up sheet.
The trolley tour is $23/adult and $10/child and includes the Lighthouse, Bloody Marsh, Fort Frederica, Retreat Plantation, and Christ Church.
The Local Arrangements Committee is pleased to offer a trolley tour of beautiful St. Simons Island during the annual meeting. To get a sense if people are interested in signing up, please let us know if you would like to take a 1.5-hour trolley tour of the island. We have a few options for tour date and time:
– Wednesday (11/7) at 3:00 pm or 4:00 pm
– Friday (11/9) at at 1:00 pm or 2:00 pm
Rates are $23.00 for adults, children 4-12 are $10.00 and under 4 are free. If there is enough interest, we will offer the tour on both Wednesday and Friday. Please take our poll to indicate your preference.