The Bartow Museum, a project of the Bartow Community Club, is a fascinating collection of artifacts, documents and videos that invite you to look back 250 years to different times when things were done in different ways. The center piece of the Museum is the town's 1859 depot. Inside are four galleries filled with videos, panoramas, artifacts and displays. The Speir's Turnout Gallery covers the town and its railroad history prior to The Civil War; the War and Conflict Gallery includes American Indian relics, and artifacts from America's wars; The Town Gallery focuses on how people in and around Bartow lived during the early 1900s. And, The Famous Folks Gallery is filled with exhibits and videos concerning the bumper crop of famous folks who called this little farm town home.
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