Presidents’ Day at Booth Museum
February 19, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Celebrate Presidents’ Day at Booth Museum! Normally closed on Mondays, the Booth will operate under normal business hours (10:00 am – 5:00 pm) so that guests can explore the Carolyn & James Millar Presidential Gallery along with the rest of the Museum’s galleries. Since the birth of our nation, forty-four men have been selected to serve as President of the United States. While their names have been memorized and their accomplishments recited for years, we often forget that these men had the same hopes, fears, loves, dreams and passions that we all share. Much of our knowledge of these remarkable leaders can be found in letters they sent to their opponents, acquaintances and family members. In these letters, we obtain a glimpse of American history from a truly unique perspective. We are able to see these men as they were. From the compassion of Abraham Lincoln to the playful correspondence of John F. Kennedy, these letters help to humanize the men we have chosen to lead our country. Booth Museum has in its collection a one-page, signed letter from each President, Washington through Trump. The original letters are on exhibit, along with portrait photographs of each president and a variety of presidential memorabilia. In conjunction with the holiday, special activities will be available to home school students (grades 2-12). Explore the Presidential Gallery, participate in art activities, and make discoveries about the Presidents at Booth Museum and Bartow History Museum! Cost for home school participants: $5.00 for students, $3.00 plus tax for adults. Call 770-387-3849 to register your home school group of 10 or more.