Museums Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home This house and property is the former home of prominent early 19th century Cherokee leader Major Ridge and his family. Its heritage encompasses the history and traditions of the Cherokee Indians and the clash of cultures that culminated in the tragedy known at the “Trail of Tears.” Hours: Wed-Sat: 10 am-5 pm. Location: 501 Riverside Parkway. Contact: 706/291-9494 www.chieftainsmuseum.org
Oak Hill & Martha Berry Museum
A magnificent example of Greek revival architecture, Oak Hill was the home of Berry College founder Martha Berry. Adjacent to the home are formal gardens. Located on the grounds of Oak Hill, The Martha Berry Museum serves as the reception center for visitors and also houses a remarkable collection of art and Berry memorabilia. A spring festival of the arts, ARTS IN THE GARDEN, will take place on May 2. Hours: Monday-Saturday - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Location: Veterans Memorial Highway at US 27 Contact: 706/368-6789 • www.berry.edu/oakhill
Rome Area History Museum
Located in historic downtown Rome, this museum depicts Rome’s history from the days when riverboats brought cotton to ship around the world. The story of local schools, clubs, churches and industries and Rome’s struggle during the Civil War including Sherman’s visit of 1864 is also remembered. The museum is a vital resource for research from genealogy to the Civil War and southern studies. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 10 am - 5pm Location: 305 Broad Street / Downtown Rome Contact: 706/235-8051 • www.romehistorymuseum.org
Historic Attractions City Clocktower The official symbol of the city, this magnificent old town clock stands on one of Rome’s seven hills and rings the hour with remarkable accuracy. A museum is located at the base of the tower and houses the original clockworks as well as a mural in the round depicting Rome’s history. Inquire at the Rome Area History Museum about special first Saturday tours.
Myrtle Hill Cemetery Rome’s most tangible link to the past, this historic 32 acre site is on the National Register of Historic Places and was established in 1857. Of great significance is the grave of former first lady Ellen Axon Wilson, wife of Woodrow Wilson, the 28th President of the United States. She died in the White House on August 6, 1914. Her funeral at First Presbyterian Church and her burial at Myrtle Hill cemetery was the largest ever held in Rome. Private Charles W. Graves, chosen by the United States to represent all the Known Dead of World War I is buried in Veterans Plaza.
Capitoline Wolf The statue of the Capitoline Wolf with Romulus and Remus was an official gift from the Roman Governor by order of the Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini in 1929 to commemorate the opening of an Italian textile mill in Rome, Georgia.
DeSoto Theatre Built in 1929, this art deco style theater was the first movie house in the Southeast designed specifically for sound. It is presently the home of the Rome Little Theater.
Between the Rivers Historic District This area which lies between the Etowah, Oostanaula and Coosa Rivers, is the site of Rome’s founding in 1834. Several National Register sites, Victorian homes and churches, Rome’s landmark Clocktower and Capitoline Wolf are all part of this interesting walking or driving tour.
Roamin’ Rome Rome/Floyd Visitor Center Start your visit at the Rome/Floyd Visitor Center for maps and brochures. Call for helpful information regarding your trip to Rome.
Show this brochure for a FREE coupon book. Location: 402 Civic Center Drive Contact: 800/444-1834 • 706/295-5576 www.visitromega.org
Rome Braves Baseball Spend an exciting evening at State Mutual Stadium watching the Rome Braves, a Class A Minor League team affiliated with the Atlanta Braves. See tomorrow’s Major League stars today. Fireworks after the game on the first Friday of each month. Contact: 706/368-9388 • www.romebraves.com
Stonebridge Golf Course Rome’s public 18-hole golf course has won numerous design awards. Nestled against scenic Lavender Mountain the course offers many challenges.
Historic Broad Street One of the widest of all Southern streets, Broad Street offers a variety of locally owned shops and restaurants. Antiques, clothing, gifts, furniture and accessories are just a few of the options available. Local eateries on Broad include Italian, Thai, Mexican, barbeque, homemade deli sandwiches and bakery treats.
Walking Trails Rome is geographically unique in that two rivers meet downtown to form a third. Trails line the river banks with two picturesque pedestrian bridges. Visitors are also welcome to enjoy the miles of hiking trails on the world’s largest campus at Berry College.
Great Times to be in Rome: Apr 16 & 17
Water Fest at Ridge Ferry Park
World of Catfish Assoc. Tournament
Apr 17 & 18
Chieftains Herb & Plant Sale
Atlanta Steeplechase at Kingston Downs
Rome International Festival / Downtown
Rome Symphony Orchestra Concert
Cherokee watercolorist at Chieftains
Apr 29-May 2
Clocktower Classic Handcycling Race
Arts in the Garden Festival at Oak Hill
First Friday Concert /Bridgepoint Plaza
Roman Roast on River – BBQ Competition
May 7-9 & 14-16 “Play It Again, Sam” Rome Little Theatre May 15
River Jam at Ridge Ferry Park
British Motor Car Day at Berry College
Downtown Art Walk on Broad Street
First Friday Concert / Bridgepoint Plaza
Downtown 7pm / thru September June 12 & 13
Georgia Cup Cycling
Classic Car Cruise-In on Broad Street
All-American 4th of July at Rome Braves
Freeman Owle carving and storytelling
Second Saturday throughout summer
workshop at Chieftains Sept 4-5
Running Water Pow-Wow Festival
Rome International Film Festival
Rome Symphony Orchestra Concert
3rd Annual Roman Beer Festival
Rome Literary & Story Telling Festival
Trout Unlimited Chili Cook-Off
John Wisdom Wagon Trail Ride & Parade
Myrtle Hill Tours & Haunted on Broad
46th Annual Chiaha Harvest Fair /
Arts & Crafts Festival • www.chiaha.org
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the Americas,â€? organized by the Smithsonian in conjunction with the National Museum of the American Indian and the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The exhibition examines the dynamics of race, community, and culture. It combines theMvoices A J Oof R the R living I D G with E Hthose O Mof E their ancestors and provides historical and contemporary stories of peoples and communities of African and Native American descent in the U.S., Caribbean, Central America, and the northern coast of South America.
Cherokee Carvers - June 29-August 31: Organized by the Asheville
Museum of Art and sponsored by the Cherokee Preservation Foundation, the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians and Western Carolina University. The exhibit features 45 works by 15 noted Cherokee carvers of both stone and wood. Some of the works in the exhibition such as bows, corn pounders, and bowls, were once functional items crucial to daily life, but they are now seen as decorative forms. Other works, particularly masks related to traditional rituals and dances, have almost disappeared. The artists featured in the exhibit are active and working in the 21st century, preserving and expanding the traditions of Cherokee art and culture. Funded by Georgia Humanities Council. TWO FOR ONE: Bring this brochure to Chieftains for 2 for 1 Admission Price Admission: $5 Adults / $3 Seniors, over 62 / $2 Children & Students Chieftains Museum Major Ridge Home 501 Riverside Parkway PO Box 373 Rome, Georgia 30162-0373
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Springtime in Georgia's Rome!