Boomer’s Guide to Enjoying Georgia’s Museums

There’s nothing quite like learning about our history and culture while viewing art, archeology, history, sports, and the like while touring a museum. Georgia’s numerous museums are home to collections of everything from painted canvases to Coca-Cola, and dinosaurs to modern design!

Since 2009, national Museum Advocacy efforts have been coordinated during the last week of February, to encourage individuals to visit their museums, learn their value, and hopefully share their enthusiasm with their friends and family.

More than a dozen museums are within easy driving distance of every Windsong community, including the Marietta Museum of History (1 Depot Street, Suite 200, Marietta), which showcases the history of Marietta and Cobb County; and the Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum: Scarlett on the Square (18 Whitlock Ave., Marietta), which features an extensive collection of memorabilia to please fans of both the novel and the film.

Kennesaw State University is home to the Museum of History & Holocaust Education (3333 Busbee Dr NW, Kennesaw), with exhibits and education about World War II and the Holocaust; just a few miles away is The Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History (in association with the Smithsonian Institution) (2829 Cherokee Street, Kennesaw), which houses The General, the locomotive at the center of The Great Locomotive Chase that took place during the Civil War.

Art aficionados can choose from a number of permanent and visiting exhibits, featured at several Georgia art museums, including The Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art (30 Atlanta Street SE, Marietta), which offers art classes, demonstrations, and special events such as “Martinis & Music”; The High Museum of Art (1280 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta), where the work of such renowned artists as Van Gogh, Monet, Dali, and more, have been exhibited in recent years; and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (75 Bennett Street, Atlanta), which features paintings, print, sculptures, and photography by Georgia artists.

Natural history buffs will enjoy Fernbank Museum of Natural History (767 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta), with its permanent Dinosaur Plaza, a study of Georgia’s natural history, and shells from the Georgia coast; and Tellus Science Museum (100 Tellus Drive, Cartersville), with its Fossil Gallery, Weinman Mineral Gallery, and Planetarium.

Museums are best enjoyed when visitors wear comfortable shoes, plan ahead of time what they absolutely “must see,” and leave preconceived notions about a museum experience at the door.

Windsong homeowners can plan individual or group trips, with family, or with their new friends and neighbors. Each Windsong home is designed with a carefree lifestyle in mind, allowing more time for you to do the things you want to do – and perhaps learn something new in the process!

Welcome home to Windsong – Where Life’s A Breeze!

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