Booth Museum

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The Booth Museum, in Association with the Smithsonian Institution, is a 120,000 square foot museum located in Cartersville, Georgia. The Booth is home to the largest collection of American Western artwork on exhibition in the nation, including historical and contemporary American Indian art and artifacts. Open since August 2003, Booth Museum is the only museum of its kind in the Southeast and was ranked at the #1 art museum in the nation by USA Today, Readers Choice Awards 2020 & 2021. 

A CILC Pinnacle Award winner, the Booth offers interactive virtual field trips infusing the arts with other disciplines such as social studies, history, science, language arts, literacy and STEAM.  Programs are book on demand and will engage your students in hands-on learning while appealing to multiple learning styles.  Lifelong learning programs are also available with special program topics available upon request.





Programs by Booth Museum

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American Indians: Cultures and Contributions

Learn about American Indian cultures from the Northwest Coast to the Eastern Woodlands through American Indian art and artifacts! Students participate in an interactive map activity to determine movement patterns, compare and contrast regions and...


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Diversity of the American West: Cultures, People & Environments

Learn about the diverse culture of the American West through art and artifacts in the Booth collection! Explore diverse cultures and contributions (American Indians, African-American homesteaders, Chinese-American immigrants, Mexican-American...


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Full STEAM Ahead! Technologies of the American West

Students will utilize artwork in the Booth collection to discuss technology and innovation during Westward Expansion through a look at communication, transportation, commerce and other technology. It's STEAM through a historical lens!


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Reptiles & Art: a HISStory of Inspiration

Science and art combine! Western reptiles have been inspiring artists for thousands of years. Students will explore reptile-themed art and artifacts in the Booth's collection while interacting with LIVE REPTILES courtesy of Georgia Reptile Society...


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The Three Sisters: American Indian Stories

Learn about The Three Sisters through American Indian oral tradition and artmaking!  Participants will learn about the Haudenosaunee/Iroquois and Cherokee people's dependency on three important crops while examining the science behind these...


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Western Movies 101 (Part I)

Booth Museum's Historian, Jim Dunham, will get us up to speed on the early history of Western movies beginning with “The Great Train Robbery” of 1903. The movie is less than ten minutes long but it included most of the standard elements that...


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Westward Ho!

Inspired by art and artifacts, student "explorers" create their very own Lewis and Clark inspired journal as they journey westward! Guided movement, discussion and simple journal drawings bring to life the stories of Lewis & Clark, Sacajawea...


More About This Provider

Type of Organization



Patty Dees
Booth Western Art Museum
Cartersville GA 30120
United States

Primary Disciplines

The programs of Booth Museum cover:

Fine Arts
Language Arts/English
Problem Based Learning
Problem Solving
Social Studies/History

Awards, Quotes, Testimonials

"This was AMAZING! It perfectly aligned with our curriculum. It was fantastic how you kept the kids engaged!" 4th grade teacher, Westward Ho! program