Posted: 12:21 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012
By Howard Pousner
“National Geographic Greatest Photographs of the American West”
Opens Saturday. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays, Fridays-Saturdays; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays; 1-5 p.m. Sundays. Through March 10.
Southeastern Cowboy Festival and Symposium
Thursday through Sunday. The symposium, on Friday, includes four photography talks, among them a discussion by Peter Essick of Stone Mountain on “Shooting for National Geographic” (2 p.m.). The cowboy festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday, includes re-enactments of the gunfight at the O.K. Corral, Native American dancing, and a Western marketplace. Plus, cowboy singer Roy Rogers Jr. plays Grand Theatre concerts at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday ($30; under 16, $5 for matinee only).
Combined museum and festival admission: $10; 65 and over, $8; students, $7; 12 and under, free (with parent or guardian). Booth Western Art Museum, 501 Museum Drive, Cartersville. 770-387-1300, www.boothmuseum.org.
Visiting downtown Cartersville
More options: Cartersville-Bartow County Convention & Visitors Bureau, 770-387-1357, www.visitcartersvillega.org.