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The Road to Tara Museum

Jonesboro, Georgia

Discover a captivating display of memorabilia from the iconic movie 'Gone With the Wind.' 

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Explore the enduring allure of one of the highest-grossing movies of all time, Gone with the Wind. In addition to small collection of original costumes and props, as well as reproductions of several of Scarlet O’Hara’s dresses, from the 1939 film, this modest museum dives into Civil War history of Jonesboro.

While the film has a complicated legacy, the museum makes a point of celebrating the accomplishments of Butterfly McQueen and Hattie McDaniel, who paved the way for many other Black American women in Hollywood. McDaniel, who became the first Black person to win an Oscar, famously had complicated feelings about her role and pushed to give her character greater agency in the film.

 

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Visit the Road to Tara Museum nestled in the historic train depot on Jonesboro's main street in GA, open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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