The Scientech Club provides a forum for weekly presentations and discussions in the fields of science and technology and other topics for the enlightenment of its membership.
Regular, one-hour Meetings are, with the exception of holidays, held every Monday at noon at The Northside Knights of Columbus, 2100 East 71st Street, Indianapolis. Club Members, as well as the general public, may attend our Regular Meetings for a nominal contribution to pay for the facility. For those who wish, a buffet lunch may be enjoyed before the meeting. Occasionally, instead of a presentation, members and their guests may take a tour to a place of interest, such as a plant or historical site.
The Scientech Club is associated with two outstanding local charitable Foundations, established by Scientech members to promote science education: The D.J. Angus - Scientech Foundation and the R. B. Annis Educational Foundation.
Congratulations to Alan Schmidt and Doug Wagner who were recognized as Emeritus Members of the Scientech Club at the recent club dinner in honor of their contributions to the club. . Click HERE to see the current Emeritus Members of the Club
Today’s presentation by Lou Stanley was about the Booth Museum of Western Art located in Cartersville, Georgia, a town of 20,000 just north of Atlanta off I75. There are other museums in Cartersville including the Tellus Science Museum and the Etowah Archeological as well as preserved Indian mounds from about 1,000 years ago.
Booth Museum Outside
The Booth Museum opened in 2003. It is the only museum of its kind in the Southeast and the 2nd largest museum in Georgia. There were several statues on the exterior grounds as well as a large totem pole. Inside there were many galleries, each filled with related sculptures and paintings. The Modern West gallery showcases changes in art style over the last 50 years including a flag painted horse, Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders, and John Wayne as the Frontier Marshall. Other galleries include the Mythic West, Native Hands, Heading West, Cowboy Gallery, and the Presidential Gallery with signed letters from every US president as well as other memorabilia. Geronimo, paper sculptures, the Civil War and, of course, the American West were also given their own galleries.
The Booth Museum is a unique facility that is well maintained, large, historically sensitive but accurate in its artistic details. Any person interested in this genre of art should find this facility most interesting.
Notes by Jim Dashiell