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Ancient History Museum Presents ‘Wilbur G. Kurtz: Hollywood Technical Advisor’ | New


EATONTON, GA – Bill Kurtz, grandson of Wilbur G. Kurtz, Georgia’s preeminent artist-historian, will present “Wilbur G. Kurtz: Hollywood Technical Advisor” on October 10 at Eatonton. He will tell the story of his famous grandfather’s friendship with Margaret Mitchell and his contribution to the filming of “Blown away by the wind, “Southern Song,” and “The great locomotive chase. ”

Among Kurtz Sr.’s many contributions was his supervision of the restoration of the Cyclorama painting in the 1930s. In the 1940s, he was also a consultant for the creation of the Little White House Memorial to Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt in Warm Springs.

Come attend the Old School History Museum Sunday Lecture Series and listen to Bill Kurtz tell these and other stories of his famous grandfather Wilbur.

During your stay, be sure to visit the museum’s “Windows in Time” exhibit featuring films supervised by Kurtz.

The class starts at 2 p.m. and usually lasts about 45 minutes. Guests are welcome to visit the museum and speak with our guides before or after the conference.

Admission is free but donations are appreciated.

The Old School History Museum is housed in four classrooms at the original 1916 Eatonton School, now home to the Plaza Arts Center located at 305 N. Madison Ave., Eatonton.



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