The Road to Tara Museum in downtown historic Jonesboro rewards visitors with behind-the-scenes insight into “Gone With The Wind” author Margaret Mitchell’s life, the real setting and historical events depicted in the fictional story, and the making of the classic film. Here is a small sampling of what you’ll find in the museum.
1. On Scarlett’s green velvet drapery gown, there are real chicken feet on the hat.
2. Elvis Presley is included in the mural near the back of the museum.
3. On Scarlett’s burgundy dress, the feathers on the shoulders were dyed to match by a company that works on Las Vegas showgirl costumes.
4. Look up high above the premiere wall at the back of the museum to spot a yellow railing that was in the DeGive’s Grand Opera House before it became the Loew’s Grand Theater.
5. In the wooden doll cabinet, look for the Scarlett doll in the mill gown. Its eyes were produced with the wrong color… we all know Scarlett’s were green.
The Road to Tara Museum is open Monday-Friday 8:30 am – 5:30 pm and Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Danielle Conroy is the Director of Marketing & Communications at the Clayton County CVB. Georgia born and raised, she loves exploring her home state, finding new restaurants to try (not hard with so many new ones popping up) and sipping on sweet tea. Follow the Road to Tara Museum on Facebook and test your Gone With the Wind knowledge.