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First stop on the 'Gone With The Wind' Trail

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Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the 1939 Oscar-winnning film "Gone With The Wind" is a good reason for visiting the Marietta "Gone With The Wind" Museum, also known as 'Scarlett on the Square' in downtown Marietta, Georgia. It's also one of the eight stops on the "Gone With The Wind" trail.

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The recent celebration in June found hundreds of 'Windies,' as serious fans are nicknamed, visiting the area and specifically enjoying the exhibits at the Marietta museum, whose director, Connie Sutherland, is "so glad GWTW's popularity remains constant with old fans and new. It makes me smile!" Sutherland has helped expand the exhibits and ensure that the gift shop stocks plenty of biographies and historical non-fiction concerning topics of great interest to fans of the iconic 1939 film of Margaret Mitchell's popular 1936 novel, as well as collectibles, posters, masks, figurines, photos, and fan favorites.

Personal "Gone With The Wind" memorabilia from the collection of Dr. Chris Sullivan has made the Marietta "Scarlett on the Square" a popular destination for fans of the film and novel. Included in the exhibits are first editions of the novel written by Atlanta author Margaret Mitchell in English, and many other languages. Props, costumes, artwork, and memorabilia from the 1939 film like Scarlett's dress from the honeymoon sequence and one of Melanie Wilkes' hats, as well as an original script from the film are all featured items in the museum.

Museum hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults, and $6 for seniors and students.