February 23, 2023
CONTACT: Lindsey Wiles
MARIETTA – The Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum, located at historic Brumby Hall and Gardens, is excited to announce it will be the home to an exclusive new collection of artifacts from the Academy Award winning motion picture, Gone With the Wind.
This exclusive exhibit is owned by Vicky Lynn Rogers who has been collecting these items for over 30 years. Mrs. Rogers currently owns and operates the Gone With the Wind Remembered Museum in Cleburne, Texas.
The Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum will exhibit several original pieces as well as items that are extremely rare including one of the most iconic costume pieces from the movie, the mourning bonnet worn by Scarlett O’Hara, played by Vivien Leigh. Additionally, there are one-of-a-kind pieces including, the Shantytown dress, and Rhett Butler’s jacket, played by Clark Gable. The collection also includes the original Dan Sayre Groesbeck painting which hung in Loews Lobby during the premier of Gone With the Wind on December 15, 1939. The museum will also be home to the six original Walter Plunkett costume sketches which include Scarlett’s iconic green BBQ dress.
The museum will continue to pay tribute to Margaret Mitchell, the author of Gone With the Wind, and her impact on her community and the literary world to this day. The Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum is eager to showcase this new collection and to continue to be the caretakers of the Historic Brumby Hall and Gardens.
About Brumby Hall
Brumby Hall, built in 1851, on what was then the campus of the Georgia Military Institute (GMI), reflects a Greek Revival style home. Named after the first superintendent of GMI, Colonel Arnoldus V. Brumby, Brumby Hall is the one surviving building from the campus. At the end of the Civil War, Brumby Hall remained a private residence changing ownership until 1925, when the home was sold to the Trezvant family who lived in the home until 1994 when it was purchased by the City of Marietta. The adjoining gardens are a special event venue.