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School may be out for summer, but the love for learning lives on at the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History's Summer Day Camps.

“We're offering two exciting day camps this summer,” explained Jennifer Legates, director of curriculum and educational initiatives. “Creative Expressions and History Detective camps will provide unique views of the Museum, while being both educating and entertaining!”

The Creative Expressions camp is perfect for budding artists, with ample sketching and design activities throughout the day. “All of our activities will tie into various art techniques throughout history,” said Legates. “We'll even get a chance to discuss various Civil War-era instruments!”

Detective skills are a must for the History Detective camp, as several Museum items will be up for inspection. “Attendees will get to inspect several artifacts, as well as learn about archaeological digs and set up their very own Museum exhibit!” Legates stated.

Summer day camps are for children ages seven through 12 years. The Creative Expressions camp will take place on June 16 or 23, and the History Detectives camp will be on either June 17 or June 24. Advanced registration is required one week prior to selected camp date. Admission is $65 per child, or $50 for Museum members. Additional registration details are available at For more information, contact 770.427.2117, ext 3173 or email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Ready to beat the heat outside of the house? Check out some of our other fantastic programs taking place in June and July:

Mommy & Me, sponsored by Gas South
June 4 • Way to Go!
June 11 • A Picnic Lesson
June 18 • Flags, Whistles and Bells
June 25 • From Start to Finish

A variety of topics are covered in these fascinating sessions for pre-K students, including introductions to different methods of transportation and what to pack on a picnic! Designed for children ages three to five and their parents, the Mommy & Me Children's Program Series is held on Thursdays at 10 AM. Free with Museum admission, reservations are not required. For more information contact 770.427.2117, ext 3173 or email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Historical Society Lecture Series
June 13 • Kennesaw: Then & Now
July 11 • Christianity and the Civil War

Sponsored by the Southern Museum in conjunction with the Kennesaw Historical Society, the lecture series invites prominent experts in various fields to discuss important historical topics. Programs are held at 2 PM in the Museum's Jolley Education Center. The lectures are free of charge, though visitors wishing to tour the Museum either before or after the event are requested to enter through the front entrance. For more information, contact 770.427.2117, ext 3174 or email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Children's History Workshop
June 27 • Build-A-Bridge

History comes alive during the Children's History Workshop programs, with hands-on and interactive activities! Attendees will learn about different types of bridges, and even get to create their own model of a railroad trestle bridge. Admission is $10 per child, or $7 for Museum members, and reservations are not required. For more information, contact 770.427.2117, ext 3173 or email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Georgia Educators Appreciation Month
July 1 – July 31

The Southern Museum is extending free admission to state public and private educators in July to thank local teachers for all of their hard work. This offer is applicable for one adult with a valid Georgia school ID. For more information, contact 770.427.2117, ext 3177 or email hidden; JavaScript is required.

A Night at the Southern Museum
July 11 • 5 PM – 8 PM

On the heels of the summer's biggest comedy event comes the Museum's popular program, “A Night at the Southern Museum.” Based on the popular movies, the Southern Museum's security guard needs help in keeping the exhibits in line as they come to life! Tickets are available in advanced (Visa or MasterCard only), or at the door. For more information, contact 770.427.2117 or visit

A Smithsonian Institution affiliate, the Southern Museum features collections of rare Civil War weapons, uniforms, and other personal items; an exciting exhibit about The Great Locomotive Chase, including a short movie and the General locomotive; and a full-scale replica of a locomotive factory that helped rebuild the South after the war. Make plans to now to visit our William Wardrop exhibit, Man's Imagination and Machines, before its closing date on July 5.

The Southern Museum is located 20 miles north of Atlanta, off I-75 at exit 273. Admission is $7.50 for adults, $6.50 for seniors, $5.50 for children ages four through 12, and free for children three and under. For more information, visit or call 770.427.2117.

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