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.
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
Historical Society Lecture Series
June 13 • Kennesaw: Then & Now
July 11 • Christianity and the Civil War
Children's History Workshop
June 27 • Build-A-Bridge
Georgia Educators Appreciation Month
July 1 – July 31
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 www.southernmuseum.org.
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 www.southernmuseum.org or call 770.427.2117.