Spend a Night at the Southern Museum!
Bring your family for the excitement and adventure of the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History's third “A Night at the Southern Museum” event! This program, inspired by the popular “Night at the Museum” films, will delight and tantalize your senses as our exhibits come to life right before your eyes.
“This is a great night out for families,” explained Jennifer Legates, Director of Education and Public Programs and curriculum initiatives at the Museum. “Attendees will get to help our poor night guard as he tries to keep these historical characters in line!”
The highly theatrical and interactive event, which takes place July 11 from 5 PM to 8 PM, involves several characters, including astronauts, cowboys, and pirates. “What's even more fun is that attendees will get to interact with the characters,” Legates said. “Our local volunteers are very enthusiastic about making the event engaging for all attendees.”
Attendees will even get to take home a complimentary caricature as a keepsake, sponsored by The Avenue. Additionally, The Avenue is also sponsoring a family prize package giveaway valued at $250.
Tickets for “A Night at the Southern Museum,” sponsored by Geico® and The Avenues, are $7.50 for adults, $5.50 for children ages four through 12, and free for children three and under. Reservations are not required as tickets will be sold at the door, but you may also purchase tickets in advance through July 8 either at the Museum or by calling 770.427.2117, ext 3176. Please note that only Visa or MasterCard are accepted for advance ticket sales!
“We would like the community to be aware that the Museum will close at 3 PM on July 10 through 5 PM on July 11 so that we can prepare for this blockbuster event,” Legates stated.
Have you heard? The drought is over, so come in from the rain and enjoy this exciting line-up!
Georgia Educators Appreciation Month
July 1 – 31
Historical Society Lecture Series
July 11 • Christianity & the Civil War • 2 PM
August 8 • Local History of North Georgia • 2 PM
Native Words, Native Warriors – Opening Day!
July 25 • 10 AM – 2 PM (The exhibit will run through October 4)
A poignant exhibit focused on how Native Americans used their native languages to aide American military efforts in both World Wars, Native Words, Native Warriors is developed by the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Services. This exhibit is made possible through the support of donor Elizabeth Hunter Solomon, with additional support provided by the Smithsonian Women's Committee and the AMB Foundation.
College Student Month • August 1 – 31
Mommy & Me Children's Program Series, sponsored by Gas South
August 6 • I Spy Shapes • 10 AM
August 13 • School Days, School Days • 10 AM
August 20 • All Aboard the Dino Train! • 10 AM
August 27 • A Ride in the Crummy • 10 AM
Children's History Workshop
August 29 • Keepsake Boxes • 10 AM – Noon
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 attend “A Night at the Southern Museum,” to be held July 11 from 5 PM to 8 PM!
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.