Spend a Night at the Southern Museum! | 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
The Southern Museum would like to thank state educators for all of their hard work throughout the year! Public or private school educators in the state of Georgia, receive one free adult admission with valid teaching ID during the month of July. A complimentary gift bag will be provided from The Avenue (while supplies last). For more information, contact 770.427.2117, ext 3177 or email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Historical Society Lecture Series
July 11 • Christianity & the Civil War • 2 PM
August 8 • Local History of North Georgia • 2 PM

Sponsored by the Museum in conjunction with the Kennesaw Historical Society, this fascinating series invites local experts in various fields of history to share knowledge and lead discussions. Held in the Museum's Jolley Education Center, this event is free of charge. Visitors who would like to tour the Museum either before or after the event are asked to enter through the front entrance. For more information, contact 770.427.2117, ext 3174 or email hidden; JavaScript is required.

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.

The grand opening event will include area World War II re-enactors hosting discussions and answering questions, hands-on demonstrations with Native American artifacts and Native American Code Talkers cryptography, and displays from the Georgia State Park system. Free with Museum admission. For more information, contact 770.427.2117, ext 3177 or email hidden; JavaScript is required.

College Student Month • August 1 – 31
School's back in session – and the Southern Museum would like to provide some economic relief to local college students as they trade swimsuits for textbooks! Bring a valid college student ID to the Museum in the month of August and receive half-price admission. For more information, contact 770.427.2117, ext 3176 or email hidden; JavaScript is required.

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

Designed for children ages three to five, pre-K students will be delighted with the wide variety of programs that tantalize their senses and spark a love of learning! Attendees must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Mommy & Me is free with Museum admission. Reservations not required. For more information, contact 770.427.2117, ext 3173 or email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Children's History Workshop
August 29 • Keepsake Boxes • 10 AM – Noon

Attendees will learn of the historical significance of keepsake boxes, and even get to create a unique storage box for personal treasures! Children's History Workshop programs are $10 per child, or $7 for Museum members. Reservations are not required. For more information, contact 770.427.2117, ext 3173 or email hidden; JavaScript is required.

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.

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