Make It & Take It Saturdays — Now at the Southern Museum! | Southern Museum
 

(Kennesaw, GA) — Do your children get the weekend doldrums? Do they miss the learning and engagement they get every day at school? Or do you just want to peel them away from the television for a morning? The Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History has just the antidote with Make It & Take It Weekend Workshops!

“Our new Make It & Take It workshops are hands-on, engaging activities that turn history into a real thing for students,” stated Judy Parker, early childhood educator at the Museum. “Sometimes students equate history with something that only happens in a book — these weekend programs help bring history to life!”

Held on Saturday mornings from 10 AM to noon, Make It & Take It Weekend Workshops are for students ages six and up. Free with regular Museum admission, all materials are provided, and attendees get to take home their completed projects! For more information, contact 770.427.2117, ext 3176, or email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Can’t make it on Saturday? The Museum has great programs for all ages throughout the week.

Seniors Month — September 1 – 30

History is the process of each generation passing on their stories to those who are younger. The Southern Museum celebrates the past, and honors our senior citizens by offering half-priced regular admission in September to those who are 60 and over! For more information, contact 770.427.2117, ext 3174, or email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Mommy & Me — Sponsored by GasSouth

September 3 — Shape Train
September 10 — Civil War Days
September 17 — A Make-Believe Train Excursion
September 24 — The Glover Factory
October 1 — Railroad Pets
October 8 — All Aboard the Southern Crescent!
October 15 — Let’s Go!
October 22 — Amusement Parks
October 29 — Mask-erade

Designed for pre-K students ages three to five and their caregivers, Mommy & Me sparks the joy of learning with hands-on activities and a variety of topics! Mommy & Me is free with Museum admission. Reservations are not required. For more information, contact 770.427.2117, ext 3173, or email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Make It & Take It Weekend Workshops

September 5 — School Days
September 12 — Code Talkers
September 19 — Build-A-Bridge
September 26 — Decoupage
October 3 — Quill Pens & Berry Ink
October 10 — Old-Fashioned Fun and Games
October 17 — Printmaking
October 24 — Play It Again
October 31 — Masquerade

Students age six and up will love our new Make It & Take It Weekend Workshops! Offering hands-on projects with engaging information, Make It & Take It helps bring history to life. Held Saturdays from 10 AM to noon, Make It & Take It is free with Museum admission. All materials are provided. For more information, contact 770.427.2117, ext 3173, or email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Home School Days

September 7 — Native American Code & Craft
October 5 — Fighting Boredom: Civil War Life at Camp

Home-schooled students of all ages can now enjoy educational programs and exhibits at special rates! Home School Days offer a variety of themes and activities, including guided tours and hands-on projects. Admission is $5 per person, and free for children three and under. Reservations are not required but recommended. For more information, contact 770.427.2117, ext 3174, or email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Civil War Living History Encampment — September 26 – 10 AM – 4 PM

Step into the past as the Southern Museum brings history to life! Join the 2nd BN Georgia Sharpshooters and the Pulaski Battery to learn about the Confederate troops of Camp McDonald. This event is free of charge. For more information, contact 770.427.2117, ext 3174, or email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Through the Ages: A Living History Timeline — October 10; 10 AM – 4 PM and October 11; Noon – 4 PM

Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime brush with history, held at Swift Cantrell Park! See weapons demonstrations of swords, muskets and cannons. Meet historical figures like Queen Elizabeth I and General James Oglethorpe. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children ages four through 12, and free for children three and under and Museum members. For more information, contact 770.427.2117, ext 3176, or email hidden; JavaScript is required.

The Civil War in Georgia — October 24 – 9 AM – 4 PM

The 1860s have spawned stories and legends of heroism and tragedy. Join the Museum and a panel of distinguished academic authors during this fascinating one-day seminar that will examine the lives of Georgians during the Civil War — from the battlefield to the home front. This program is made possible with generous funding by the Georgia Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Admission is $10 if registered by October 16; $20 for on-site registration. For information and to register, contact 770.427.2117, ext 3177, 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 now to visit Native Words, Native Warriors, our most current exhibit featuring the harrowing tale of the American Code Talkers of World Wars I and II, before it closes on October 4!

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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