(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!”
Can’t make it on Saturday? The Museum has great programs for all ages throughout the week.
Seniors Month — September 1 – 30
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
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
Home School Days
September 7 — Native American Code & Craft
October 5 — Fighting Boredom: Civil War Life at Camp
Civil War Living History Encampment — September 26 – 10 AM – 4 PM
Through the Ages: A Living History Timeline — October 10; 10 AM – 4 PM and October 11; Noon – 4 PM
The Civil War in Georgia — October 24 – 9 AM – 4 PM
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.