(Kennesaw, GA) — As Georgia thaws out from a particularly cold winter, the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History helps to heat things up with special exhibits and events, along with the great quality programming to which we’re all accustomed.
“In Focus has been an incredibly popular exhibit, but sadly it is only with the Museum until April 18,” explained Jeff Drobney, executive director of the Southern Museum. “I’m encourage all area residents to be sure to stop by and see these powerful photographs, made popular by National Geographic.”
Drobney is also enthusiastic about the Kennesaw State University Lecture Series, bringing in prominent historians that have studied the Civil War from different angles. “Both of our visiting professors for these lectures have taken specific stories from the Civil War and have used them to look at that period of history in a different light.”
In addition, Home School Days, Mommy & Me and Make It & Take It continue to provide quality programming as the days get longer and the temperatures get warmer.
Kennesaw State University Lecture Series
February 23 • “A Texan, a Rackensacker, and Bundles of Herbs: The Civil War Saga of Two Georgian Expatriates” — Donald Shaw Frazier
March 2 • “Gone with the Glory: The History of the Civil War in Cinema” — Brian S. Wills
Mommy & Me Children’s Program Series
March 4 • Shape Safari
March 11 • Old-Fashioned Fun!
March 18 • What Did Kids Wear?
March 25 • Let’s Go!
April 1 • A-Camping We Will Go
April 8 • Flags, Whistles and Bells
April 15 • I Love Trains!
April 29 • How Does Your Garden Grow?
Make It & Take It Weekend Workshops
March 6 • School Days, School Days
March 13 • St. Patrick’s Day Craft
March 20 • Design-A-Quilt
March 27 • Drawing with Scissors
April 10 • Build-A-Bridge
April 17 • Painting with Dots
Home School Days
March 8 • Cultures IN FOCUS Series! Inuit Culture & Crafts
April 5 • Cultures IN FOCUS Series! Native American Culture & Crafts
Civil War Encampment
March 13 • 125th Ohio Infantry
April 17-18 • 125th Ohio Infantry & 34th Georgia Infantry
Historical Society Lecture Series
March 13 • Railroad Music Show
April 10 • History of the Western & Atlantic Railroad
Buster Keaton in “The General”
This special event will be held at the Strand Theatre in downtown Marietta. VIP tickets are $15 a piece, and regular tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $5 for children. For more information call the Strand Theatre’s box office at 770.293.0080 or visit www.EarlSmithStrand.org.
Week of the Young Child
Southeastern Railroad 2010
Aprill 22 – April 25
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 a full-scale replica of a locomotive factory that helped rebuild the South after the war. 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 three through 12 and free children two and under.