Southern Museum Announces 2010 Kennesaw State University Lecture Series | Southern Museum

(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

The Museum is pleased to partner with Kennesaw State University for this exciting 2010 Lecture Series. Both lectures feature prominent Civil War historians discussing their unique research into this pivotal moment of American history. Each lecture is from 7 PM to 9 PM at the Museum’s Jolley Education Center. Access to the Museum exhibits will be prohibited for these special evening events. For more information contact Aimee Harmon at 770.427.2117, ext 3177 or email hidden; JavaScript is required.

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?

Designed for children ages three to five and their caregivers, Mommy & Me introduces children to a lifelong love for learning while incorporating history and fun! Mommy & Me is on Thursdays at 10 AM. Free with Museum admission. For more information, contact 770.427.2117, ext 3173, or email hidden; JavaScript is required.

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

Make It & Take It Weekend Workshops provide hands-on learning for students ages six and up. History jumps out of the textbook through craft projects, stories and songs. Make It & Take It is on Saturdays from 10 AM to noon, and is free with Museum admission. For more information, contact 770.427.2117, ext 3173, or email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Home School Days

March 8 • Cultures IN FOCUS Series! Inuit Culture & Crafts
April 5 • Cultures IN FOCUS Series! Native American Culture & Crafts

Home-schooled students of all ages can now explore the Museum’s exhibits, including its latest In Focus: National Geographic Greatest Portraits, at a special rate! Attendees participate in hands-on activities, guided tours and make-and-take projects. Reservations are recommended but not required. Admission is $5 per person, and free for children three and under. For more information, contact 770.427.2117, ext 3174 or email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Civil War Encampment

March 13 • 125th Ohio Infantry
April 17-18 • 125th Ohio Infantry & 34th Georgia Infantry

Experience the Civil War as both Union and Confederate soldiers descend upon the Southern Museum for these living history events. For more information, contact Harper Harris at email hidden; JavaScript is required or 770.427.2117, ext 3180.

Historical Society Lecture Series

March 13 • Railroad Music Show
April 10 • History of the Western & Atlantic Railroad

Sponsored by the Kennesaw Historical Society and the Southern Museum, these fascinating programs are glimpses back into both our region and nation’s history. Led by a variety of scholars, authors and other expects, come join the Museum on these trips back in time. These lectures are held at the Museum’s Jolley Education Center. Admission is free. Those wishing to tour the Museum either before or after the event are requested to come in through the main entrance. For more information, contact 770.427.2117, ext 3174, or email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Buster Keaton in “The General”

March 14

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

Week of the Young Child

April 10-17

The Southern Museum joins national events to celebrate children with Week of the Young Child! This year’s theme is “Early Years are Learning Years,” with the Museum adopting the theme “The Future is in their Hands.” Various activities will be planned throughout the week. The first child under the age of eight will be free, with additional children in the group getting half-priced admission! For more information, contact 770.427.2117, ext 3173, or email hidden; JavaScript is required.

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.

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