Southern Museum October Events and Civil War Spooks at the Haunted Museum | Southern Museum

(Kennesaw, GA) —Climb aboard the ghost train at the Southern Museum on October 22nd and 23rd for a ghastly good time. The Haunted Museum returns this Halloween! The festive Heroes and Legends Gala also returns this fall, but with a twist. The 2010 Gala is a masquerade, and prizes will be given to the guests with the most creative masks. Weekly family programs like Mommy and Me and Make it and Take it workshops continue, and the Museum's Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition,The Way We Worked, continues through November.

Haunted Museum
Oct. 22 & 23

Join us aboard the ghost train! But don't be late…you might not make it to your next stop! Aside from a few ghouls and spooks, the Southern Museum will provide great activities for all ages. Families can enjoy the pumpkin trail, pony rides, petting zoo, costume contest, face painting and more!

The Haunted Museum tour is recommended for ages 10 and up. $7.50 for adults and $5.50 for ages 10-12. All other activities are outdoors and are free for all ages. 5 PM—9 PM. The Museum will be closed during regular business hours on these days. For advance tickets, contact Jane Pies at 770-427-2117 ext. 3058 or email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Heroes & Legends Gala
Oct. 16

The Heroes and Legends Gala, scheduled for October 16, 2010 at 6:30 PM at the Embassy Suites Kennesaw, is a fundraiser held to build support for the Southern Museum's educational and outreach programs. This year's festivities include a live auction, silent auction and dinner will be provided by renowned Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. The Gala has a masquerade theme and prizes will be awarded for the most creative masks. $125 Individual; $1250 Table of 10. Black tie optional. For questions or to order tickets, call Leslie Edge at 770-427-2117, ext. 3183 or email her at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Also Scheduled in October:

Mommy & Me

Mommy & Me events are held every Thursday at 10 AM for children 3-5 years and their caregivers. The programs are free with Museum admission.

What Do Museum Workers Do?
Join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of the different departments of the Southern Museum, and meet museum workers and volunteers.
Oct. 14 • 10 AM

Inside-Out Train
What's inside a steam locomotive? Make your own train art to take home.
Oct. 21 • 10 AM

Pumpkin Time!
Hear a story, play “pumpkin” games, and create “pumpkin” art!
Oct. 28 • 10 AM

For more information contact the Education Department at 770-427-2117, ext 3173 or email hidden; JavaScript is required

Make It & Take It Weekend Workshops

Students age six and up will love this opportunity to participate in hands-on activities with a historical basis and take their creations with them. Make It & Take It Workshops are held on Saturdays from 10 AM to noon. Materials are provided and the workshops are free with Museum admission.

The Art of Weaving
Explore the history of weaving and try your hand at various methods.
Oct. 9 • 10 AM to Noon

**No workshop on October 16th

**No workshop on October 23rd

Make a decorative Venetian-style costume mask.
Oct. 30 • 10 AM to Noon

For more information contact the Education Department at 770-427-2117, ext 3173 or email hidden; JavaScript is required. Free with Museum admission.

Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibit: The Way We Worked!
Sept. 18—Nov. 20

Work and the workplace have gone through significant changes between the mid-19th century, when 60 percent of Americans made their living as farmers, and the late 20th century. A new traveling exhibition, “The Way We Worked,” features 86 photographs from the National Archives focusing on the history of work in America and documenting work, clothing, locales, conditions and conflicts. These exquisite photographs span the years 1857 to 1987 and provide visitors with a fascinating glimpse of a nation at work. The exhibition runs through November 20th.

“The Way We Worked,” was created by the National Archives with the support of the Foundation for the National Archives and is organized for travel by the Smithsonian Institution of Traveling Exhibition Services (SITES).

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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