(Kennesaw, GA) — The Southern Museum welcomes the 2010 holiday season with some exciting activities and new Sunday hours. Dickens’ A Christmas Carol will be presented on a guided tour as a series of live vignettes. Just in time for the holiday vacation, the Museum will begin opening on Sundays. Weekly family programs like Mommy and Me and Make it and Take It workshops have festive and fun themes this month. And don’t miss your chance to see the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition, “The Way We Worked,” before it departs on November 21st.
Sundays 1 PM—5:30 PM
Starting on November 14th, the Museum will be open on Sundays from 1 PM—5:30 PM. Come spend a leisurely Sunday afternoon touring the Glover Machine Works, seeing the General or letting the kids play in the Jolley Education Center. If you are looking for a way to entertain relatives or children, we have something for everyone.
A Dickens of a Christmas
Dec. 10 & 11
The Museum’s presentation of Christmases Past, Present and Future will get you in the spirit of the holidays. Scenes of the play will be acted out in vignettes. Highlights include Fezziweg's party in the Glover Factory, festive finale and holiday treats!
Also Scheduled in November:
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.
A Salute to Soldiers (Veterans' Day)
Nov. 11 • 10 AM
Learn about Remembrance Day and the everyday life of a soldier as we honor these heroes.
A Civil War Thanksgiving
Nov. 18 • 10 AM
How was Thanksgiving celebrated during Civil War times? Make a Thanksgiving decoration.
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.
Nov. 13 • 10 AM to Noon
Learn the history of print, and design and print your own artwork.
Nov. 20 • 10 AM to Noon
Create your own Thanksgiving decoration.
Last Chance to See “The Way We Worked”
Sept. 18—Nov. 21st
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. The 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.