It's Going to be a Dickens' of a Christmas! | Southern Museum

Don't miss The Southern Museum's family friendly rendition of Dickens' A Christmas Carol this Friday and Saturday, December 10th and 11th. Weekly family programs like Mommy and Me and Make it and monthly Take It workshops have holiday themes that will spread holiday cheer among children. The Museum is also happy to welcome its new Executive Director, Richard Banz, D.Ed. this month.

A Dickens of a Christmas
Dec. 10 & 11

Are you feeling like a Scrooge this year? The Southern Museum's rendition of Dickens' A Christmas Carol is guaranteed to get you in the spirit of the holidays. Scenes of the play will be acted out in vignettes throughout the Museum. Highlights include Fezziweg's party in the Glover Factory, festive finale and holiday treats!

All ages are welcome! $7.50 for adults and $5.50 for ages 4-12. Children 3 & under are free. Friday 6 PM—9 PM and Saturday 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 oremail hidden; JavaScript is required.

Also Scheduled in December:

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.

North Pole Express
Dec. 9 • 10 AM

Take an imaginary train trip to the North Pole during this very special Mommy & Me program!

A Creature was Stirring…
Dec. 16 • 10 AM

Wear your pajamas and enjoy the traditional tale told in a modern way. Make a stocking decoration to take home.

No Mommy & Me on December 23rd. 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 normally held on the third Saturday of each month from 10 AM to noon. Materials are provided and the workshops are free with Museum admission.

Old-Time Ornaments
December 18 • 10 AM to Noon

Design and create your own decorations in the style
popular during the 19th century.

No Make It & Take It workshop on December 25th. Closed for Dickens' event and the Christmas holiday. For more information contact the Education Department at 770-427-2117, ext 3173 or email hidden; JavaScript is required. Free with Museum admission.

Sunday at the Southern Museum—New!

Sundays 1 PM—5:30 PM

Don't forget to bring the family to the Museum on Sundays! 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 out of town guests or children, we have something for everyone.

New Museum Executive Director, Richard Banz, D.Ed.

Dr. Richard Banz has been promoted to Executive Director of the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History. He came to the City of Kennesaw in April 2010 as Director of Education and Public Programs for the Southern Museum and accepted the position of Executive Director earlier this month. Banz has over twenty years experience in museum administration and education. His previous experience includes teaching American History at York College of Pennsylvania. From 2000 through 2007, he worked as director of Interpretation and Collections at the York County Heritage Trust. He also served as Chairman of the Alliance of Pennsylvania County Historical Societies. He earned a Doctor of Education in adult education from Pennsylvania State University in 2009. His interests include visiting Civil War sites and model railroading. Richard and his wife Debra reside in Acworth.

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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