Kennesaw, GA, April 29, 2011 – May is packed full of special events at the Southern Museum, beginning with the Great Locomotive Chase Golf Tournament, continuing with a living history event and culminating in the opening of the Old Guard of the Gate City Guard exhibit, which opens on May 28, 2011 in conjunction with the beginning of the 150th
Anniversary of the Civil War. These and other activities will keep you busy this month before summer kicks into high gear!
Scheduled in May:
Great Locomotive Chase Golf Tournament
Tee off for a great cause! The 2011 Golf Tournament will begin with a shotgun start at noon at Pinetree County Club. Funds raised will support the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History’s community and educational outreach programs and will assist the Museum in the preservation of its archival and artifact materials. Registration includes participation in the tournament, a progressive lunch and the opportunity to win prizes! There are just a few spots left. To register for or sponsor this event, visit southernmuseum.org and download the application, or call 770.427.2117 ext 3183.
Through the Ages: A Living History Timeline
The Old Guard of the Gate City Guard Exhibit
May 28—October 16
Mommy & Me
Designed for pre-school age children ages three to five years old and their caregivers, the Museum’s history, themes and exhibits provide a fun and exciting starting point for educational activities.
May 5 • 10 AM
This Train – Steam, Diesel, Bullet
What is your favorite type of train?
May 12 • 10 AM
Let’s play some favorite games from long ago.
May 19 • 10 AM
A-Camping We Will Go
What will you need for a camping trip?
May 26 • 10 AM
Curious George Takes a Train
George “helps” at the train station.
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.
May 21 • 10 AM
Medals of Honor
Design your own medal of honor in recognition of Armed Forces Day.
General Overlook Now Open!
For the first time, visitors to the Museum can view the General locomotive from the balcony in the viewing room. From this new vantage point, you get a spectacular view of the control room and water tank. Be sure to check it out on your next visit!
About The Southern Museum
A Smithsonian Institution affiliate, the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History features collections of rare Civil War weapons, uniforms and other personal items; an exciting exhibit about the Great Locomotive Chase, including the General locomotive; and a full-scale replica of a locomotive factory that helped rebuild the South after the war. The Jolley Education Center features a variety of hands-on exhibits to inspire a love of learning in children. During the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, the Southern Museum will be hosting numerous events that will explore topics relevant to this tumultuous time in history. Visit the Museum’s calendar of events at southernmuseum.org for a list of activities and events.
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 4-12, and free for children three and under. For more information, visit our website at southernmuseum.org or call us at 770.427.2117.