Kennesaw Anniversary to Be Commemorated During Taste of Kennesaw | Southern Museum

City leaders and local dignitaries will participate in a Saturday ceremony commemorating the 125th anniversary of the Kennesaw city charter.

The event is scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday at Depot Park during the annual Taste of Kennesaw.

The program will include acknowledgment of past and present civic leaders as well as some surprises. City staff will be sponsoring a booth containing displays depicting a timeline of Kennesaw’s history including photos, maps and articles.

In addition, T-shirts, lapel pins and commemorative coins featuring a logo designed by Kennesaw Mountain High School student Rachel Fred will be available for sale. 

“Kennesaw has a rich and eventful heritage, and anniversaries like this one present the perfect opportunity to revisit and celebrate our past,” Mayor Mark Mathews said.  “Our city has come such a long way from a railroad shanty town to the vibrant, progressive community it is today.”

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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, 150th anniversary 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 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.


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