Southern Museum to Host Members-Only Event to Kick Off ‘1864’ Exhibit | Southern Museum

The Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History will host a members-only event on May 2 to kick off the Museum’s new “1864” special exhibit.

Wayne Motts, director of the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, Pa., will deliver the keynote address during the event, which starts at 7 p.m. on May 2. The temporary exhibit is open to the public from May 3 until July 20, precisely 150 years after Union troops under Gen. William T. Sherman wreaked havoc on the north Georgia landscape.

The “1864” exhibit features letters, interactive lessons and a number of never-before-displayed artifacts that identify how the tactics of warfare changed and the war’s effect on soldiers and civilians alike. On Fridays through Sundays throughout the duration of the exhibit, Southern Museum staff will offer interpretive programs aimed to enhance the visitor experience of the display.

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