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1864-1Southern Museum to Host Members-Only Event to Kick Off ‘1864’ Exhibit

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 … Continue reading 

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1864-1Summer of 1864 Still Resonates 150 Years Later

By Jonathan Scott, curator of the Southern Museum This summer marks the sesquicentennials of General William T. Sherman’s Atlanta Campaign and March to the Sea, two military episodes that forever changed the Georgia landscape. While it’s been 150 years since … Continue reading 

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Blue Ridge Scenic Railway Trip Supports Southern Museum

Proceeds from the March 22 excursion on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway benefit the Kennesaw Museum Foundation in its support of the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History. [View the story “Blue Ridge Scenic Railway Trip Supports Southern … Continue reading 

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1864-1Southern Museum to Commemorate Sesquicentennial of Atlanta Campaign, Sherman’s March

The Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History will commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Atlanta Campaign and the final full year of the Civil War with a special exhibit. From May 3 until July 20, precisely 150 years after … Continue reading 

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Perishable Foods- 1st place18th Annual Great Locomotive Chase Golf Tournament Set for April 28

The Kennesaw Museum Foundation will host the 18th Annual Great Locomotive Chase Golf Tournament on April 28 at Pinetree Country Club in Kennesaw. Registration for the tournament opens at 10:00 a.m. on the day of the tournament. The welcoming ceremony … Continue reading 

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Working on the Railroad summer camp 2012 021Southern Museum Summer Camps Feature Railroad Theme

All aboard for exciting summer camp programs at The Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History, located at 2829 Cherokee Street in downtown Kennesaw. Camp will be held on June 2-6 and again on June 23 – 27, from … Continue reading 

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March 22 Blue Ridge Scenic Railway Excursion to Benefit Kennesaw Museum Foundation

Proceeds from the March 22 excursion on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway will benefit the Kennesaw Museum Foundation in its support of the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History. The train departs Blue Ridge at 11 a.m. and … Continue reading 

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DSC_5796Southern Museum Gala Will Honor Fred D. Bentley Sr.

The Kennesaw Museum Foundation will honor local attorney Fred D. Bentley Sr. during its annual fundraising gala. The event, “An Evening with the General,” is scheduled from 6:30-9 p.m. on Friday, March 7, at the Southern Museum of Civil War … Continue reading 

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Trains 2014_001Huge Attendance for Southern Museum’s Fourth Annual Trains, Trains, Trains

More than 2,000 people turned out Saturday for the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History’s fourth annual Trains, Trains, Trains event. Museum visitors explored model train layouts, vendors selling train-themed wares and various activities geared toward families. “We’re … Continue reading 

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01_470List: Why It’s Okay to Like Trains…No Matter Your Age

In advance of the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History’s “Trains, Trains, Trains” event on Jan. 25, the Museum’s staff researched the many reasons it is acceptable to like trains at every age. Here are eight reasons everyone, … Continue reading 

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