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A Night at the Southern

The Kennesaw Museum Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides philanthropic and programmatic support to the Southern Museum, is pleased to announce A Night at the Southern on Friday, March 3, presented by Atlanta Bonded Warehouse. Continue Reading


Trains, Trains, Trains takes over the Museum in January!

The Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History will host the seventh annual installment of its flagship Trains, Trains, Trains event on Saturday, January 28 and Sunday, January 29. This must-see event for families in the area will be held from 9:30am to 5:00pm ... Continue Reading

Don't miss a visit from Santa!

Polar Express Adventure Returns December 10, 2016!

Immerse yourself in the classic story re-told throughout the museum, with vignettes highlighting the plot and interactive performers bringing the story to life! Visit the Conductor and start your adventure alongside the historic General locomotive, all decked out for the holiday season! Elves will re-create Santa’s ... Continue Reading

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Retrace the Chase with the GLC Bus Tour!

The Southern Museum is pleased to announce its inaugural Great Locomotive Chase bus tour on October 22! This day-long journey will take visitors along the route of the Western & Atlantic Railroad with stops at key locations from the April 12, 1862 event. Get up ... Continue Reading

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Railroad Rendezvous returns July 16th!

Celebrate the history of railroads and the individuals who worked on them! Model Train Layouts! Indoor & outdoor railroad-themed activities! Crafts! Live music! Board the General! “Railroad Rendezvous is a fun opportunity for families to enjoy the museum and learn about railroad jobs like conductors, gandy dancers, and porters,” said Dr. ... Continue Reading

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Dr. Richard Banz Answers Your Radio Show Questions

  [sdy_pl playlist] Join Dr. Banz every Saturday from 2-3pm for his show on Newstalk 1160am, "Seeking Justice and Building Bridges." Every week, he will answer guests' show follow up questions here, so check back for regular updates! Contribute to the discussion! Email your questions to Continue Reading

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Trains Trains Trains Returns in January for a TWO day event!

The Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History will host the sixth annual installment of its highly popular Trains, Trains, Trains event on Saturday, Jan. 30 AND Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016. The event will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days ... Continue Reading

Holiday at Museum

Holiday at the Museum Coming December 5th!

  Kick start your holiday season at the Southern Museum! Bring the whole family to enjoy popcorn and the movie The Polar Express as well as a fun, interactive winter themed train layout at the Museum on Saturday, December 5th! Sit back, relax and enjoy the ... Continue Reading

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Southern Museum to Lead Exhibition and Programs to Memorialize 100th Anniversary of Leo Frank Lynching

Community dialogue, special programs to examine prejudice and bigotry in society then and now “Seeking Justice: The Leo Frank Case Revisited” exhibit to be displayed at the Southern Museum Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University, The Breman Museum and Southern Museum to ... Continue Reading


Kennesaw Museum Foundation Lacing Up for Annual 5K on October 3rd

The Kennesaw Museum Foundation is lacing up its running shoes and sprinting towards the 7th Annual Great Locomotive Chase 5K, sponsored by CSX. This year’s event, to be held October 3 in downtown Kennesaw, is one of the six Kennesaw Grand Prix Series races. All proceeds ... Continue Reading

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