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A Conversation With Al Ward, the Oldest Living Descendant of Raider Wilson W. Brown

The descendants of Wilson W. Brown this weekend will donate a 110-year-old Medal of Honor to the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History. In April 1862, Brown was one of The Andrews’ Raiders, a group of Union soldiers who stole the locomotive “General” and ... Continue Reading

Southern 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 the keynote address during the event, ... Continue Reading

Summer 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 Sherman and his troops wreaked havoc on ... Continue Reading

Georgia’s Southern Museum Offers Teachers, Students Unique Educational Experience

The Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History, located in Kennesaw, Ga., offers educational opportunities for students of all ages. Through tours and programs that can be tailored to meet teachers’ needs, the museum’s offerings reinforce classroom learning by connecting information from textbooks and lesson ... Continue Reading

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 Museum" on Storify] Continue Reading

Southern 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 Union troops under Gen. William T. ... Continue Reading

18th 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 is scheduled for 11:30 a.m., a ... Continue Reading

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 travels north along the Toccoa River, ... Continue Reading

Southern 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 & Locomotive History. Bentley’s law firm ... Continue Reading

Southern Museum, LCCA to Host Autism Awareness Day

The Southern Museum, in conjunction with Autism Speaks and the Lionel Collectors Club of America (LCCA), will host a special day for families affected by autism on March 1 from 9 am - noon. Three different types of model train layouts for children of different ages ... Continue Reading

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