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Southern Museum Raises Money for New Research Center

[caption id="attachment_5122" align="alignnone" width="450"] From left: Dr. Richard Banz, executive director of the Southern Museum; Debbie Underkoffler, Gala Committee Chairperson; Richard “Dick” Hillman; The Honorable Judge Adele Grubbs, Cobb County Superior Court Judge; Kennesaw Mayor Mark Mathews; and Paul Chastain, President of the Kennesaw Museum ... Continue Reading

Southern Museum, Palmer Middle School Partner for Interactive Event

Palmer Middle School and The Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History are partnering to provide an interactive event for Palmer students and their families. The event, scheduled from 10 - noon on Saturday, October 19, challenges middle school students to look deeper at the ... Continue Reading

Travel Channel: Hijacking a Locomotive

The Travel Channel recently featured The Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History and the Great Locomotive Chase. Continue Reading

Southern Museum to Honor Members During Gala

The Kennesaw Museum Foundation and the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History will honor their members during the upcoming Heroes and Legends Gala. The Gala is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Embassy Suites in Kennesaw. Tickets are $125 per person or $1,000 ... Continue Reading

Southern Museum Trustee Gary Eubanks Passes Away

Marietta resident Gary Franklin Eubanks, an ardent trustee of the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History, died Tuesday, Aug. 27, as a result of complications of brain cancer. He was 68. Eubanks was a member of the Kennesaw Museum Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Earlier ... Continue Reading

Kennesaw Museum Foundation Lacing Up for Fifth Annual 5K

The Kennesaw Museum Foundation is lacing up its running shoes and sprinting towards the 5th Annual Great Locomotive Chase 5K on Sept. 7. CSX Transportation is the Title Sponsor for this year’s race in downtown Kennesaw while Kaiser Permanente is the Supporting Sponsor. All proceeds from ... Continue Reading

Dr. Richard Banz to Present ‘Stealing a General in Georgia’ During LCCA Annual Convention

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Dr. Richard Banz, executive director of the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History, will present “Stealing a General in Georgia” during the 43rd annual convention of the Lionel Collectors Club of America (LCCA). Banz will speak at 7:45 p.m. on July ... Continue Reading

Views from the Kennesaw Museum Foundation’s 17th Annual Great Locomotive Chase Golf Tournament

Congratulations to the winners of the Kennesaw Museum Foundation’s 17th Annual Great Locomotive Chase Golf Tournament: 1st place: Perishable Foods 2nd place: Ellison and Ellison 3rd place: City of Kennesaw [caption id="attachment_4807" align="alignnone" width="470" caption="1st place: Perishable Foods"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_4800" align="alignnone" width="470" caption="2nd place: Ellison and Ellison"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_4789" align="alignnone" width="470" ... Continue Reading

Views from National Train Day

[gallery link="file"] The Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History on Saturday, May 11, celebrated National Train Day. Continue Reading

National Train Day: A Conversation With Archivist Sallie Loy

[caption id="attachment_4753" align="alignnone" width="480" caption="Sallie Loy during the Southern Museum's recent Museum Night"][/caption] Today is National Train Day, a day created to celebrate the importance of railroads. In honor of the day, we spoke with Sallie Loy, archivist at the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive ... Continue Reading

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