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Banz: Celebrating Railroads and Their Importance Throughout History

By Dr. Richard Banz Executive Director, Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History On Saturday, May 11, we celebrate National Train Day, a day Amtrak created in 2008, a time to explore the considerable impact the railroad has on our state, region and country. In Georgia, railroads ... Continue Reading

Southern Museum Celebrating National Train Day With Special Programs, Admission Deal

The Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History will celebrate National Train Day on Saturday, May 11, with special programs and an admission deal. The museum will offer a flat admission of $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 4-12. Visitors must mention National ... Continue Reading

Southern Museum to Offer 2013 Summer Camps

The Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History, located at 2829 Cherokee Street in downtown Kennesaw, will offer exciting summer camp programs in June. Camps will be interactive, allowing participants to use their imagination and creativity while discovering railroads, the Civil War and local ... Continue Reading

Southern Museum Executive Director to Speak at Paterson, New Jersey, Event in April

Dr. Richard Banz, executive director of the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History, will be the featured guest speaker during an event commemorating the 151st Anniversary of the Great Locomotive Chase. The Lionel Collectors Club of America (LCCA) will host an all-day event in ... Continue Reading

Banz: Great Locomotive Chase Shows Civil War Didn’t Just Happen on the Battlefield

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania – To many, the Civil War is about the action that took place on the battlefields. But, the Great Locomotive Chase is a bit of an anomaly: the episode occurred behind enemy lines and wasn’t confined to a battlefield. It is, however, inextricably linked ... Continue Reading

Hundreds Turn Out for Southern Museum’s Inaugural Museum Night

The ominous threat of bad weather wasn’t enough to deter the more than 300 people who turned out to the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History to help celebrate its 10th birthday. During the inaugural Museum Night, guests had the rare chance to climb ... Continue Reading

Southern Museum Executive Director to Speak at National Civil War Museum

Dr. Richard Banz, executive director of the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History, will lecture later this month at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Banz will speak at 2 p.m. on March 24 about the Great Locomotive Chase. The famed Civil ... Continue Reading

Climb aboard the General during Southern Museum’s ‘Museum Night’

The Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History is celebrating its 10th birthday with an evening of family-friendly activities aimed at offering visitors a unique look at the museum and its exhibits. Continue Reading

Southern Museum Receives $40,000 Donation From Robert and Hazel Eubanks Foundation

A $40,000 grant from the Robert and Hazel Eubanks Foundation will help fund the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History’s research center. Marietta resident Gary F. Eubanks, a member of the museum foundation’s Board of Trustees, presented the gift to Dr. Richard Banz, the ... Continue Reading

What Are Your Favorite Train Memories?

By Dr. Richard Banz The holidays make trains even more special. Toy trains above all have become synonymous with holiday tradition. How many of us remember that special holiday layout under the tree or marveling at toy trains through shop windows or in public displays? A great ... Continue Reading

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