Special Exhibits

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Brain Train: Summer S.T.E.A.M. Workshop Series

Hop aboard the Brain Train to create, invent, and experiment! Join us on the second Wednesday of each month for a summer S.T.E.A.M. workshop.  Each workshop will focus on a different train-themed topic and will include an introduction plus hands-on experimentation.  Create, test, refine, and ... Continue Reading

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Camp McDonald Day

The Southern Museum will host a public program at the Museum on June 10, 9:30 am – 5 pm, highlighting the anniversary and early history of Camp McDonald. Established on June 11, 1861 during the beginning of the Civil War, Camp McDonald served as a ... Continue Reading

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“National Train Day” Model Train Market Show

The Museum is proud to partner with the Train Collectors Association to present the first-ever National Train Day Model Train Market Show on Saturday, May 13, 2017 9:30 am - 2:30 pm! This traditional model train vendor show will feature historic Lionel and American Flyer ... Continue Reading

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Sensory Friendly Afternoons

Join us on the last Tuesday of each month for a Sensory Friendly Afternoon!  From 2:00 pm- 5:00 pm, the museum will be transformed into a sensory-friendly environment.  We welcome visitors with Autism Spectrum Disorder, sensory processing issues, or special needs to explore the Museum ... Continue Reading


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 Questions@SouthernMuseum.org. Continue Reading

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