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Kennesaw Museum Foundation and The Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History

Kennesaw Museum Foundation

An integral part of the Kennesaw community, the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History is supported through the efforts of the Kennesaw Museum Foundation.

Established in 1998 by the state of Georgia, the Foundation has grown to a donor base of nearly 1,000 individuals, private foundations and companies. Membership is open to all those who want to support the Southern Museum.

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Kennesaw Museum Foundation, Inc. is to create a superior museum environment at the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History by providing philanthropic and programmatic support for special exhibits, artifacts acquisition, educational programs, and community outreach. Founded in 1998, the Kennesaw Museum Foundation identifies the priorities, direction and goals in defining the Museum’s image and objectives.

Led by executive director Richard Banz along with president Dale Hughes of Jeremiah Consulting, Kennesaw Museum Foundation membership is open to all who would like to support the Southern Museum and its activities in and around the community.


The Kennesaw Museum Foundation holds three annual events to raise funds for the educational programming at the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History.

A Night at the Southern

Great Locomotive Chase Golf Tournament

Great Locomotive Chase 5K

A Night of Mystery and Magic

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