Trains Galore at the Southern Museum in Kennesaw

KENNESAW, Ga. – The Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History will kick off its packed 2012 calendar of eventswith a family day focusing on all aspects of trains, ranging from songs to models to historic artifacts.
 
The “Trains, Trains, Trains” event will be held from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, in the museum's Jolley Education Center.

This family event will include train crafts, operating model trains and tips and techniques for building a home layout. The event will also include interactive activities, including a train-themed story time, a Thomas & Friends activity center, railroad music and vendors selling a variety of train-related items.

In addition to the day's events, visitors have an opportunity to explore the museum's permanent exhibits to learn about the General, a locomotive involved in the Great Locomotive Chase, one of the Civil War's most thrilling episodes. The museum also includes a full-scale replica of Glover Machine Works, a locomotive factory in nearby Marietta that helped rebuild the South after the war.

Each Thursday in January, the museum will also be hosting its Mommy & Me events, designed for preschool children three to five-years-old and their caregivers. The events – held at 10 a.m. on Thursdays in January and free with museum admission – provide a fun and exciting starting point for educational activities.

Museum admissionis $7.50 for adults, $6.50 for seniors, $5.50 for children ages 4-12 and free for children three and under; coupons and discounts will not be accepted on the day of the event.The museum is located at 2829 Cherokee Street in downtown Kennesaw.

For more information about the Mommy & Me events, contact the museum's Early Childhood Educator at (770) 427.2117, Ext. 3173 or children@southernmuseum.org. For more information, call (770) 427-2117, visit southernmuseum.orgor follow the museum at facebook.com/southernmuseum.

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