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Trains, Trains, Trains

The Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History will hold a special locomotive-themed event Saturday.

in Kennesaw will celebrate locomotive history and lore with its Trains, Trains, Trains event this weekend.

The event will take place Saturday, Jan. 21, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the Jolley Education Center, according to a release from the museum.

The day will include crafts, operating model trains and tips and techniques for building a home layout. There will also be interactive activities, including a train-themed story time, activity center, railroad music and vendors selling train-related items, said the release.

A day devoted to trains wouldn't be complete without a stop at the General exhibit. The famous Civil War locomotive involved in the Great Locomotive Chase is permanently housed in the museum.

For more information, call 770-427-2117, visit southernmuseum.org or follow the museum at facebook.com/southernmuseum.

Where: Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History, 2829 Cherokee St. in downtown Kennesaw.

When: Saturday, Jan. 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission Price: $7.50 for adults, $6.50 for seniors, $5.50 for children ages 4-12 and free for children 3 and under. Coupons and discounts will not be accepted the day of the event. 

Joe Bozeman January 19, 2012 at 06:34 PM
I encourage everyone to attend this event. It will be a fun and educational day for everyone. Dave Ibata and I will be in the General room all day answering questions about the locomotive and The Great Locomotive Chase. If you have never visited the Kennesaw Depot or been through the pedestrian tunnel, please visit them also. The Wilbur Kurtz paintings in the tunnel give a pictorial history in great detail of the chase and the depot has a wonderful display of Kennesaw and railroad history.
Todd DeFeo January 20, 2012 at 03:09 PM
Also, we'll be giving free t-shirts to the first 100 attendees to the Southern Museum for the “Trains, Trains, Trains” event. (posted on behalf of the museum)

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