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Southern Museum, Lionel Collectors to Host Autism Awareness Day

Different types of model train layouts for children of different ages and needs will be provided by the Lionel Collectors Club. Other features include a room with puzzles and activities and special showings of "Story of the Great Locomotive Chase".

The Southern Museum, in conjunction with the Lionel Collectors Club of America (LCCA) and Autism Speaks, will host a special day for families affected by autism on  March 1 from 9 am - noon. 

Three different types of model train layouts for children of different ages and needs will be provided by the Lionel Collectors Club. Other features include a room with puzzles and activities and special showings of the museum’s Story of the Great Locomotive Chase movie. 

Staff and volunteers from Autism Speaks will be present to assist during the event and offer education and support for families with autistic members. 

"The museum staff is looking forward to this collaboration” said Dena Bush, Museum Director of Operations. “We want all our visitors to have a positive museum experience and this partnership will reach out to a community that sometimes is overlooked.” 

Reservations for tickets and further information will be available beginning January 8 on the museum website, southernmuseum.org.  Reservations are recommended. 

For additional information about this event, call Dena Bush at 770-427-2117, ext 3184, or e-mail dbush@kennesaw-ga.gov.

by city of Kennesaw

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