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The General by W.G. Kurtz Welcome to the "Unofficial" Kennesaw Civil War Museum Online!
,The New Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History is OPEN! Grand Opening Photos March 30th 2003

Kennesaw Special Exhibits!

Polar Express Adventure Returns to the Southern Museum
The Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History is bringing back its popular Polar Express Adventure event this December. The special holiday event is scheduled from 5-9 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. The Polar Express Adventure follows the City of Kennesaw's annual Christmas celebration, parade and tree lighting ceremony.

Portraits in Gray: A Civil War Photography Exhibition
Featuring the collection of David Wynn Vaughan.

Private collector David Wynn Vaughan of Atlanta, GA has arguably the largest collection of Civil War Confederate images in the nation, many of them identified. The exhibition features 70 images in nine thematic sections. One section highlights his rare collection of eight of the known 12 portraits of cadets at the Georgia Military Institute. Other sections include Citizen Soldiers, Snapshots in Time, Civil War Photography, Dressed for the Photographer, Brothers in Arms, Youth at War and Bowie Knives and Muskets. Borrowing institutions have many opportunities to feature their Civil War artifacts and photographs within the exhibition, as well.

"The entire collection is exceptionally rare and gives us insight into the human face of the American Civil War, as well as the importance of the photographers and photography of the period, and the valuable visual record they left behind, former Curator Mike Bearrow said.

The exhibition began traveling in January 2009 and the Southern Museum is currently seeking venues to host this wonderful exhibition.

The Other Great Locomotive Chase Click Here for Windows Media Movie Trailer!
The Year is 1864, Grant is laying Siege to the city of Petersburg. 'TOGLC' is a recreation of an event that took place along the USMRR line out of City Point, Virginia. This is the rail line that General Grant had rebuilt and extended to supply Union Troops encircling the city. Based on the personal account of U.S. Captain William O'Brien; it is the story of an event that history had forgotten.
Buster Keaton Stars in The GeneralClick for Real Player Movie from Like Television!
"The genius of Buster Keaton is fully developed, as he plays Johnnie Gray - the engineer of his beloved train called The General" - LikeTelevision

English Engineer Fred's The General

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English Live Steam! Photos, Videos and a Scale Replica of the General from England!

David Cunningham's 6.25 Scale Locomotive General

All Wood General !!
David Cunningham's 6.25 Scale Wooden General from Magnificent Woodworkings in Christiansburg Virginia.
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Smithsonian Affiliations Program
As a member of the program, the Southern Museum will have the opportunity to incorporate artifacts from the Smithsonian Institution's collections, such as Civil War or transportation relics, into its own exhibits. The Museum will also host exhibits from the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES). Membership in the Smithsonian Institution Affiliation Program also allows the Museum access to Smithsonian historians who will give periodic lectures on topics ranging from the Civil War to the history of railroads.
E. Warren Clark
(on Cow Catcher) photographer and lecturer, located the "General" in 1892 on a siding at Vinings,GA. He had the idea of restoring "General" and exhibiting it at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. This led to "General" being on display for over 100 years!
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