Kennesaw Mountain museum to close five weeks for $59K lighting revamp

The museum at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park has a brighter future ahead.

Staff will close the museum for an estimated five weeks to overhaul the lighting system inside.

Marjorie Thomas, who handles programming at the park, said Monday that the closure will start in early October in order to be open in time for the busy Thanksgiving season.

Lighting is a common complaint, she said. “It is brought to our attention that it is dimly lit.”

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Thomas said they put in the request a couple years ago and were just recently approved to get $59,000.

The new taxpayer-funded shine will also apply to the lobby and the offices where park staff work.

The LED system also has another advantage: It’s softer on the more delicate artifacts like linens and papers.

“From a preservation standpoint, this move will be a really good thing,” she said.

There are 195 items that will need to be moved and put back, she said. Basically, that’s everything but the cannon.

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