The Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History will host an iron pour at its annual Railroad Rendezvous July 20.

Kennesaw museum to host iron pouring at annual Railroad Rendezvous

The Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History in Kennesaw will host an event to allow residents to learn more about the science of iron pouring at its Railroad Rendezvous family event. 

The museum’s event, held in partnership with Kennesaw State University, will host iron pours Saturday, July 20 at  the annual summer event that “celebrates the history of railroads and the individuals who worked on them.”

Attendees will be able to prepare their own scratch block design and watch it take shape through an iron pour and live furnace. If you prefer to stay out of the heat, you’ll be able to check out various train layouts, child-friendly activities and take a peek at the interior of the General Locomotive and the museum’s permanent exhibits.

The cost of admission is $10 for adults, $8 for residents age 60 and over, $5 for military and college students, $5 or children ages 3 to 17 and free for toddlers age 2 and younger. You should note there’s an additional $5 charge to board the General Locomotive and $10 for an iron pour scratch block. Proceeds will go to the Kennesaw Museum Foundation and the KSU School of Art and Design. 

Museum hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information about the museum, visit its website or call 770-427-2117. 


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