The Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History, in partnership with Kennesaw State University's School of Art and Design, will host an iron pour on July 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. as part of their Railroad Rendezvous, an annual summer family event celebrating the history of railroads.

Participants can discover the science and skill behind the casting process by preparing their own unique scratch block design and watching it come to life through a live iron pour with a functioning furnace. Indoors there will be train layouts, including the Atlantic Coast S-Gaugers’ 30-foot by 30-foot layout and the North Georgia Tinplate Trackers’ popular O-gauge layout, along with other railroad-themed fun.

There will also be the "Board the General" experience, which is a rare opportunity to take a closer look around the cab of the famous Civil War locomotive in the Great Locomotive Chase, and a chance for a quick photo.

Museum admission is free for members; $10 for adults; $8 for seniors, over age 60; $5 for military and university students; $5 for children, ages 3-17; and free for children 2 and under. There is an additional fee of $5 to board The General, including members; and $10 for an iron pour scratch block. Funds go toward the support of the Kennesaw Museum Foundation and the KSU School of Art and Design.

The Southern Museum is located at 2829 Cherokee Street in downtown Kennesaw.

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