Parking Lots and Mountain Road Closing Early
On April 15, 16, and 17, 2014, the Visitor Center parking lot is closing at 5:30 and the mountain road is closing at 4 pm. Visitors are encouraged to use the overflow parking lot and the mountain trail to access the top of the mountain.
150 Stories for 150 Years
"150 Stories for 150 Years of Change" is an effort by Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park to document social change in our community. The Civil War was America's first social upheaval and laid the foundation for other civic revolutions that followed. We are seeking stories about social changes that have had an impact in your community, stories that show a revolutionary change that went against present social norms.
Submitted stories may be:
This project queries the public for stories that cover nearly every variety of social issues including:
We emphasize that submitted stories must express a greater point than simply re-telling a story. The goal is not to dredge up the negativity of the past, but rather to show how we have evolved beyond previous social and civic narrow-mindedness, and how we are still evolving and growing in views on civil rights as a nation.
150th Battle Anniversary of the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain: From Civil War to Civil Rights
The stories will be on display in conjunction with the site's battle anniversary, illustrating social advancement since the Civil War. Stories will later archived at the Battlefield Park and used for educational purposes.
Submission deadline is March 14, 2014. We respectfully ask that you submit your stories well in advance of the deadline date in order to properly review and display your story.
Did You Know?
The Napoleon 12-pound smoothbore cannon was probably the most effective cannon used in the Civil War. Named after Emperor Napolean III of France, it was used extensively by both the Union and Confederate forces. Soldiers liked its reliability and its sturdiness.