• Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

    Kennesaw Mountain

    National Battlefield Park Georgia

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  • Increased Traffic Expected June 26, 2014 through June 29, 2014

    Local residents and commuters should expect increased traffic around Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in relation to the 150th Anniversary programming in the park. More »

  • Parking Lot Closures June 26, 2014 through June 29, 2014

    Several parking lots including the Visitor Center, the Mountain Top, and the Cheatham Hill parking lots will be closed to visitors June 26, 2014 through June 29, 2014. More »

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:
  • From your own personal experience(s);
  • Recollections of other's experiences that you have witnessed;
  • From the past or present - there is no time period restriction
This project queries the public for stories that cover nearly every variety of social issues including:
  • Race & Ethnicity

  • Religion

  • Gender & Sexuality
    - Women's Rights
    - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual Rights

  • Disabilities/Impairments
    - Physical
    - Intellectual
    - Emotional

  • Immigration
  • - Culture vs. Nationality

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 Information:
Please complete the submission and release forms found here and here. You may submit your forms via email at e-mail us or fax at 770-528-8398.

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?

On a beautiful fall day, the colors of the trees make the deadliest part of Kennesaw Mountain battle look serene.

In the spring and summer of 1864, some of the most important events to affect the outcome of the Civil War occurred in North Georgia. Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield commemorates these events, as well as preserving the battleground of Kennesaw Mountain. The Mountain's history precedes the Civil War.