Junior Ranger Day for Kids at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
On Saturday, May 3, 2008, KennesawMountainNationalBattlefieldPark will host Junior Ranger Day activities from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. All activities will take place at the battlefield’s VisitorCenter. Junior Ranger Day is a national event in conjunction with National Park Week that encourages youth to visit and learn at our nation’s federal park sites. Kids will have the chance to earn special, limited edition Junior Ranger badges and certificates after completing a junior ranger day worksheet. Other activities for the day include free face painting, Civil War-era games, a costume contest, art competition, and photos with Kenny, the Kennesaw Bison. Come out to win prizes and have a great time. The day is sure to be fun and, best of all, it’s free!
11: 00 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Free face painting from “The People Painters”
Parents take your kids’ picture with Kenny, the Kennesaw Bison
Preview art contest submissions
Costume contest sign-up (until 1:00)
12: 00 p.m. Hoop rolling contest
12:30 p.m. Art contest winners announced
Kids age five to seventeen are encouraged to illustrate the 1864 Battle of KennesawMountain through art! Be creative and put “paint to paper.”
1:00 p.m. Cup and Ball contest
Kids age five to seventeen can come dressed in their nineteenth century best! Maybe you would like to be your favorite Civil War hero for a day? Or is dressing in corsets your thing? Either way, come dressed as authentically as you can as a citizen of the 19th century!
1:30 p.m. Costume contest judging begins
Did You Know?
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.