The Mountain Road Will Be Closed May 13th and 14th.
The mountain road will be closed May 13th and 14th. Various patchwork will be occurring throughout the park during the month of May. Closures will not be necessary but some parking areas may be limited at times.
Lane Closures on Old Highway 41 (Barrett Parkway Project Construction)
Barrett Parkway Project will require lane closures on Old 41 Highway, east of Ernest Barrett Parkway (the Kennesaw Mountain side). Lane closures will occur February 9 - June 18, 2013, with peak traffic hours (6-9 am and 4-7 pm, weekdays) not affected.
Contact Information Regarding Lane Closures
Area traffic is encouraged to use other routes to avoid major delays. Contact Cobb County Department of Transportation for more information at 528-1653 or visit http://dot.cobbcountyga.gov/project-updates.htm More »
PBSs Popular History Detectives Series Seeks Historic Items Related to National Parks
The PBS is looking for items having to do with America's National Parks in a lead up to the Fall 2009 debut of Ken Burn's new documentary series, The National Parks: America's Best Idea. PBS's hit series History Detectives is issuing a call for any National Park-related items with historical significance. The historic finds will be broadcast during the seventh season of History Detectives airing throughout summer 2009, with selected items' owners being interviewed nationally on PBS. This presents the opportunity for those curious about their National Park-related items to have them professionally investigated and evaluated.
History Detectives is hosted by the four history detectives: Wesley Cowan, founder and owner of Cowan's Auctions, Inc. in Cincinnati, Ohio and internationally recognized expert in historic Americana; Elyse Luray, an appraiser, licensed auctioneer and historian of popular culture; Gwendolyn Wright, professor of architecture, planning and preservation and professor of history at Columbia University; and Tukufu Suberi, head of the sociology department and director of the Center for Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.
Item submissions are now being accepted. To submit historical items for consideration go to: www.pbs.org/historydetectives and click the "Submit Your Story" box in the lower left corner of the homepage.
Did You Know?
Confederate armies were usually named for states or regions where they campaigned, while union armies were named after major rivers. Thus the Confederate Army of Tennessee opposed to the Union Army of the Tennessee.