BENEFITTING THE SOUTHERN MUSEUM
Date : September 18, 2021
Kennesaw Museum Foundation
An integral part of the Kennesaw community, the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History is supported through the efforts of the Kennesaw Museum Foundation.
Established in 1998 by the state of Georgia, the Foundation has grown to a donor base of nearly 1,000 individuals, private foundations and companies. Membership is open to all those who want to support the Southern Museum.
It is the mission of the Kennesaw Museum Foundation Inc. to effect a superior educational environment through philanthropic and programmatic support of the Southern Museum and to identify priorities, direction, and goals defining the Museum’s image and objectives.
KMF is dedicated to raising dollars, forming community partnerships, and expanding museum interpretation to tell a broader and more inclusive narrative A strategic plan All Aboard for 2026 was adopted with a focus on augmenting the museum mission through greater inclusion of southern social history. In 2018, the Centennial Confederate Statues were relocated from the Museum front lobby into a new internal gallery Post Civil War Perspectives: 1865 to present which focuses on how our opinions and memories concerning the Civil War have evolved and continue to change. Through the Silenced Voices initiative, KMF is assisting the Museum by promoting understanding of the southern experience to all people, past and present, regardless of gender, age, race, creed, economic status, religious and non-religious belief, sexual orientation, and heritage.
Building a strong and effective museum requires regional and national involvement. The Southern Museum and/or Kennesaw Museum Foundation is a member of the Smithsonian Affiliations program, American Alliance of Museums, American Association for State and Local History, Society of American Archivists, Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries, Cobb Chamber of Commerce, and Kennesaw Business Association.