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Upcoming events: History Center’s ‘Citizens and Soldiers’; Booth Western Museum’s ‘Cowboy Symposium’

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A solider encampment (featuring actor Kevin Edmiston) is re-created at Smith Family Farm during Citizens and Soldiers, an annual Atlanta History Center program teaching about the Civil War. The family program will be held March 14. CONTRIBUTED BY ATLANTA HISTORY CENTER
A solider encampment (featuring actor Kevin Edmiston) is re-created at Smith Family Farm during Citizens and Soldiers, an annual Atlanta History Center program teaching about the Civil War. The family program will be held March 14. CONTRIBUTED BY ATLANTA HISTORY CENTER

A solider encampment (featuring actor Kevin Edmiston) is re-created at Smith Family Farm during Citizens and Soldiers, an annual Atlanta History Center program teaching about the Civil War. The family program will be held March 14. CONTRIBUTED BY ATLANTA HISTORY CENTER

‘Citizens and Soldiers’ puts Civil War in sights

On Saturday, the Atlanta History Center will host “Citizens and Soldiers,” a family-friendly program that presents the Civil War from different perspectives — the soldiers on the field, families on the home front and the enslaved.

The 11 a.m.-4 p.m. event features encampments, reenactments and demonstrations on the 1860s Smith Family Farm. Inside the museum, there will be tours of the long-term Civil War exhibition “Turning Point: The American Civil War” as well as “Confederate Odyssey: The George W. Wray Collection,” an exhibit of nearly 200 rare and one-of-a-kind artifacts used by the gray side whose run wraps March 15.

Other highlights include Meet the Past presentations involving figures such as Union spy Mary Elizabeth Bowser; firing demonstrations of muskets and other weapons; a Civil War variety show showcasing daring feats and period music; and “Cast Iron Chef” competitions.

$16.50; ages 65 and up and students 13 and up, $13; ages 4-12, $11. 130 W. Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta. 404-814-4000, atlantahistorycenter.com/family.

 

A cowpoke carves brisket during the Cooking up vittles at the Southeastern Cowboy Gathering's Chuck-Wagon Cook-Off, to be held 8 a.m.-noon March 14 at the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville. CONTRIBUTED BY BOOTH WESTERN ART MUSEUM

Cooking up vittles at the Southeastern Cowboy Gathering’s Chuck-Wagon Cook-Off, to be held 8 a.m.-noon March 14 at the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville. CONTRIBUTED BY BOOTH WESTERN ART MUSEUM

Cowboy Gathering at Booth Museum
It takes a lot of rope to lasso all the action offered as a part of the 11th Annual Southeastern Cowboy Gathering, Thursday through Saturday at Cartersville’s Booth Western Art Museum.

A sampling: a Thursday gallery walk, exhibit opening reception and lecture by featured artist Clyde Aprevig. And on Saturday, a Chuck Wagon Cook-off starting at 8 a.m., capped by the meal ($15) at noon; a fancy gun tricks demonstration at 1 p.m.; children’s activities from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and a 7 p.m. western singer-songwriter showcase at the Grand Theatre ($25).

Unless noted, events free with Booth admission: $10, $8 age 65 and up, $7 students with an ID, free age 12 and under. 501 Museum Drive, Cartersville. 770-387-1300, www.boothmuseum.org/events/gathering.


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