ECW Weekender: 4th Annual Collector’s Showcase at Kennesaw State University

In Georgia and looking for something to do tomorrow? Head over to The Center for the Study of the Civil War Era at Kennesaw State University and check out their annual collector’s showcase.

You’ll be able to view rare and highly collectible items from the 1860’s and meet some the country’s top collectors who will be presenting some of their most unique items! Need a list of what you’ll get to see? Rare carbines, images, shells, revolvers, rifles, cartridge boxes, buttons, buckles, uniforms, sheet music, prints, rifles, diaries, letters, flags…and more.

Looking for all the event details? Here’s the official press release:

The Center for the Study of the Civil War Era at Kennesaw State University is excited to announce our Fourth Annual Collector’s Showcase!

This year’s Showcase promises to be as special as the earlier versions and involve many of the same collectors that you have come to enjoy, as well as some new faces that will be traveling to Kennesaw for the first time. Each of these individuals is always ready to share the expertise they have gained and the items that have come to have special meaning to them. Doors for this enjoyable event will open on Saturday, July 21, from 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M., at KSU’s Continuing Education Center.  The featured presenters this year are Stan Jones and Nicholas Picerno. Although Stan is a perennial favorite at the Showcase, Nick is a newcomer to the event. A retired chief of security at Bridgewater College in Virginia, he serves as an Honorary Member of the Center’s Advisory Board, as well as one of the leading figures involved in Commonwealth’s historic Shenandoah Valley through the Battlefield Foundation there.

Be sure to plan to come see and hear these dynamic individuals and expect to spend time enthralled by each exhibitor as you and your guests make their way from table to table. Those who attend will have the unique opportunity to see these items closely that are normally contained behind glass in museums or held in private collections. It will be an experience not to be missed!

Support from the Georgia Civil War Commission has made this year’s event possible and the organization will have displays and information available concerning their myriad activities. Adult visitors will have the opportunity to donate $5.00 for admission, while members of the Center’s annual Kennesaw Corps, KSU personnel, and students and young people are welcomed with free admission. There is ample free parking and you can drop in and leave as your schedule permits. Please plan to join us for this tremendous experience and bring friends and family members so that they can witness the enthusiasm and excitement for themselves. Their presence at this event may be the spark that ignites their interest for the rest of their lifetimes. We look forward to seeing you on July 21 and at all future Civil War Center events!

DATE:
July 21, 2018

TIME:
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

LOCATION:
KSU Center
RM. 400
3333 Busbee Drive
Kennesaw, GA 30144

COST:
$5 Donation at Door (Kennesaw Corps members, KSU personnel, students and children are welcomed with free admission!)

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KSU Fourth Annual Collector’s Showcase