150th Anniversary the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain – June 27-29

Battlefield datesThe National Park Service announces the details of the upcoming commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain. Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park will offer three days of commemorative programs, battlefield tours, and living history demonstrations at sites throughout the park from June 26–29, 2014.

June 27, 2014, marks 150 years since Union Major General William T. Sherman launched his frontal assault at Kennesaw Mountain against the Confederate Army of Tennessee, led by General Joseph E. Johnston. The battle was a tactical defeat for the Union army, and was General Sherman’s last frontal assault of the Atlanta Campaign..

Evening programs will be available every night during the commemoration.  On Friday June 27 at 7:30 p.m. popular musical historian and composer, Bobby Horton, will open for Claire Lynch, Female Vocalist of the Year from the International Bluegrass Music Association.  On Saturday June 28 at 8:30 p.m. the park will rededicate the Illinois Monument at Cheatham Hill; this program will include speakers from Georgia and Illinois, a wreath laying, and 3,400 luminaries representing the lives lost during the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain.

Finally, a closing ceremony will be held on Sunday, June 29 at 5:00 p.m. featuring keynote speaker Rebecca Burns, author and lecturer on Southern and Atlanta history and Dr. Oral Moses and the Georgia Symphony Choir.

The Kennesaw Mountain Trail Club has partnered with the National Park Service to raise funds and recruit volunteers for the 150th Anniversary Commemoration.  The group has also created a special website for the event, where visitors can learn about events leading up to the commemoration, commemoration events, frequently asked questions, and how to support the 150th events.  More information on the group’s efforts can be found on   Dates, times, and events are listed under events on the website.
CANNONS part of the 150th Commemorationencampment at kennesaw mtn battlefield


Downtown Woodstock Goes Mobile with New App

4264_90275703253_2264493_nThe Woodstock Downtown Development Authority is proud to introduce the new Visit Woodstock App for iPhone, iPad, and Android users. The app debuted this month and is free to download. The app allows you to explore Downtown Woodstock at your own pace. On the app you will be able to find information about the wonderful  stores & restaurants in Downtown Woodstock, check out the event calendar for info on exciting upcoming events in Downtown Woodstock, learn more about attractions such as the Elm Street Cultural Arts Village, and a map to show where all these great businesses, attractions and events are located. For visitors to Woodstock the app will also include useful information on the hotels located in the City of Woodstock. Another great feature of the app is  a notification system which will allow users of the app to receive updates on events in Downtown Woodstock and specials being offered by Downtown businesses.

With the increased popularity of apps people are increasingly using mobile devices to find information to help plan their free time. The Visit Woodstock App will offer useful info both to residents and visitors to Woodstock to help both fully enjoy all that Downtown Woodstock has to offer.

Whether visiting or living in Woodstock, you’ll discover how easy it is to find and enjoy the things you love with the Visit Woodstock App. Turn your smartphone or mobile device into a personal tour guide with information on attractions and dining & shopping opportunities. The app is available through the App Store for iPhone and iPad users, or on Google Play for Android devices, just search “Visit Woodstock” to find the app.

The Visit Woodstock app is great addition to the websites that already offer great info on Downtown Woodstock.,, and all are great sites that can help the user discover all that Downtown Woodstock has to offer.

In the past few years Downtown Woodstock has earned the repetition as being one of the best downtown areas in the state of Georgia. When you visit you will be amazed at the shopping, dining, and entertainment options you will find. The Visit Woodstock app is the perfect tool to help you learn all that awaits you in Downtown Woodstock during your next visit.

Downtown Woodstock holds a world of Southern charm with great deals, historic ambience, and a strong sense of community. Downtown Woodstock awaits your visit.

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