Railroad Rendezvous is our biggest summer event! We are featuring a live iron pour, weather permitting, that is presented by our partners in the Master Craftsmen program at Kennesaw State University, which demonstrates early 18th-century manufacturing in a really distinctive way. The Glover Machine Works, a significant part of the museum’s collection, built locomotives in Marietta at the turn of the 20th-century using this same process. Visitors can carve a “scratch block,” which then will be cast, preserving their design in iron to take home. The event also features model trains, crafts for kids, and a hands-on Piston Workshop, where visitors can build their own piston-powered machine. This is also our annual opportunity to enjoy the “Board the General!” experience, where visitors can hop aboard the locomotive and get a photo for an additional fee.