The North Georgia Relic Hunters recently sponsored its 41st Annual Southeastern Civil War and Antique Gun Show at the Cobb County Civic Center. This event was held on Saturday, August 10th and Sunday, August 11th. The event (entrance fee of $6 for adults with veterans and children under 10 free) featured over 230 tables of:

• Dug relics

• Guns and swords

• Books

• Frameable Prints

• Metal Detectors

• Artillery Items

• Currency

This show helps support the club’s yearly donations to many historical community organizations.

At the show, children and families will see and touch (with permission from the dealer) many different type of historical items that were used by soldiers in the American Civil War. Vendors described the various items to enable children and families to learn more about each item and to give the person an opportunity to touch the history of items their family members may have used in the Civil War.

This show allowed one to get “up close” to items to the extent that one normally is not allowed to do in museums – while at the same time a knowledgeable person is able to describe the item to the viewer in detail.

Guests speakers were also on hand to present historical lectures and storytelling on various topics related to this period in our history.