Wednesday, July 15, 2009
On Saturday, July 11th, the Kennesaw Southern Museum hosted an event "Night at the Southern Museum". It was based on the movie "Night at the Museum." In preparing for the event, the museum contacted the Ga 501st in hopes of getting Vader and some Stormtroopers. Little did they know just how many volunteers they would have for that event. Not only did they have Vader, Stormtroopers, a Clone, a Biker Scout and some Tie Fighter Pilots, they had pirates, WWII soldiers, WWII Officers, Rosie the Riveter, R2D2 and the Batmobile - and those are just the ones I can think of! While there was a large contingency of characters associated with the Ga 501st, there were many other character volunteers as well; Queen Elizabeth, Jack the Ripper, Ben Franklin, Sherman, Joan of Arc, Attila the Hun and more!
The premise was basically the same as the movie; the displays at the museum have come to life. It was fun to interact and pick on the museum guests. It was even more fun to interact with each other's characters!
The doors opened to museum guests at 5pm and they closed at 8pm. During that 3 hours, they had 1100 guests file through museum. I was impressed with the number of attendees. I have spoken to Cindy, Harper and a couple of other museum personnel this week and they have told me repeatedly about the high praises from the museum guests that night. I'm just glad the event went well and raised some much needed funds for the museum.
Since I was pirating and we had to stay in character for the entire evening, I was not able to take any pictures. Thank goodness for Trooper Danny! Almost every picture below are ones that he took Saturday night.
Here is a taste of the different characters roaming that night...
Here are some of the 501st adventures...
Darrell, Jesse, Noel and I played pirate that night and we met some new piratical friends; Braze, Stynky and Cascabel.
Of course, there is a behind-the-scenes at all events. Here are a few random shots...