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Margaret Mitchell House

3e14d Urbex Midtown Mitchellhouse
Call: (404) 249-7015 or visit www.atlantahistorycenter.com
The house where much of Gone with the Wind was written beckons to tourists and native Atlantans alike who want to understand more about the author of the most popular novel of all time. The house also plays an important part in keeping Atlanta's literary scene alive through regular events with local and national authors. Tours available every half hour.

Jelani Favors: Shelter in a Time of Storm: How Black Colleges Fostered Generations of Leadership and Activism

Wednesday September 25, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
Favors chronicles the development and significance of HBCUs through stories from institutions such as Cheyney State University, Tougaloo College, Bennett College, Alabama State University, Jackson State University, Southern University, and North Carolina A&T. He demonstrates how HBCUs became...
Cost: Free-$10

Atlanta Authors Spotlight ft. Anissa Gray, Jessica Handler, and Gail O'Neill

Tuesday September 17, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
Join us in Midtown as we welcome local writers Anissa Gray and Jessica Handler to discuss their debut fiction titles The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls and The Magnetic Girl.
Cost: Free-$10

Joan Cashin: War Stuff: The Struggle for Human and Environmental Resources in the American Civil War

Thursday September 12, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
In this path-breaking work on the American Civil War, Joan E. Cashin explores the struggle between armies and civilians over the human and material resources necessary to wage war. This war ‘stuff’ included the skills of white Southern civilians as well as such material resources as food, timber, an...
Cost: Free-$10

Lynn Cullen Book Launch: The Sister of Summit Avenue

Monday September 9, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
Taking place in the throes of the Great Depression when jobs were scarce, farms were failing, and families suffered privation, hunger, and worse,The Sisters of Summit Avenue creates an emotional journey of inner strength, redemption, and the ties that bind families together under the best, and worst...
Cost: Free-$10

Jonathan Putnam, A House Divided: A Lincoln And Speed Mystery

Thursday July 18, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
In the winter of 1839, a sensational disappearance rocks Springfield, Illinois. Not one to pass up an opportunity, Abraham Lincoln takes up the case of the accused with the assistance of his best friend Joshua Speed. But just as soon as they begin, Lincoln and Speed find their friendship at grave ri...
Cost: Free-$10

Peachtree Road Race Watch Party

Thursday July 4, 2019 06:30 am EDT
Atlanta History Center Midtown invites you to come party on our front lawn right at 10th & Peachtree Street. Come celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Peachtree Road Race. Cheer on the runners and relax after the race! Grab some patriotic swag, get your face painted, and celebrate history in the ...
Cost: Free

SUMMER WRITING CAMP | MYSTERY IN THE CITY: DYSTOPIA: A CITY IN CRISIS

Monday June 17, 2019 09:30 pm EDT
AGES 9-14 YEARS Using Atlanta landmarks as a guide to explore dystopian themes, let your imagination soar as you examine challenges facing impacted communities. Journey around the city and craft a storyline that asks “How would Atlanta look and feel in a dystopian future?”, “What resources wou...
Cost: $325 - $375

SUMMER WRITING CAMP | SPILLING INK

Monday June 10, 2019 09:30 am EDT
AGES 9-14 YEARS

Up your writing game by writing pocket-sized stories with lots to say! Explore mini sagas, flash fiction, and vignettes and challenge yourself to communicate an idea with only 100-1000 words.

Margaret Mitchell House writing camps provide an opportunity for youth to discover t...
Cost: $325 - $375

LOUIS BAYARD, COURTING MR. LINCOLN

Tuesday May 14, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
When Mary Todd meets Abraham Lincoln in Springfield in winter 1840, he is on no one's shortlist to be president. Rough and reticent, he’s a country lawyer lacking money and manners, living above a dry goods shop, but with a gift for oratory. Mary, a quick, self-possessed debutante with a tireless in...
Cost: Free - $10

TENA CLARK, IN CONVERSATION WITH NATALIE ALLEN | SOUTHERN DISCOMFORT: A MEMOIR

Tuesday April 9, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
Tena Clark was born in 1953 in a tiny Mississippi town close to the Alabama border, where the legacy of slavery and racial injustice still permeated every aspect of life. On the outside, Tena’s childhood looked like a fairy tale. Her father was one of the state’s richest men; her mother was a regal ...
Cost: Free - $10

An Evening With Randall Kenan (In Conversation With James A. Crank), Understanding Randall Kenan

Thursday March 14, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
Presented by Atlanta History Center Please join us for a night celebrating the life and work of North Carolina author Randall Kenan — a writer best known for his novel A Visitation of Spirits (1989) and his collection of stories Let the Dead Bury Their Dead (1992), which was a finalist for the Nat...
Cost: Free - $10

B.A. SHAPIRO AND TIM JOHNSTON IN CONVERSATION WITH ALISON LAW, THE COLLECTOR’S APPRENTICE AND THE CURRENT

Wednesday February 27, 2019 07:00 pm EST
Join us in Midtown for an evening with fast paced thriller authors B.A. Shapiro and Tim Johnston as they talk about their craft and how they keep their readers guessing until the very last chapter. B.A. and Tim will be interviewed onstage by Alison Law, host of the podcast Literary Atlanta.   Abou...
Cost: Free - $10

Steve Luxenberg, Seperate: The Story of Plessy vs. Ferguson and America's Journey from Slavery to Segregation

Monday February 25, 2019 07:00 pm EST
Atlanta History Center
Cost: Free - $10

Ayesha Harruna Attah, the Hundred Wells of Salaga

Wednesday February 13, 2019 07:00 pm EST
Cost: Free - $10

Tara Conklin, The Last Romantics

Thursday February 7, 2019 07:00 pm EST
Cost: Free - $10

Kristina McMorris

Tuesday February 5, 2019 07:00 pm EST
2 Children for Sale. The sign is a last resort. It sits on a farmhouse porch in 1931, but could be found anywhere in an era of breadlines, bank runs and broken dreams. It could have been written by any mother facing impossible choices. For struggling reporter Ellis Reed, the gut-wrenching scene ev...
Cost: Free - $10

Mesha Maren, Sugar Run

Thursday January 24, 2019 07:00 pm EST
Margaret Mitchell House, Atlanta History Center
Cost: Free - $10

Local Event for Mesha Maren, Author of Sugar Run

Thursday January 24, 2019 07:00 pm EST
Mesha Maren's short stories and essays have appeared in Tin House, Oxford American, Hobart, The Barcelona Review, Fiorty Stories: New Writing from Harper Perennial, and other literary journals. She was chosen by Lee Smith as winner of the 2015 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Pricze and is the recipient of a 20...
Cost: Free

J. Courtney Sullivan, saints for all occasions

Tuesday August 14, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
Join author J. Courtney Sulivan for a meet & greet and chance to hear her discuss her new book, Saints for All Occasions. J. Courtney Sullivan is The New York Times bestselling author of the novels The Engagements, Maine, and Commencement. Maine was named a 2011 Time Magazine Best Book of the Year a...
Cost: $10

J. COURTNEY SULLIVAN, SAINTS FOR ALL OCCASIONS

Tuesday August 14, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
Join author J. Courtney Sullivan for a meet & greet, as well as the chance to hear her discuss her new book; Saints for All Occasions  J. Courtney Sullivan is The New York Times bestselling author of the novels The Engagements, Maine, and Commencement. Maine was named a 2011 Time Magazine Best Boo...
Cost: $10

Julie Hedgepeth Williams, Three Not-So-Ordinary-Joes: A Plantation Newspaperman, a Printer's Devil, an English Wit, and the Founding of Southern Literature

Tuesday July 24, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
One of the more eccentric figures in the antebellum South was Joseph Addison Turner, born to the plantation and trained to run one. All he really wanted to do, though, was to be a famous writer- and to be the founder of Southern literature.
Cost: $10-$15

Speaking of Making: Louisiana Bendolph in Conversation with Virginia Prescott, joined by Matt Arnett and Lonnie Holley

Wednesday July 18, 2018 07:30 pm EDT
Presented by AIR Serenbe, in partnership with Atlanta History Center and Grocery on Home. Join On Second Thought host Virginia Prescott in conversation with Louisiana Bendolph, Matt Arnett, and Lonnie Holley, as they discuss Bendolph’s dynamic art, Southern African American artmaking traditions, and...
Cost: $7-$10

Aiken Lecture: Ethan Kytle and Blain Roberts, Denmark Vesey's Garden

Tuesday June 26, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
A book that strikes at the heart of the recent flaure-ups over Confederate symbols in Charlottesville, New Orleans, and elsewhere, Denmark Vesey's Garden reveals the deep roots of these controversies and traces them to the heart of slavery in the United States: Charleston, South Carolina.
Cost: $10-$15

Hannah Pittard, Visible Empire

Tuesday June 5, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
An epic novel-based on true events- of love, grief, race, and wealth, charting a single sweltering summer in Atlanta that left no one unchanged.  On a humid summer day, the phones began to ring: disaster has struck. Chateau de Sully, a Boeing 707 chartered to ferry home more than one hundred of At...
Cost: $10-$15

Pamela Druckerman, There Are No Grown-Ups: A Midlife Coming of Age Story

Sunday June 3, 2018 05:00 pm EDT
The bestselling author of BRINGING UP BEBE investigates life in her forties, and wonders whether her mind will ever catch up with her face. When Pamela Druckerman turns 40, waiters start calling her "Madame," and she detects a new message in mens' gazes. Yet forty isn't even technically middle-age...
Cost: $10-$15

Paula McLain, Love and Ruin

Wednesday May 16, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
The bestselling author of The Paris Wife returns to the subject of Ernest Hemingway in a novel about his passionate, stormy marriage to Martha Gellhorn- a fiercely independent, ambitious young woman who would become one of the greatest war correspondents of the twentieth century. 
Cost: $5-$10

An Evening with Eve Ewing, Sarah Kay, Amanda Torres & Mahogany L. Browne

Sunday April 29, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
AIR Serenbe presents, in partnership with Atlanta History Center, four of the nation's top spoken word poets for ONE NIGHT ONLY in Atlanta. Sarah Kay, Mahogany L. Browne, Eve Ewing, and Amanda Torres will be in Georgia as part of the SWACC! Focus Fellowship at AIR Serenbe. SWACC! is an award residen...
Cost: $15-$25

The South in Color

Sunday November 26, 2017 12:00 pm EST
Over the course of his career as a folklorist, University of North Carolina history professor William Ferris has documented famous and not-so-famous Southerners. In his first exhibition of color photography, Ferris captures the everyday moments of Southern people, depicting the likes of prisoners, q...
Cost: $8.50-$13

The South in Color

Saturday November 25, 2017 10:00 am EST
Over the course of his career as a folklorist, University of North Carolina history professor William Ferris has documented famous and not-so-famous Southerners. In his first exhibition of color photography, Ferris captures the everyday moments of Southern people, depicting the likes of prisoners, q...
Cost: $8.50-$13

The South in Color

Friday November 24, 2017 10:00 am EST
Over the course of his career as a folklorist, University of North Carolina history professor William Ferris has documented famous and not-so-famous Southerners. In his first exhibition of color photography, Ferris captures the everyday moments of Southern people, depicting the likes of prisoners, q...
Cost: $8.50-$13

The South in Color

Wednesday November 22, 2017 10:00 am EST
Over the course of his career as a folklorist, University of North Carolina history professor William Ferris has documented famous and not-so-famous Southerners. In his first exhibition of color photography, Ferris captures the everyday moments of Southern people, depicting the likes of prisoners, q...
Cost: $8.50-$13

The South in Color

Tuesday November 21, 2017 10:00 am EST
Over the course of his career as a folklorist, University of North Carolina history professor William Ferris has documented famous and not-so-famous Southerners. In his first exhibition of color photography, Ferris captures the everyday moments of Southern people, depicting the likes of prisoners, q...
Cost: $8.50-$13

The South in Color

Monday November 20, 2017 10:00 am EST
Over the course of his career as a folklorist, University of North Carolina history professor William Ferris has documented famous and not-so-famous Southerners. In his first exhibition of color photography, Ferris captures the everyday moments of Southern people, depicting the likes of prisoners, q...
Cost: $8.50-$13

The South in Color

Sunday November 19, 2017 12:00 pm EST
Over the course of his career as a folklorist, University of North Carolina history professor William Ferris has documented famous and not-so-famous Southerners. In his first exhibition of color photography, Ferris captures the everyday moments of Southern people, depicting the likes of prisoners, q...
Cost: $8.50-$13

The South in Color

Saturday November 18, 2017 10:00 am EST
Over the course of his career as a folklorist, University of North Carolina history professor William Ferris has documented famous and not-so-famous Southerners. In his first exhibition of color photography, Ferris captures the everyday moments of Southern people, depicting the likes of prisoners, q...
Cost: $8.50-$13

The South in Color

Friday November 17, 2017 10:00 am EST
Over the course of his career as a folklorist, University of North Carolina history professor William Ferris has documented famous and not-so-famous Southerners. In his first exhibition of color photography, Ferris captures the everyday moments of Southern people, depicting the likes of prisoners, q...
Cost: $8.50-$13

The South in Color

Thursday November 16, 2017 10:00 am EST
Over the course of his career as a folklorist, University of North Carolina history professor William Ferris has documented famous and not-so-famous Southerners. In his first exhibition of color photography, Ferris captures the everyday moments of Southern people, depicting the likes of prisoners, q...
Cost: $8.50-$13

The South in Color

Wednesday November 15, 2017 10:00 am EST
Over the course of his career as a folklorist, University of North Carolina history professor William Ferris has documented famous and not-so-famous Southerners. In his first exhibition of color photography, Ferris captures the everyday moments of Southern people, depicting the likes of prisoners, q...
Cost: $8.50-$13

The South in Color

Tuesday November 14, 2017 10:00 am EST
Over the course of his career as a folklorist, University of North Carolina history professor William Ferris has documented famous and not-so-famous Southerners. In his first exhibition of color photography, Ferris captures the everyday moments of Southern people, depicting the likes of prisoners, q...
Cost: $8.50-$13

The South in Color

Monday November 13, 2017 10:00 am EST
Over the course of his career as a folklorist, University of North Carolina history professor William Ferris has documented famous and not-so-famous Southerners. In his first exhibition of color photography, Ferris captures the everyday moments of Southern people, depicting the likes of prisoners, q...
Cost: $8.50-$13

The South in Color

Sunday November 12, 2017 12:00 pm EST
Over the course of his career as a folklorist, University of North Carolina history professor William Ferris has documented famous and not-so-famous Southerners. In his first exhibition of color photography, Ferris captures the everyday moments of Southern people, depicting the likes of prisoners, q...
Cost: $8.50-$13

The South in Color

Saturday November 11, 2017 10:00 am EST
Over the course of his career as a folklorist, University of North Carolina history professor William Ferris has documented famous and not-so-famous Southerners. In his first exhibition of color photography, Ferris captures the everyday moments of Southern people, depicting the likes of prisoners, q...
Cost: $8.50-$13

The South in Color

Friday November 10, 2017 10:00 am EST
Over the course of his career as a folklorist, University of North Carolina history professor William Ferris has documented famous and not-so-famous Southerners. In his first exhibition of color photography, Ferris captures the everyday moments of Southern people, depicting the likes of prisoners, q...
Cost: $8.50-$13

The South in Color

Thursday November 9, 2017 10:00 am EST
Over the course of his career as a folklorist, University of North Carolina history professor William Ferris has documented famous and not-so-famous Southerners. In his first exhibition of color photography, Ferris captures the everyday moments of Southern people, depicting the likes of prisoners, q...
Cost: $8.50-$13

The South in Color

Wednesday November 8, 2017 10:00 am EST
Over the course of his career as a folklorist, University of North Carolina history professor William Ferris has documented famous and not-so-famous Southerners. In his first exhibition of color photography, Ferris captures the everyday moments of Southern people, depicting the likes of prisoners, q...
Cost: $8.50-$13

The South in Color

Tuesday November 7, 2017 10:00 am EST
Over the course of his career as a folklorist, University of North Carolina history professor William Ferris has documented famous and not-so-famous Southerners. In his first exhibition of color photography, Ferris captures the everyday moments of Southern people, depicting the likes of prisoners, q...
Cost: $8.50-$13

The South in Color

Monday November 6, 2017 10:00 am EST
Over the course of his career as a folklorist, University of North Carolina history professor William Ferris has documented famous and not-so-famous Southerners. In his first exhibition of color photography, Ferris captures the everyday moments of Southern people, depicting the likes of prisoners, q...
Cost: $8.50-$13

The South in Color

Sunday November 5, 2017 12:00 pm EST
Over the course of his career as a folklorist, University of North Carolina history professor William Ferris has documented famous and not-so-famous Southerners. In his first exhibition of color photography, Ferris captures the everyday moments of Southern people, depicting the likes of prisoners, q...
Cost: $8.50-$13

The South in Color

Saturday November 4, 2017 10:00 am EDT
Over the course of his career as a folklorist, University of North Carolina history professor William Ferris has documented famous and not-so-famous Southerners. In his first exhibition of color photography, Ferris captures the everyday moments of Southern people, depicting the likes of prisoners, q...
Cost: $8.50-$13

The South in Color

Friday November 3, 2017 10:00 am EDT
Over the course of his career as a folklorist, University of North Carolina history professor William Ferris has documented famous and not-so-famous Southerners. In his first exhibition of color photography, Ferris captures the everyday moments of Southern people, depicting the likes of prisoners, q...
Cost: $8.50-$13

The South in Color

Thursday November 2, 2017 10:00 am EDT
Over the course of his career as a folklorist, University of North Carolina history professor William Ferris has documented famous and not-so-famous Southerners. In his first exhibition of color photography, Ferris captures the everyday moments of Southern people, depicting the likes of prisoners, q...
Cost: $8.50-$13

The South in Color

Wednesday November 1, 2017 10:00 am EDT
Over the course of his career as a folklorist, University of North Carolina history professor William Ferris has documented famous and not-so-famous Southerners. In his first exhibition of color photography, Ferris captures the everyday moments of Southern people, depicting the likes of prisoners, q...
Cost: $8.50-$13

The South in Color

Tuesday October 31, 2017 10:00 am EDT
Over the course of his career as a folklorist, University of North Carolina history professor William Ferris has documented famous and not-so-famous Southerners. In his first exhibition of color photography, Ferris captures the everyday moments of Southern people, depicting the likes of prisoners, q...
Cost: $8.50-$13

The South in Color

Monday October 30, 2017 10:00 am EDT
Over the course of his career as a folklorist, University of North Carolina history professor William Ferris has documented famous and not-so-famous Southerners. In his first exhibition of color photography, Ferris captures the everyday moments of Southern people, depicting the likes of prisoners, q...
Cost: $8.50-$13

The South in Color

Sunday October 29, 2017 12:00 pm EDT
Over the course of his career as a folklorist, University of North Carolina history professor William Ferris has documented famous and not-so-famous Southerners. In his first exhibition of color photography, Ferris captures the everyday moments of Southern people, depicting the likes of prisoners, q...
Cost: $8.50-$13

The South in Color

Saturday October 28, 2017 10:00 am EDT
Over the course of his career as a folklorist, University of North Carolina history professor William Ferris has documented famous and not-so-famous Southerners. In his first exhibition of color photography, Ferris captures the everyday moments of Southern people, depicting the likes of prisoners, q...
Cost: $8.50-$13

The South in Color

Friday October 27, 2017 10:00 am EDT
Over the course of his career as a folklorist, University of North Carolina history professor William Ferris has documented famous and not-so-famous Southerners. In his first exhibition of color photography, Ferris captures the everyday moments of Southern people, depicting the likes of prisoners, q...
Cost: $8.50-$13

The South in Color

Thursday October 26, 2017 10:00 am EDT
Over the course of his career as a folklorist, University of North Carolina history professor William Ferris has documented famous and not-so-famous Southerners. In his first exhibition of color photography, Ferris captures the everyday moments of Southern people, depicting the likes of prisoners, q...
Cost: $8.50-$13

The South in Color

Wednesday October 25, 2017 10:00 am EDT
Over the course of his career as a folklorist, University of North Carolina history professor William Ferris has documented famous and not-so-famous Southerners. In his first exhibition of color photography, Ferris captures the everyday moments of Southern people, depicting the likes of prisoners, q...
Cost: $8.50-$13

The South in Color

Tuesday October 24, 2017 10:00 am EDT
Over the course of his career as a folklorist, University of North Carolina history professor William Ferris has documented famous and not-so-famous Southerners. In his first exhibition of color photography, Ferris captures the everyday moments of Southern people, depicting the likes of prisoners, q...
Cost: $8.50-$13

The South in Color

Monday October 23, 2017 10:00 am EDT
Over the course of his career as a folklorist, University of North Carolina history professor William Ferris has documented famous and not-so-famous Southerners. In his first exhibition of color photography, Ferris captures the everyday moments of Southern people, depicting the likes of prisoners, q...
Cost: $8.50-$13

The South in Color

Sunday October 22, 2017 12:00 pm EDT
Over the course of his career as a folklorist, University of North Carolina history professor William Ferris has documented famous and not-so-famous Southerners. In his first exhibition of color photography, Ferris captures the everyday moments of Southern people, depicting the likes of prisoners, q...
Cost: $8.50-$13

The South in Color

Saturday October 21, 2017 10:00 am EDT
Over the course of his career as a folklorist, University of North Carolina history professor William Ferris has documented famous and not-so-famous Southerners. In his first exhibition of color photography, Ferris captures the everyday moments of Southern people, depicting the likes of prisoners, q...
Cost: $8.50-$13

The South in Color

Friday October 20, 2017 10:00 am EDT
Over the course of his career as a folklorist, University of North Carolina history professor William Ferris has documented famous and not-so-famous Southerners. In his first exhibition of color photography, Ferris captures the everyday moments of Southern people, depicting the likes of prisoners, q...
Cost: $8.50-$13

The South in Color

Thursday October 19, 2017 10:00 am EDT
Over the course of his career as a folklorist, University of North Carolina history professor William Ferris has documented famous and not-so-famous Southerners. In his first exhibition of color photography, Ferris captures the everyday moments of Southern people, depicting the likes of prisoners, q...
Cost: $8.50-$13

The South in Color

Wednesday October 18, 2017 10:00 am EDT
Over the course of his career as a folklorist, University of North Carolina history professor William Ferris has documented famous and not-so-famous Southerners. In his first exhibition of color photography, Ferris captures the everyday moments of Southern people, depicting the likes of prisoners, q...
Cost: $8.50-$13

The South in Color

Tuesday October 17, 2017 10:00 am EDT
Over the course of his career as a folklorist, University of North Carolina history professor William Ferris has documented famous and not-so-famous Southerners. In his first exhibition of color photography, Ferris captures the everyday moments of Southern people, depicting the likes of prisoners, q...
Cost: $8.50-$13

The South in Color

Monday October 16, 2017 10:00 am EDT
Over the course of his career as a folklorist, University of North Carolina history professor William Ferris has documented famous and not-so-famous Southerners. In his first exhibition of color photography, Ferris captures the everyday moments of Southern people, depicting the likes of prisoners, q...
Cost: $8.50-$13

The South in Color

Sunday October 15, 2017 12:00 pm EDT
Over the course of his career as a folklorist, University of North Carolina history professor William Ferris has documented famous and not-so-famous Southerners. In his first exhibition of color photography, Ferris captures the everyday moments of Southern people, depicting the likes of prisoners, q...
Cost: $8.50-$13

The South in Color

Saturday October 14, 2017 10:00 am EDT
Over the course of his career as a folklorist, University of North Carolina history professor William Ferris has documented famous and not-so-famous Southerners. In his first exhibition of color photography, Ferris captures the everyday moments of Southern people, depicting the likes of prisoners, q...
Cost: $8.50-$13

The South in Color

Friday October 13, 2017 10:00 am EDT
Over the course of his career as a folklorist, University of North Carolina history professor William Ferris has documented famous and not-so-famous Southerners. In his first exhibition of color photography, Ferris captures the everyday moments of Southern people, depicting the likes of prisoners, q...
Cost: $8.50-$13

The South in Color

Thursday October 12, 2017 10:00 am EDT
Over the course of his career as a folklorist, University of North Carolina history professor William Ferris has documented famous and not-so-famous Southerners. In his first exhibition of color photography, Ferris captures the everyday moments of Southern people, depicting the likes of prisoners, q...
Cost: $8.50-$13

Daren Wang: 'The Hidden Light of Northern Fires'

Wednesday October 11, 2017 07:00 pm EDT
Decatur Book Festival founder Darren Wang presents his story of rebellion and hope against the backdrop of the Civil War.
Cost: $5-$10

The South in Color

Wednesday October 11, 2017 10:00 am EDT
Over the course of his career as a folklorist, University of North Carolina history professor William Ferris has documented famous and not-so-famous Southerners. In his first exhibition of color photography, Ferris captures the everyday moments of Southern people, depicting the likes of prisoners, q...
Cost: $8.50-$13

The South in Color

Tuesday October 10, 2017 10:00 am EDT
Over the course of his career as a folklorist, University of North Carolina history professor William Ferris has documented famous and not-so-famous Southerners. In his first exhibition of color photography, Ferris captures the everyday moments of Southern people, depicting the likes of prisoners, q...
Cost: $8.50-$13

The South in Color

Monday October 9, 2017 10:00 am EDT
Over the course of his career as a folklorist, University of North Carolina history professor William Ferris has documented famous and not-so-famous Southerners. In his first exhibition of color photography, Ferris captures the everyday moments of Southern people, depicting the likes of prisoners, q...
Cost: $8.50-$13

Hidden Midtown: Out & About

Thursday October 5, 2017 06:30 pm EDT
Your eyes may open, but are you actually seeing what’s there? Hidden Midtown: Out & About shows Midtown in a never before seen way with a scavenger hunt that explores the layers of the neighborhood’s history.

www.atlantahistory.com

Cost: $10-$15

The South in Color

Sunday September 17, 2017 04:00 pm EDT
Mississippi native and Professor, William Ferris, captures the South through his photography of the landscapes, buildings, and people grappling with themes of comfort, unease, and race. His exhibit serves as an extension to his book, doting the same title. Oct. 10, 7 p.m.Ferris will host a lecture o...
Cost: Free-$23

Flashback: Atlanta in the 70s, The Photography of Boyd Lewis

Sunday January 15, 2017 07:00 pm EST
Photojournalist Boyd Lewis captured some of Atlanta most incredible moments, all during the transformative era of the '70s. Relive protests for LGBT rights, Hank Aaron's 715th home run, the rise of African American political groups, and the Atlanta Child Murders era.
Cost: $8.50-$13

Meet the Past Festival: Margaret Mitchell

Friday August 19, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
See Margaret Mitchell as she was so many year ago, a strong and inquisitive reporter, philanthropist and novelist. Discover pieces of the past and hear experts talk about the national sensation, Gone with the Wind.
Cost: Free-$5

Joshilyn Jackson

Monday June 20, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
New York Times best-selling author Joshilyn Jackson will discuss her novel The Opposite of Everything. The book follows a a young, strong woman who must face a mysterious journey with her free-spirited mother. Reservations are required for this event.
Cost: Free-$10

Artist Talk: Martha Hall Kelly

Wednesday April 27, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Presented by the Atlanta History Center, author Martha Hall Kelly discusses her book Lilac Girls, followed by a book signing.
Cost: $5-$10

Artist Talk: Lee Smith

Wednesday April 20, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Presented by the Atlanta History Center, author Lee Smith discusses her book Dimestore: A Writer’s Life, followed by a book signing.
Cost: $5-$10

Artist Talk: Jessica Knoll

Sunday April 17, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Presented by the Atlanta History Center, author Jessica Knoll discusses her book Luckiest Girl Alive, followed by a book signing.
Cost: $5-$10

Artist Talk: J. Aaron Sanders

Wednesday April 13, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Presented by the Atlanta History Center, author J. Aaron Sanders discusses his book Speakers of the Dead: A Walt Whitman Mystery, followed by a book signing.
Cost: $5-$10

Artist Talk: Jacquelyn Mitchard

Sunday March 27, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Presented by the Atlanta History Center, author Jacquelyn Mitchard discusses her book Two If By Sea, followed by a book signing.
Cost: $5-$10

Artist Talk: Lauren Weedman

Thursday March 24, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Presented by the Atlanta History Center, author Lauren Weedman discusses her book Miss Fortune, followed by a book signing.
Cost: $5-$10

Artist Talk: Patricia Bell-Scott

Wednesday March 23, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Presented by the Atlanta History Center, author Patricia Bell-Scott discusses her book The Firebrand and the First Lady: Portrait of a Friendship: Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Struggle for Social Justice, followed by a book signing.
Cost: $5-$10

Artist Talk: Ariel Lawhon

Monday February 29, 2016 07:00 pm EST
Presented by the Atlanta History Center, author Ariel Lawhon discusses her book Flight of Dreams, followed by a book signing.
Cost: $5-$10

Gail Buckley: The Black Calhouns

Wednesday February 24, 2016 07:00 pm EST
In In The Black Calhouns, Gail Lumet Buckley — daughter of performer Lena Horne — delves deep into her family history, detailing the experiences of an extraordinary African-American family from Civil War to Civil Rights. Beginning with her great-great-grandfather Moses Calhoun, a house slave who...
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Ross Howell, Jr.

Monday February 8, 2016 07:00 pm EST
Ross Howell Jr.’s stunning debut novel Forsaken presents the chilling true story of Virginia Christian, an uneducated African American girl who was tried and convicted of murdering her white employer in 1912. Charlie Mears, a white man, covered the case as a rookie reporter. The book chronicles th...
Cost: $10

Melanie Benjamin: The Swans of Fifth Avenue

Tuesday February 2, 2016 07:00 pm EST
Melanie Benjamin is the New York Times bestselling author of titles like The Aviator’s Wife, The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb, and Alice I Have Been. Benjamin presents a lecture based on her historical work, The Swans of Fifth Avenue.
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Susan Meissener, Stars Over Sunset Boulevard

Wednesday January 27, 2016 07:00 pm EST
Los Angeles, Present Day. When an iconic hat worn by Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With the Wind ends up in Christine McAllister’s vintage clothing boutique by mistake, her efforts to return it to its owner take her on a journey more enchanting than any classic movie.
Cost: $10.00

Janice Y.K. Lee

Thursday January 14, 2016 07:00 pm EST
In 2009, Janice Y. K. Lee burst onto the literary scene with her New York Times bestselling debut, The Piano Teacher. Now, Lee returns with The Expatriates, a stunning novel that explores the emotions, identities, and relationships of three American women living in the same small expat community in ...
Cost: $10

James A. Crank

Monday December 14, 2015 07:00 pm EST
Since its publication in 1936, Gone With the Wind has held a unique position in American cultural memory, both for its particular vision of the American South in the age of the Civil War and for its often controversial portrayals of race, gender, and class. New Approaches to Gone With the Wind offer...
Cost: $10

Peter Guralnick

Wednesday November 11, 2015 07:00 pm EST
Sam Phillips was a visionary genius who singlehandedly steered the revolutionary path of Sun Records. With extensive interviews and firsthand personal observations extending over a 25-year period with Phillips, along with wide-ranging interviews with nearly all the legendary Sun Records artists, Gur...
Cost: Free-$10

Barbara Shapiro

Sunday November 8, 2015 07:00 pm EST
Entwining the lives of both historical and fictional characters, and moving between the past and the present, The Muralist plunges readers into the divisiveness of prewar politics and the largely forgotten plight of European refugees refused entrance to the United States. It captures both the inner ...
Cost: Free-$10

Charlie Lovett

Wednesday November 4, 2015 07:00 pm EST
​It’s been twenty years since Ebenezer Scrooge was visited by three spirits on Christmas Eve, and since that fateful day, his mission has been to spread Christmas cheer far and wide. Much to the annoyance of his acquaintances and London’s general population, Scrooge insists on greeting everyon...
Cost: Free-$10

Joseph Skibell, My Father's Guitar & Other Imaginary Things: True Stories

Monday October 26, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
From the author of A Blessing on the Moon and A Curable Romantic, Skibell shares these funny and thought-provoking essays to demonstrate life’s small but amazing moments.
Cost: Free

Women of the Civil War with Carolyn Curry and Heath Lee

Wednesday October 21, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Join Margaret Mitchell House for an engaging evening exploring the lives of two women of the Civil War era. Carolyn Curry’s Suffer and Grow Strong chronicles the life of Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas, an intelligent, spirited woman born in 1834 to one of the wealthiest families in Georgia. At the a...
Cost: Free-$10
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