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Atlanta History Center

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Call: (404) 814-4000 or visit www.atlantahistorycenter.com
Founded in 1926, the center includes the Atlanta History Museum featuring signature and traveling exhibitions, the Smith Family Farm, the 1928 Swan House mansion, research archives/special libraries, and 22 acres of gardens.

Monday December 12, 2022 07:00 PM EST
Atlanta History Center Cost: $0 to $38,
New York Times bestselling author and acclaimed presidential historian Douglas Brinkley chronicles the rise of environmental activism during the Long Sixties (1960-1973), telling the story of an indomitable generation that saved the natural world under the leadership of John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johns... [click here for more]

Wednesday January 4, 2023 10:00 AM EST
Atlanta History Center Cost: $0 - $15,
There are all kinds of ways people get around daily. Get behind the wheel, hop on the train, or pedal your way to learn more about transportation. Visit us at the museum gift shop every first Wednesday of the month for a unique experience that includes arts and crafts projects, music, and story ti... [click here for more]

Wednesday January 18, 2023 07:00 PM EST
Atlanta History Center Cost: $0-$36,
With an epic career that spanned two-thirds of the twentieth century, C. Vann Woodward (1908–1999) was a historian of singular importance. A brilliant writer, his work captivated both academic and public audiences. He also figured prominently in the major intellectual conflicts between left and righ... [click here for more]

Friday November 18, 2022 07:00 PM EST
Atlanta History Center Cost: $10 - $20,
Categories: tree lighting Atlanta History Center will kick-off the holiday season with a new annual tradition and you’re invited! Join us in Veteran’s Park for a special tree lighting ceremony with our new 50 ft. Christmas tree followed by music, children’s activities, cash bar, roaming pictures wit... [click here for more]

Thursday November 17, 2022 10:00 AM EST
Atlanta History Center Cost: $0-$15,
Categories: homeschool

Before Europeans came to North America, different Native American tribes lived in what we now call Georgia. November is Native American Heritage Month, and we will be celebrating the history and traditions of the different peoples who originally called Georgia home.

Differen... [click here for more]

Wednesday November 16, 2022 07:00 PM EST
Against the Wind completes Neal Gabler’s magisterial biography of Ted Kennedy, but it also unfolds the epic, tragic story of the fall of liberalism and the destruction of political morality in America. Join Atlanta History Center for a virtual Author Talk with Neal Gabler, author of Against the Wi... [click here for more]

Tuesday November 15, 2022 07:00 PM EST
Atlanta History Center Cost: $0-$10,
Categories: historical fiction Join us for this special event featuring a powerhouse panel of Atlanta historical fiction authors Wanda M. Morris, Vanessa Riley, and Piper Huguley. Guests will have the opportunity to purchase all three new books, along with a meet and greet and author book signing fo... [click here for more]

Monday November 14, 2022 07:00 PM EST
Atlanta History Center Cost: $0-$31,
They were known as “Rudder’s Rangers,” the most elite and experienced attack unit in the United States Army. In December 1944, Lt. Col. James Rudder's 2nd Battalion would form the spearhead into Germany, taking the war into Hitler’s homeland at last. In the process, Rudder was given two objectives: ... [click here for more]

Monday November 14, 2022 10:00 AM EST
Categories: gardens While the air is crisp and the leaves are turning, members are invited to join Sarah Roberts, Vice President of Goizueta Gardens, for a tour exploring the Entrance Gardens and Olguita's Garden. Learn about pollinators, planting for birds, great plants for fall color, and the uniq... [click here for more]

Saturday November 12, 2022 10:30 AM EST
Categories: history Atlanta is a city known as a city constantly rebuilding itself—be it from fire or social change. But what buildings and landmarks have we lost? In this members-only presentation from the Kenan Research Center, Michael Rose, Chief Mission Officer & Executive Vice President, and Pa... [click here for more]

Friday November 11, 2022 11:00 AM EST
Categories: military service Atlanta History Center invites all active duty service members, veterans, their families, and grateful community members to attend our annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Friday, November 11 at 11am in Veterans Park. This year’s ceremony will feature keynote speaker Major Ge... [click here for more]

Wednesday November 9, 2022 07:00 PM EST
Atlanta History Center Cost: $0-$29,
An African American serviceman is gunned down on a rural Georgia road in July 1964. This shocking murder ensnares a wide range of characters including the journalists who cover it, the lawmen who must solve it, the civil rights leaders who capitalize upon it, the politicians who exploit it, and the ... [click here for more]

Thursday November 3, 2022 07:00 PM EDT
The breakout star of Food Network’s hit show Delicious Miss Brown celebrates the Gullah/Geechee culinary traditions of her family in this spectacular cookbook featuring 125 original mouthwatering recipes and gorgeous four-color photos. Join Atlanta History Center for a virtual Author Talk with Kar... [click here for more]

Wednesday November 2, 2022 10:00 AM EDT
Atlanta History Center Cost: $1-$18,
Celebrate your family and the different ways you can spend time with them. Get your group together and bring them to learn more about family.

Visit us at the museum gift shop every first Wednesday of the month for a unique experience that includes arts and crafts projects, music, and story time.

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Saturday October 29, 2022 10:00 AM EDT
Categories: family Join us for our first annual family fall trick-or-treat event in Goizueta Gardens. Come stroll through our gardens with your little ones to gather early Halloween candy and enjoy entertainment including decorations, balloon artist, face painter and more. AHC members and their gues... [click here for more]

Thursday October 27, 2022 07:00 PM EDT
Atlanta History Center Cost: $0-$35,
Amidst bloody battles and political maneuvering, thousands of African Americans spent the Civil War trying to hold their families together. This moving book illuminates that struggle through the letters they exchanged. Despite harsh laws against literacy and brutal practices that broke apart Black f... [click here for more]

Wednesday October 26, 2022 06:00 PM EDT
Atlanta History Center Cost: $40-$45,
Atlanta History Center is pleased to host a conversation with Alex Hitz, curated by Margot Shaw, to celebrate his newest release. Guests will enjoy a buffet dinner and two complimentary beverages, along with a conversation with Alex Hitz and Margot Shaw. Copies of Occasions to Celebrate will be avai... [click here for more]

Thursday October 20, 2022 07:00 PM EDT
Atlanta History Center Cost: $0 - $25,
Join us, if you dare, for an event that will make your skin crawl! Explore our haunted mansion, Swan House of Horrors, where you’ll encounter creepy creatures around every corner. Grab a signature cocktail and head out onto the dance floor where DJ Seraph will be spinning your favorite hits. We’... [click here for more]

Wednesday October 19, 2022 07:00 PM EDT
Join Atlanta History Center on October 19, 2022, for a Cherokee Garden Library Talk featuring naturalist and activist Janisse Ray, who will discuss one of her latest books, Wild Spectacle: Seeking Wonders in a World Beyond Humans. Looking for adventure and continuing a process of self-discovery, J... [click here for more]

Tuesday October 11, 2022 07:00 PM EDT
Atlanta History Center Cost: $0-$31,
1 New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas E. Ricks offers a new take on the Civil Rights Movement, stressing its unexpected use of military strategy and its lessons for nonviolent resistance around the world. Join Atlanta History Center for an Author Talk with Thomas E. R... [click here for more]

Wednesday October 5, 2022 07:00 PM EDT
Atlanta History Center Cost: $0-$10,
INSIDE the Warren Commission takes a unique look at the work and legacy of the President's Commission on the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy, popularly known as the Warren Commission. Following the screening there will be an audience Q&A with filmmaker William VanDerKloot, Charl... [click here for more]

Wednesday October 5, 2022 10:00 AM EDT
Atlanta History Center Cost: $8-$15,
No matter the size, shape, or color we all know a pumpkin when we see it. Join us as we color, learn, and pick our favorite pumpkin!

Visit us at the museum gift shop every first Wednesday of the month for a unique experience that includes arts and crafts projects, music, and story time.

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Sunday September 25, 2022 04:30 PM EDT
Atlanta History Center Cost: $35.00,
An evening of celebration and a look toward the future of BeLoved Atlanta!

About this event

BeLoved is officially 10 years old!

YOU, the BeLoved community, got us here and we want to celebrate with you. We will spend the evening celebrating the impact we have made together while sharing whe... [click here for more]

Monday September 19, 2022 07:00 PM EDT
Atlanta History Center Cost: $5-$10,
Following his explosive New York Times bestseller Red Notice, Bill Browder returns with another gripping thriller chronicling how he became Vladimir Putin's number one enemy by exposing Putin's campaign to steal and launder hundreds of billions of dollars and kill anyone who stands in his way. Joi... [click here for more]

Tuesday July 12, 2022 07:00 PM EDT
Atlanta History Center Cost: $0-$30,
Acclaimed author of 'Island Queen,' Vanessa Riley brings readers a vivid, sweeping novel of the Haitian Revolution based on the true-life stories of two extraordinary women: the first Empress of Haiti, Marie-Claire Bonheur, and Gran Toya, a West African-born warrior who helped lead the rebellion tha... [click here for more]

Wednesday June 29, 2022 07:00 PM EDT
Contributing editor and member of the editorial board of The Washington Post, David Hoffman discusses his new book "Give Me Liberty: Oswaldo Payá and the Struggle to Free Cuba."

This event is free and open to the public. Visit the link to register.

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Friday June 17, 2022 12:30 PM EDT
Categories: Activism

Start your Juneteenth weekend off with CLOSER LOOK Open Access at the Atlanta History Center!

About this event Join WABE's Closer Look with Rose Scott LIVE from Atlanta History Center in celebration of the Juneteenth holiday.

After the live show, meet Rose for a light receptio... [click here for more]

Tuesday June 14, 2022 07:00 PM EDT
Atlanta History Center Cost: $0-$30,
Join Atlanta History Center for a thought-provoking author talk with award-winning journalist Caleb Gayle as he talks about his new book "We Refuse to Forget: A True Story of Black Creeks, American Identity, and Power."

Visit the link for more information.

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Thursday May 26, 2022 07:00 PM EDT
Atlanta History Center Cost: $0-$20,
Categories: Museum

Enjoy an evening accompanied by floral cocktails and the sounds of an acoustic cover band. In the spirit of summer, this event will take place at the tree table in our entrance gardens. The Cyclorama and the exhibition Atlanta '96 will also be open for viewing.

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Sunday March 13, 2022 01:00 PM EDT
CL Critic Kevin C. Madigan Recommends: In partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts,... [click here for more]
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Tuesday October 26, 2021 07:00 PM EDT
Atlanta History Center Cost: Free (Registration Required),
Website: Patti Callahan is the author of Once Upon a Wardrobe. From Patti Callahan, the bestselling author of becoming Mrs. Lewis, comes another enchanting story that pulls back the curtain on the early life of C. S. Lewis. [click here for more]

Friday October 22, 2021 07:00 PM EDT
Atlanta History Center Cost: $250 and up,
Website: Sold Out. Honoring Atlanta philanthropist and community leader Lovette Twyman Russell and chaired by Roz Brewer, Vicki Palmer and Jack Sawyer, the 35th annual Swan House Ball will bring together Atlanta [click here for more]

Wednesday September 29, 2021 07:00 PM EDT
Atlanta History Center Cost: Free (Registration Required),
Website: Allen C. Guelzo is the author of Robert E. Lee: A Life. From the award-winning historian and best-selling author of Gettysburg comes the definitive biography of Robert E. Lee. An intimate look at the Confederate general in all his complexity [click here for more]

Wednesday September 15, 2021 07:00 PM EDT
Atlanta History Center Cost: Free (Registration Required),
Virtual Event. Zoe Burkholder is the author of An African American Dilemma. Website: An African American Dilemma offers the first social history of northern Black debates over school integration versus separation from the 1840s to the present. [click here for more]

Thursday August 26, 2021 07:00 PM EDT
Atlanta History Center Cost: Free (Registration Required),
Virtual Event. Website: Jessica Handler is author of All the Little Hopes. A Southern story of friendship forged by books and bees, when the timeless troubles of growing up meet the murky shadows of World War II. [click here for more]

Wednesday August 25, 2021 07:00 PM EDT
Atlanta History Center Cost: Free (Registration Required),
Virtual Event. Website: Anna Qu is the author of Made in China. As a teen, Anna Qu is sent by her mother to work in her family [click here for more]

Tuesday July 27, 2021 07:00 PM EDT
Atlanta History Center Cost: $5-10,
Website: Vanessa Riley is the author of Island Queen. A remarkable, sweeping historical novel based on the incredible true life story of Dorothy Kirwan Thomas, a free woman of color who rose from slavery to become one of the wealthiest and most powerful landowners in the colonial West Indies. [click here for more]

Wednesday November 11, 2020 11:00 AM EST
Join us (virtually) as we commemorate the service and sacrifice of all of our nation’s veterans in our annual Veterans Day Ceremony. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, this event will be livestreamed so that we can experience this moment together, while staying physically apart. On November 11 at ... [click here for more]

Thursday November 5, 2020 05:00 PM EST
Atlanta History Center Cost: $15-$20,
Join us outside for a cocktail and live music—courtesy of The Bonaventure Quartet—in our newly opened Entrance Gardens! Featuring over 15,000 perennials and a 60x30 foot white oak tree table. Featuring over 15,000 perennials and a 60x30 foot white oak tree table—perfect for social distancing—the des... [click here for more]

Wednesday July 15, 2020 07:00 PM EDT
Categories: Readings Heather Lende was one of the thousands of women inspired to take a more active role in politics during the past few years. Though her entire campaign for assembly member in Haines, Alaska, cost less than $1,000, she won! But tiny, breathtakingly beautiful Haines—a place accessib... [click here for more]

Wednesday July 15, 2020 07:00 PM EDT
Categories: Readings Heather Lende was one of the thousands of women inspired to take a more active role in politics during the past few years. Though her entire campaign for assembly member in Haines, Alaska, cost less than $1,000, she won! But tiny, breathtakingly beautiful Haines—a place accessib... [click here for more]

Thursday June 18, 2020 07:00 PM EDT
Atlanta History Center Cost: Password: 1UAtK3,
Annette Joseph’s years in Italy revealed this truth: Italy, in all its multifaceted, glorious history and culture has to be experienced in full. Over almost three decades, Italy has fed, entertained, confused, excited, lured, promised, lied, satisfied, occasionally disappointed, and utterly enchante... [click here for more]

Monday June 15, 2020 07:00 PM EDT
Atlanta History Center Cost: Book Purchase Required,
Celebrated national leader and New York Times bestselling author Stacey Abrams offers a blueprint to end voter suppression, empower our citizens, and take back our country. A recognized expert on fair voting and civic engagement, Abrams chronicles a chilling account of how the right to vote and the ... [click here for more]

Sunday March 1, 2020 01:00 PM EST
Join us for the Metro Atlanta Regional #2 Competition where school champions from around the metro area will compete for a place at the State Finals Competition held on March 17th at Atlanta History Center. This event is free and open for the public. [click here for more]

Wednesday February 26, 2020 07:00 PM EST
Atlanta History Center Cost: $5-$10,
Join Atlanta History Center for an evening with culinary historian and author Adrian Miller. Miller’s first book, Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time won the James Beard Foundation Award for Scholarship and Reference in 2014. His second book, The President’s K... [click here for more]

Monday February 10, 2020 07:00 PM EST
Atlanta History Center Cost: Free-$10,
In the later part of the 19th century, Hugh Mangum was an itinerant portraitist working in North Carolina and Virginia during the rise of Jim Crow. His clientele was both racially and economically diverse. His forgotten glass plate negatives were discovered in the 1970s in a barn slated for demoliti... [click here for more]

Sunday February 9, 2020 01:00 PM EST
Join us for the Metro Atlanta Regional #1 Competition where school champions from around the metro area will compete for a place at the State Finals Competition on March 17th at Atlanta History Center. This event is free and open for the public. [click here for more]

Monday January 20, 2020 10:00 AM EST
Among this year’s highlights is a performance of Walking Through the Valley written by Addae Moon, Atlanta History Center’s Director of Museum Theatre. Set in 1963, a young activist is asked by the "powers that be” to alter the language in a speech he’s written for what will become an historic event... [click here for more]

Wednesday October 30, 2019 07:30 PM EDT
Atlanta History Center Cost: Free-$10,
Two decades before he led America to independence, George Washington was a flailing young soldier serving the British Empire in the vast wilderness of the Ohio Valley. Naïve and self-absorbed, the twenty-two-year-old officer accidentally ignited the French and Indian War—a conflict that opened colon... [click here for more]

Tuesday October 29, 2019 07:30 PM EDT
Atlanta History Center Cost: Free-$10,
The fourth and final year of the Civil War was, by any measure, one of the greatest turning points in American history. By the spring of 1864, President Abraham Lincoln knew that decisive Union successes on the battlefield would be necessary for his reelection in the fall. Yet the war had entered a ... [click here for more]

Monday October 28, 2019 07:00 PM EDT
Sarah came to Atlanta History Center as a consultant in 2011, which led to her current position as Vice President of Goizueta Gardens and Living Collections. Atlanta History Center’s Goizueta Gardens are 33-acres of cultivated gardens and preserved native forest that immerse visitors in Atlanta’s hi... [click here for more]

Sunday October 27, 2019 12:00 PM EDT
Visitors of all ages will learn about and experience a Day of the Dead festival. Guests enjoy traditional dancing, crafts, and authentic Mexican food and entertainment. View a display of altars honoring lost family and friends that are decorated with flowers, favorite foods, and gifts. [click here for more]

Saturday October 26, 2019 10:00 AM EDT
The Fulton County 4-H Film Club at Atlanta History Center offers monthly meetings in which youth write, direct, and film their own 4-H newscast. The club is open to youth in 4th–8th grades. [click here for more]

Monday October 21, 2019 07:00 PM EDT
Carol Reese is an Extension Horticulture Specialist, a nationally-known speaker, blending equal parts gardening knowledge, natural lore, and quirky humor. After finishing her B.S. and M.S. in Horticulture at Mississippi State University, she taught classes in plant materials and landscape design. ... [click here for more]

Sunday October 20, 2019 02:00 PM EDT
The Fulton County 4-H Club at Atlanta History Center offers monthly meetings, community service projects, leadership training, and other opportunities. Activities include shooting sports, judging teams, public speaking competitions, weekend trips, state-wide summer camps at Rock Eagle, and more. Mon... [click here for more]

Friday October 18, 2019 06:30 PM EDT
Atlanta History Center Cost: $10-$20,
Expect the unexpected as night falls across Atlanta History Center’s 33-acre campus. A witch and assorted ghouls take over Smith Family Farm, while wizards work up magic potions outside Swan House. Meanwhile, a vampire saloon in Swan Woods has scares on tap, and a long-shuttered hospital will be hau... [click here for more]

Friday October 18, 2019 05:00 PM EDT
Join us for our popular family program—Haunted Halloween. Before the public program begins, members will enjoy exclusive crafts and games and early access to trick or treating. [click here for more]

Wednesday October 16, 2019 07:00 PM EDT
At the Cherokee Garden Library’s fall lecture—in partnership with The Garden Conservancy—Deborah Nevins’ talk will feature the work of her New York-based landscape design firm, Deborah Nevins & Associates, including examples of the firm’s purpose to go beyond solely being beautiful in their commitme... [click here for more]

Tuesday October 15, 2019 07:30 PM EDT
Atlanta History Center Cost: Free-$10,
From the Pulitzer Prize winning scholar, a timely history of the constitutional changes that built equality into the nation’s foundation and how those guarantees have been shaken over time. The Declaration of Independence announced equality as an American ideal, but it took the Civil War and the s... [click here for more]

Monday October 14, 2019 07:00 PM EDT
Atlanta History Center Cost: $30-$35,
Alice Wright is stuck. After a whirlwind romance, she agrees to marry the handsome Bennett Van Cleve, leaving her native England behind for a new life in Kentucky. But soon after arriving, Alice grows disenchanted by her cold husband and overbearing father-in-law, not to mention the unfamiliar cultu... [click here for more]

Monday October 14, 2019 10:00 AM EDT
Atlanta History Center Cost: Free-$6.50,
It’s going to be a boo-ti-ful day! Grab your costume and strut you way around the museum in our annual costume parade. Each Magic Monday has a unique monthly theme designed for toddlers and preschoolers. Using our sprawling 33-acre campus as inspiration, we create fun opportunities to enrich youngst... [click here for more]

Sunday October 13, 2019 11:00 AM EDT
Atlanta History Center Cost: Museum Admission,
Atlanta History Center Midtown invites you to come party on our front lawn right at 10th & Peachtree. We love our community and we want to celebrate Atlanta's traditions together. There's no better place to take in the annual Atlanta Pride Parade than in the heart of Midtown! We'll have colorful s... [click here for more]

Wednesday October 2, 2019 06:30 PM EDT
Atlanta History Center Cost: $25-$30,
Having played host to the A-list and beau monde from Atlanta to Park Avenue to Beverly Hills, Alex Hitz is a consummate entertainer and bon vivant—who can really cook. Elegance, comfort, and wit (and always a little decadence) suffuse every detail of every delightful and delicious occasion. Defying ... [click here for more]

Tuesday October 1, 2019 10:30 AM EDT
Atlanta History Center Cost: Free-$8.50,
In the late 1830s, the city we call Atlanta was born under a different name at the termination of the Western and Atlantic Railroad. Today, Atlanta is the home to the world’s busiest airport. How did this transformation take place? Spend the day with us as we connect the past to the future. Hear sto... [click here for more]

Saturday September 28, 2019 10:00 AM EDT
The Fulton County 4-H Film Club at Atlanta History Center offers monthly meetings in which youth write, direct, and film their own 4-H newscast. The club is open to youth in 4th–8th grades. [click here for more]

Friday September 27, 2019 06:00 PM EDT
Atlanta History Center Cost: $25-$30,
Operation BBQ Relief was founded in May 2011 in response to a need for relief efforts in tornado-stricken Joplin, Missouri, a community of about 50,000 residents. Volunteers from competition barbecue teams from eight states answered the need to help feed displaced families, police, fire, National Gu... [click here for more]

Wednesday September 25, 2019 03:30 PM EDT
The Fulton County 4-H STEM Club at Atlanta History Center offers monthly meetings focusing on a wide variety of STEM topics including 3D printing, engineering, and environmental science. The club is open to youth in 4th–8th grades. [click here for more]

Monday September 16, 2019 07:00 PM EDT
Shannon Currey is the Marketing Director for Hoffman Nursery, a wholesale nursery in North Carolina specializing in ornamental and native grasses. She began her career as a social scientist, but changed fields in 2003 to pursue horticulture. At North Carolina State University, she trained in landsca... [click here for more]

Sunday September 15, 2019 02:00 PM EDT
The Fulton County 4-H Club at Atlanta History Center offers monthly meetings, community service projects, leadership training, and other opportunities. Activities include shooting sports, judging teams, public speaking competitions, weekend trips, state-wide summer camps at Rock Eagle, and more. Mon... [click here for more]

Saturday September 14, 2019 09:00 AM EDT
Atlanta History Center Cost: Free w/ current school ID,
Educators, join us for a free daytime event just for you!

Meet our education team and learn about our school tours, outreach programs and educator resources.

During this special event:

Get a sneak peek at our new The Battle of Atlanta cyclorama school tour, Stories After the Battle: The Cyclor... [click here for more]

Tuesday September 10, 2019 07:30 PM EDT
Atlanta History Center Cost: Free-$10,
More than 150 years after the end of the Civil War, scores of websites, articles, and organizations repeat claims that anywhere between 500 and 100,000 free and enslaved African Americans fought willingly as soldiers in the Confederate army. But as Kevin M. Levin argues in this carefully researched ... [click here for more]

Thursday August 15, 2019 06:30 PM EDT
Atlanta History Center Cost: Free W/ RSVP,
Come out and explore the most diverse square mile in America—Clarkston! In August, we’re heading to the Clarkston Community Center to learn more about the unique history and culture of the area. Known by many names and nicknames during its history, including New Siding and Angora Heights (referring ... [click here for more]

Saturday August 10, 2019 06:30 PM EDT
Atlanta History Center proudly welcomes back ATL Collective for our third annual partnership celebrating the best of our city's music. On August 10th, we will recreate R.E.M.'s eighth album, Automatic for the People. The evening includes cash bars, tasty barbecue for purchase, and full access to A... [click here for more]

Wednesday August 7, 2019 06:00 PM EDT
Atlanta History Center Cost: Free-$10,
In Whole Hog Barbecue, Sam Jones and Daniel Vaughn recount the history of the Skylight Inn which opened in 1947, and share step by step instructions for cooking a whole hog at home.

 

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Sunday August 4, 2019 02:00 PM EDT
The Fulton County 4-H Club at Atlanta History Center offers monthly meetings, community service projects, leadership training, and other opportunities. Activities include shooting sports, judging teams, public speaking competitions, weekend trips, state-wide summer camps at Rock Eagle, and more. M... [click here for more]

Monday July 22, 2019 07:00 PM EDT
Atlanta History Center Cost: $35-$40,
As the Civil Rights Movement begins to reach the black enclave of Frenchtown in segregated Tallahassee, Elwood Curtis takes the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to heart: He is "as good as anyone." Elwood is about to enroll in the local black college but is instead sentenced to a juvenile refor... [click here for more]

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.

Join us as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Peachtree Road Race—come cheer on the runners and relax after the race. 

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Friday June 21, 2019 09:00 AM EDT
Atlanta History Center Cost: $250-$300 Per Week,
Ages 6-11.

Find out how you can make a difference and spend a week celebrating dedicated changemakers of the 20 and 21 centuries. Develop leadership skills, participate in a service project, find inspiration, challenge the odds, and explore life through action and purpose.

History comes to life... [click here for more]

Thursday June 20, 2019 07:00 PM EDT
Atlanta History Center Cost: $5-$10,
Toward the beginning of Places and Names, Elliot Ackerman sits in a refugee camp in southern Turkey, across the table from a man named Abu Hassar, who fought for Al Qaeda in Iraq and whose connections to the Islamic State are murky.  The rest of Elliot Ackerman's extraordinary memoir is in a way a... [click here for more]

Thursday June 20, 2019 09:00 AM EDT
Atlanta History Center Cost: $250-$300 Per Week,
Ages 6-11.

Find out how you can make a difference and spend a week celebrating dedicated changemakers of the 20 and 21 centuries. Develop leadership skills, participate in a service project, find inspiration, challenge the odds, and explore life through action and purpose.

History comes to life... [click here for more]

Wednesday June 19, 2019 09:00 AM EDT
Atlanta History Center Cost: $250-$300 Per Week,
Ages 6-11.

Find out how you can make a difference and spend a week celebrating dedicated changemakers of the 20 and 21 centuries. Develop leadership skills, participate in a service project, find inspiration, challenge the odds, and explore life through action and purpose.

History comes to life... [click here for more]

Tuesday June 18, 2019 07:00 PM EDT
Atlanta History Center Cost: Free-$10,
President Theodore Roosevelt, had accused his former friend and ally, now turned rival, William Barnes of political corruption. Barnes responded by suing Roosevelt for an enormous sum that could have financially devastated him. The spectacle of Roosevelt defending himself in a lawsuit captured the i... [click here for more]

Tuesday June 18, 2019 09:00 AM EDT
Atlanta History Center Cost: $250-$300 Per Week,
Ages 6-11.

Find out how you can make a difference and spend a week celebrating dedicated changemakers of the 20 and 21 centuries. Develop leadership skills, participate in a service project, find inspiration, challenge the odds, and explore life through action and purpose.

History comes to life... [click here for more]

Monday June 17, 2019 09:00 AM EDT
Atlanta History Center Cost: $250-$300 Per Week,
Ages 6-11.

Find out how you can make a difference and spend a week celebrating dedicated changemakers of the 20 and 21 centuries. Develop leadership skills, participate in a service project, find inspiration, challenge the odds, and explore life through action and purpose.

History comes to life... [click here for more]

Friday June 14, 2019 09:00 AM EDT
Atlanta History Center Cost: $250-$300 Per Week,
Fierce fighters such as Joan of Arc, Grace O’Malley, the Trung Sisters, and Juana Azurduy de Padilla take a stand! Discover the history behind these iconic defenders and experience the world through their eyes!   History comes to life as Atlanta History Center summer campers explore the past throu... [click here for more]

Thursday June 13, 2019 07:30 PM EDT
Atlanta History Center Cost: Free-$10,
When Abraham Lincoln was assassinated and Vice President Andrew Johnson became “the Accidental President,” it was a dangerous time in America.  With profound insights and making use of extensive research, Brenda Wineapple dramatically evokes this pivotal period in American history, when the countr... [click here for more]

Thursday June 13, 2019 09:00 AM EDT
Atlanta History Center Cost: $250-$300 Per Week,
Fierce fighters such as Joan of Arc, Grace O’Malley, the Trung Sisters, and Juana Azurduy de Padilla take a stand! Discover the history behind these iconic defenders and experience the world through their eyes!   History comes to life as Atlanta History Center summer campers explore the past throu... [click here for more]

Wednesday June 12, 2019 09:00 AM EDT
Atlanta History Center Cost: $250-$300 Per Week,
Fierce fighters such as Joan of Arc, Grace O’Malley, the Trung Sisters, and Juana Azurduy de Padilla take a stand! Discover the history behind these iconic defenders and experience the world through their eyes!   History comes to life as Atlanta History Center summer campers explore the past throu... [click here for more]

Tuesday June 11, 2019 07:00 PM EDT
Atlanta History Center Cost: $10 for not-yet members, $5 for members,
A compelling hybrid of novel and biography, Life of David Hockney offers an insightful overview of a painter whose art is as accessible as it is compelling, and whose passion to create has never been deterred by heartbreak or illness or loss. Catherine Cusset was born in Paris in 1963.She is the a... [click here for more]

Tuesday June 11, 2019 09:00 AM EDT
Atlanta History Center Cost: $250-$300 Per Week,
Fierce fighters such as Joan of Arc, Grace O’Malley, the Trung Sisters, and Juana Azurduy de Padilla take a stand! Discover the history behind these iconic defenders and experience the world through their eyes!   History comes to life as Atlanta History Center summer campers explore the past throu... [click here for more]

Monday June 10, 2019 09:00 AM EDT
Atlanta History Center Cost: $250-$300 Per Week,
Fierce fighters such as Joan of Arc, Grace O’Malley, the Trung Sisters, and Juana Azurduy de Padilla take a stand! Discover the history behind these iconic defenders and experience the world through their eyes!   History comes to life as Atlanta History Center summer campers explore the past throu... [click here for more]

Monday June 3, 2019 09:00 PM EDT
Atlanta History Center Cost: $325 - $375 per week,
AGES 9-14 YEARS Channel your inner Frankenstein and explore creature creation and world building in this Sci-Fi and Fantasy writing camp! Learn techniques and tools that will help you develop well-rounded characters living in complex worlds. Discover the power of imagination and craft a story ... [click here for more]

Thursday May 23, 2019 07:00 PM EDT
Atlanta History Center Cost: Free - $10,
Barbecue: It’s America in a mouthful. The story of barbecue touches almost every aspect of our history. It involves indigenous culture, the colonial era, slavery, the Civil War, the settling of the West, the coming of immigrants, the Great Migration, the rise of the automobile, the expansion of subu... [click here for more]

Wednesday May 22, 2019 07:00 PM EDT
The Atlanta History Center and World War II Foundation host a special evening to honor the courage displayed on June 6, 1944 to liberate German-occupied France (and later Europe) from Nazi control. Author Rick Atkinson, a Pulitzer Prize winner in history and journalism, will be interviewed about D... [click here for more]

Thursday May 16, 2019 07:00 PM EDT
Atlanta History Center Cost: Free - $10,
Reverend Willie Maxwell was a rural preacher accused of murdering five of his family members for insurance money in the 1970s. With the help of a savvy lawyer, he escaped justice for years until a relative shot him dead at the funeral of his last victim. Despite hundreds of witnesses, Maxwell's murd... [click here for more]

Tuesday May 14, 2019 07:00 PM EDT
Atlanta History Center Cost: Free - $10,
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... [click here for more]

Monday May 13, 2019 10:00 AM EDT
Atlanta History Center Cost: $5.50-$6.50,
Oh, the places you’ll go during the Planes, Trains & Automobiles program! Little ones explore the many modes of transportation and enjoy an immersive experience on our fully restored, larger than life Texas locomotive.   [click here for more]

Monday May 13, 2019 10:00 AM EDT
Atlanta History Center Cost: Free with Admission,
National Public Gardens Week is a celebration of America’s public gardens, bringing national exposure to the importance of vibrant, relevant gardens committed to community enrichment and environmental responsibility through community engagement, sustainable practices and conversation. Access to Go... [click here for more]

Wednesday May 8, 2019 07:00 PM EDT
Atlanta History Center Cost: Free - $10,
Most people know Hedy Lamarr as one of the most glamourous Oscar-nominated movie stars of the 1940s, but the greatest legacy she may have left behind is her groundbreaking contribution as a scientist. Lemarr was an avid inventor and the person behind advances in communication technology that led to ... [click here for more]

Tuesday May 7, 2019 07:00 PM EDT
Atlanta History Center Cost: Free - $10,
In rural north Georgia two decades after the Civil War, 13-year-old Lulu Hurst reaches high into her father’s bookshelf and pulls out an obscure book, The Truth of Mesmeric Influence. Deemed gangly and undesirable, Lulu wants more than a lifetime of caring for her disabled baby brother, Leo, with wh... [click here for more]

Sunday May 5, 2019 12:00 PM EDT
Atlanta History Center Cost: $35 - $40,
Drue Campbell’s life is adrift – she’s out of a job and down on her luck. Life doesn’t seem to be getting any better when her estranged father, Brice Campbell, a flamboyant personal injury attorney, shows up at her mother’s funeral after a 20-year absence. Worse, he’s remarried – to Drue’s eighth gr... [click here for more]

Saturday May 4, 2019 09:00 AM EDT
Pop into the History Center for a tasty breakfast featuring Bomb Biscuits and B’s Cracklin’ Barbecue and stay for curator-led tours of Barbecue Nation exhibition. Tickets are $10, and include breakfast, coffee, and museum admission. [click here for more]

Wednesday May 1, 2019 07:00 PM EDT
Atlanta History Center Cost: Free - $10,
Austin Kleon is a writer who draws. He is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Steal Like an Artist and Show Your Work! His work has been featured on NPR’s Morning Edition, PBS Newshour, and in The New York Times and Wall Street Journal. He also speaks frequently about creativity in the digi... [click here for more]

History Museum, Historical Place

UPDATE: The Battle of Atlanta cyclorama painting was moved to the Atlanta History Center as part of a project announced in 2014. The old Cyclorama building in Grant Park has been remodeled as an event space and became part of the Atlanta Zoo. At 358 feet long, the Cyclorama claims to be the larges... | more...

Landmarks

Founded in 1926, the center includes the Atlanta History Museum featuring signature and traveling exhibitions, the 1845 Tullie Smith Farm, the 1928 Swan House mansion, research archives/special libraries and 33 acres of gardens. $10-$15. | more...

Museum, Historical Place, Tourist Attractions

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... | more...
130 West Paces Ferry Road N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 814-4000
History Museum, Tourist Attractions
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Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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