Loading...
 

 Error

  • OVER_QUERY_LIMIT

 

Atlanta History Center

72b18 Swan House Magnum
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.

AN EVENING WITH JOJO MOYES IN CONVERSATION WITH ALISON LAW, THE GIVER OF STARS

Monday October 14, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
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...
Cost: $30-$35

ERIC FONER, THE SECOND FOUNDING: HOW THE CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION REMADE THE CONSTITUTION

Tuesday October 15, 2019 07:30 pm EDT
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...
Cost: Free-$10

CHEROKEE GARDEN LIBRARY LECTURE: DEBORAH NEVINS, GROUNDBREAKING DESIGN: WHERE BEAUTY AND SUSTAINABILITY MEET

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...
Cost: $25

MEMBERS PERK: HAUNTED HALLOWEEN PREVIEW

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.
Cost: Free

HAUNTED HALLOWEEN

Friday October 18, 2019 06:30 pm EDT
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...
Cost: $10-$20

FULTON COUNTY 4-H CLUB MONTHLY MEETING

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...
Cost: Free

GEORGIA PERENNIAL PLANT ASSOCIATION: CAROL REESE

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. ...
Cost: Free

FULTON COUNTY 4-H FILM CLUB MONTHLY MEETING

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.
Cost: Free

DAY OF THE DEAD (DIA DE MUERTOS)

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.
Cost: Free

AMERICAN HYDRANGEA SOCIETY: SARAH ROBERTS, GOIZUETA GARDENS: A TRANSFORMATION

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...
Cost: Free

S.C. GWYNNE, HYMNS OF THE REPUBLIC: THE STORY OF THE FINAL YEAR OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR

Tuesday October 29, 2019 07:30 pm EDT
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 ...
Cost: Free-$10

PETER STARK, YOUNG WASHINGTON: HOW WILDERNESS AND WAR FORGED AMERICA’S FOUNDING FATHER

Wednesday October 30, 2019 07:30 pm EDT
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...
Cost: Free-$10

MAGIC MONDAY: BOO-WEEN!

Monday October 14, 2019 10:00 am EDT
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...
Cost: Free-$6.50

PRIDE PARADE PARTY

Sunday October 13, 2019 11:00 am EDT
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...
Cost: Museum Admission

Alex Hitz: The Art of the Host: Recipes and Rules for Flawless Entertaining

Wednesday October 2, 2019 06:30 pm EDT
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 ...
Cost: $25-$30

Homeschool Day: Tracks to Runways

Tuesday October 1, 2019 10:30 am EDT
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...
Cost: Free-$8.50

Fulton County 4-H Film Club Monthly Meeting

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.
Cost: Free

Barbecue Nation Closing Celebration Ft. Stan Hays of Operation Barbecue

Friday September 27, 2019 06:00 pm EDT
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...
Cost: $25-$30

Fulton County 4-H STEM Club Monthly Meeting

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.
Cost: Free

Georgia Perennial Plant Association w/ Shannon Currey

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...
Cost: Free

Fulton County 4-H Club Monthly Meeting

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...
Cost: Free

Educator Open House

Saturday September 14, 2019 09:00 am EDT
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...
Cost: Free w/ current school ID

Kevin M. Levin: Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War's Most Persistent Myth

Tuesday September 10, 2019 07:30 pm EDT
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 ...
Cost: Free-$10

Party with the Past: Clarkston Community Center

Thursday August 15, 2019 06:30 pm EDT
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 ...
Cost: Free W/ RSVP

ATL Collective Relive's R.E.M.’S "Automatic For the People”

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...
Cost: $40

SAM JONES, WHOLE HOG BBQ: THE GOSPEL OF CAROLINA BARBECUE WITH RECIPES FROM SKYLIGHT INN AND SAM JONES BBQ

Wednesday August 7, 2019 06:00 pm EDT
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.

 

Cost: Free-$10

Fulton County 4-H Club Open House

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...
Cost: Free

Colson Whitehead In Conversation With Gail O'Neill, The Nickel Boys

Monday July 22, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
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...
Cost: $35-$40

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.

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

Cost: Free

Atlanta History Center|The History Makers

Friday June 21, 2019 09:00 am EDT
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...
Cost: $250-$300 Per Week

SIDNEY ISENBERG LECTURE | ELLIOT ACKERMAN, PLACES AND NAMES: ON WAR, REVOLUTION, AND RETURNING

Thursday June 20, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
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...
Cost: $5-$10

Summer History Camp|The History Makers

Thursday June 20, 2019 09:00 am EDT
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...
Cost: $250-$300 Per Week

Summer History Camp|The History Makers

Wednesday June 19, 2019 09:00 am EDT
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...
Cost: $250-$300 Per Week

Dan Abrams, Theodore Roosevelt For The Defense: The Courtroom Battle To Save His Legacy

Tuesday June 18, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
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...
Cost: Free-$10

Summer History Camp|The History Makers

Tuesday June 18, 2019 09:00 am EDT
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...
Cost: $250-$300 Per Week

Summer History Camp|The History Makers

Monday June 17, 2019 09:00 am EDT
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...
Cost: $250-$300 Per Week

Summer History Camp|Warriors of History

Friday June 14, 2019 09:00 am EDT
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...
Cost: $250-$300 Per Week

Brenda Wineapple, The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation

Thursday June 13, 2019 07:30 pm EDT
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...
Cost: Free-$10

Summer History Camp|Warriors of History Center

Thursday June 13, 2019 09:00 am EDT
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...
Cost: $250-$300 Per Week

Summer History Camp|Warriors of History

Wednesday June 12, 2019 09:00 am EDT
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...
Cost: $250-$300 Per Week

Catherine Cusset, Life of David Hockney: A Novel

Tuesday June 11, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
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...
Cost: $10 for not-yet members, $5 for members

Summer History Camp|Warriors of History

Tuesday June 11, 2019 09:00 am EDT
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...
Cost: $250-$300 Per Week

Summer History Camp|Warriors of History

Monday June 10, 2019 09:00 am EDT
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...
Cost: $250-$300 Per Week

SUMMER WRITING CAMP | SHARED WORLDS: FANTASY CREATION

Monday June 3, 2019 09:00 pm EDT
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 ...
Cost: $325 - $375 per week

JIM AUCHMUTEY, SMOKELORE: A SHORT HISTORY OF BARBECUE IN AMERICA

Thursday May 23, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
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...
Cost: Free - $10

D-DAY COMMEMORATION FEATURING RICK ATKINSON

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...
Cost: Free

CASEY CEP, FURIOUS HOURS

Thursday May 16, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
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...
Cost: Free - $10

LOUIS BAYARD, COURTING MR. LINCOLN - May 14, 2019

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

NATIONAL PUBLIC GARDENS WEEK

Monday May 13, 2019 10:00 am EDT
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...
Cost: Free with Admission

MAGIC MONDAY: PLANES, TRAINS, & AUTOMOBILES

Monday May 13, 2019 10:00 am EDT
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.  
Cost: $5.50-$6.50

MARIE BENEDICT, THE ONLY WOMAN IN THE ROOM

Wednesday May 8, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
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 ...
Cost: Free - $10

JESSICA HANDLER, THE MAGNETIC GIRL

Tuesday May 7, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
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...
Cost: Free - $10

MARY KAY ANDREWS, SUNSET BEACH LAUNCH PARTY

Sunday May 5, 2019 12:00 pm EDT
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...
Cost: $35 - $40

POP-UP BREAKFAST FEATURING BOMB BISCUITS AND B’S CRACKLIN BBQ

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.
Cost: $10

AUSTIN KLEON, KEEP GOING: 10 WAYS TO STAY CREATIVE IN GOOD TIMES AND BAD

Wednesday May 1, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
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...
Cost: Free - $10

J.D. DICKEY, RISING IN FLAMES: SHERMAN’S MARCH AND THE FIGHT FOR A NEW NATION

Tuesday April 30, 2019 08:00 pm EDT
America in the antebellum years was a deeply troubled country, divided by partisan gridlock and ideological warfare, angry voices in the streets and the statehouses, furious clashes over race and immigration, and a growing chasm between immense wealth and desperate poverty. The Civil War that foll...
Cost: Free - $10

OLMSTED PLEIN AIR INVITATIONAL DAY

Tuesday April 30, 2019 10:00 am EDT
Plein air painting produces art from life “in open air” across the Atlanta History Center’s Goizueta Gardens. The public is invited to observe as esteemed contemporary impressionist artists across the United States create finished paintings before your eyes. In its fourth year, the Olmsted Plain Air...
Cost: Free with Admission

HELEN ELLIS, IN CONVERSATION WITH KATE WHITMAN SOUTHERN LADY CODE: ESSAYS

Monday April 29, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
The bestselling author of American Housewife is back with a fiercely funny collection of essays on marriage and manners, thank-you notes and three-ways, ghosts, gunshots, gynecology, and the Calgon-scented, onion-dipped, monogrammed art of living as a Southern Lady. Helen Ellis has a mantra: "If you...
Cost: Free - $10

GENEALOGY PROGRAM: YOUR FAMILY HISTORY ROAD TRIP:  ARE WE THERE YET?

Saturday April 20, 2019 10:30 am EDT
With millions of documents available online, most of us are able to flesh out at least part of our family tree.  But often the records you need aren’t available online and sometimes you just want to walk where your ancestors walked. Join Sue VerHoef, Director of Oral History and Genealogy at the Atl...
Cost: $10 - $15

MARTHA HALL KELLY, LOST ROSES

Tuesday April 16, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
It is 1914, and the world has been on the brink of war so often, many New Yorkers treat the subject with only passing interest. Eliza Ferriday is thrilled to be traveling to St. Petersburg with Sofya Streshnayva, a cousin of the Romanovs. The two met years ago in Paris and became confidantes. Now El...
Cost: Free - $10

HOMESCHOOL DAY: GARDENING, HARVESTING, AND SUSTAINABLE LIVING

Friday April 12, 2019 10:30 am EDT
In celebration of Earth Day, join us as we explore science, nature, and history in the “City in a Forest”. Learn about our gardens, participate in a scavenger hunt, develop your own practices, and explore how we are personally responsible for keeping our Earth healthy for generations to come.  Adm...
Cost: Free - $8.50

CHEROKEE GARDEN LIBRARY: ASHLEY WRIGHT MCINTYRE LECTURE SERIES: VICTORIA JOHNSON, AMERICAN EDEN: DAVID HOSACK, BOTANY, AND MEDICINE IN THE GARDEN OF THE EARLY REPUBLIC

Wednesday April 10, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
When Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr met on a dueling ground in July 1804, they chose the same attending physician: David Hosack. Family doctor and friend to Hamilton and Burr, Hosack is today a shadowy figure at the edge of a famous duel, the great achievements of his life forgotten. In 1801, on ...
Cost: $25

Sheep to Shawl

Saturday April 6, 2019 10:30 am EDT
Guests experience the process of cloth making though demonstrations and activities that range from sheep shearing and wool dyeing to spinning and weaving. Gather the entire family for a full day of fun that also includes open-hearth cooking, blacksmithing, candle making, live music, and more at Smit...
Cost: Free - $10

RUTH REICHL, IN CONVERSATION WITH KIM SEVERSON, SAVE ME THE PLUMS

Thursday April 4, 2019 07:30 pm EDT
Ruth Reichl is the bestselling author of the memoirs Garlic and Sapphires, Tender at the Bone, and Comfort Me with Apples and the novel Delicious! She was editor in chief of Gourmet for 10 years. She lives in upstate New York with her husband and two cats. Kim Severson is a Southern-based correspo...
Cost: Free - $10

FULTON COUNTY 4-H CLUB MONTHLY MEETING

Sunday March 17, 2019 02:00 pm EDT
Atlanta History Center 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 Roc...
Cost: Free

POETRY OUT LOUD | STATE FINAL COMPETITION

Sunday March 17, 2019 01:00 pm EDT
The public is invited to attend the Georgia final competition of this innovative program that encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization and performance of the written word.Poetry Out Loud incorporates the dynamic aspects of slam poetry, spoken word, and theater...
Cost: Free

Southbound BBQ Revival

Friday March 15, 2019 06:30 pm EDT

VIP tickets: $75, includes reserved seating in the first 10 rows and a dinner voucher. Non-reserved seats: $40. 

Food will be available to purchase by Jim 'N Nick’s.

Set List Allman Bros Band Songs Revival Whipping Post Blue Sky Midnight Rider Southbound Statesboro Blues Stand Back

Ramblin Man...
Cost: $40 - $75

LYNNE OLSON, MADAME FOURCADE’S SECRET WAR: THE DARING YOUNG WOMAN WHO LED FRANCE'S LARGEST SPY NETWORK AGAINST HITLER

Monday March 11, 2019 08:00 pm EDT
In 1941, a 31-year-old Frenchwoman born to privilege and known for her beauty and glamor became leader of a vast Resistance intelligence organization, Alliance — the only woman to serve as a chef de résistance during the war. Strong-willed, independent, and a lifelong rebel against her country’s con...
Cost: $10

MAGIC MONDAY: MIXED EMOTIONS

Monday March 11, 2019 10:00 am EDT
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 youngsters and encourage a sense of creativity and play. A new imagination station is centered around our tasty Barbecue Natio...
Cost: Free - $6.50

Bill Charlap Trio - Somewhere: The Songs of Leonard Bernstein

Thursday March 7, 2019 07:30 pm EST
Categories: Jazz

The Atlanta Jewish Music Festival opens its 10th annual festival with the Grammy award winning Bill Charlap Trio.

One of the world’s premier jazz pianists, BILL CHARLAP has performed and recorded with many leading artists of our time, ranging from jazz masters Phil Woods and Wynton ...
Cost: $40-$60

CHEROKEE GARDEN LIBRARY PROGRAM: THE WELL-PLACED WEED: THE BOUNTIFUL LIFE OF RYAN GAINEY, A FILM BY STEVE BRANSFORD AND COOPER SANCHEZ

Wednesday February 27, 2019 07:00 pm EST
Gainey has been the focus of numerous gardening television programs, but this documentary is the first project to examine the complexities of his life. As the film shows, he was a contradictory character, both off-putting and tender, self-absorbed and generous, artificial and authentic. Gainey, who ...
Cost: Free - $10

Steve Luxenberg, Seperate: The story of Plessy v. Ferguson, and America's journey from slavery to segregation

Monday February 25, 2019 07:00 pm EST
Plessy v. Ferguson, the Supreme Court case synonymous with “separate but equal,” created remarkably little stir when the justices announced their near-unanimous decision on May 18, 1896. Yet it is one of the most compelling and dramatic stories of the nineteenth century, whose outcome embraced and p...
Cost: Free - $10

CYCLORAMA: THE BIG PICTURE OPENING WEEKEND

Saturday February 23, 2019 10:00 am EST
 

ADVANCE TICKETS  

Due to capacity and the timed audio-visual presentation on the viewing platform, we highly recommend securing advance tickets to view the painting. Reserved tickets are valid for the date and time selected, but visitors are encouraged to spend time in the exhibition before and ...
Cost: $5 - $31.50

Poetry Out Loud, Metro Atlanta #2 Regional Competition

Sunday February 17, 2019 01:00 pm EST
Cost: Free

Homeschool Day: Atlanta and Civil Rights Movement

Thursday February 7, 2019 10:30 am EST
Cost: Free - $8.50

Poetry Out Loud, Metro Atlanta Regional Competition

Saturday February 2, 2019 01:00 pm EST
Poetry Out Loud program driven competition to educate highschool students about various forms of poetry.
Cost: Free

Keith Dunnavant, Spy Pilot: Francis Gary Powers, The U-2 Incident, and a Controversial Cold War Legacy

Monday January 28, 2019 08:00 pm EST
Presented by CIBC Private Wealth Management lecture led by Keith Dunnavant discussing his novel. 
Cost: Free to $10

Martin Luther King JR. Day: Free Admission at Atlanta History Center and Atlanta History Center Midtown

Monday January 21, 2019 10:00 am EST
Free admission to Atlanta History Center and Atlanta History Center Midtown in honor of Martin Luther King Day.
Cost: Free

Brad Meltzer, The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington

Friday January 11, 2019 07:00 pm EST
Presented by CIBC Private Wealth Management, author Brad Meltzer and documentary television producer Josh Mensch lead discussion of their novel.
Cost: $35 - $40

Candlelight Nights - December 21, 2018

Friday December 21, 2018 05:30 pm EST
Experience Christmas past with a candlelit stroll through our beautifully decorated gardens and grounds, and be transported into the warm glow of the holidays. Guests are welcomed by a lively Christmas Market filled with local crafts and artisanal creations. Holiday traditions of years past come ali...
Cost: $9-$21.50

Candlelight Nights

Friday December 14, 2018 05:30 pm EST
Experience Christmas past with a candlelit stroll through our beautifully decorated gardens and grounds, and be transported into the warm glow of the holidays. Guests are welcomed by a lively Christmas Market filled with local crafts and artisanal creations. Holiday traditions of years past come ali...
Cost: $9-$21.50

Candlelight Nights - December 14, 2018

Friday December 14, 2018 05:30 pm EST
Share your holiday wish list with Santa Claus and shop in the lively Holiday Market filled with local crafts, artist creations, and vintage holiday decor
Cost: $20.00

Magic Monday: Happy Holidays

Monday December 10, 2018 10:00 am EST
Celebrate the holidays at the Atlanta History Center with making ornaments, and holiday stories and sing-alongs
Cost: $6.50

Party with the Past: Global Mall

Thursday December 6, 2018 06:30 pm EST
Visit the first indoor South Asian Mall in North America
Cost: Free

Homeschool Day: Home for the Holidays

Sunday December 2, 2018 10:30 am EST
Learn about cultural customs, traditions, iconic images, and the origins of holiday pastimes
Cost: $8.50

History on the Rocks

Friday November 30, 2018 06:00 pm EST
Explore the museum and Smith Family Farm
Cost: $15

Todd Richards, Soul: A Chef's Culinary Evolution in 150 Recipes

Thursday November 29, 2018 07:00 pm EST
Black American soul food chef
Cost: $10

Anne Byrn, American Cookie

Wednesday November 28, 2018 07:00 pm EST
America's baking history
Cost: $15

Opening Day? Locomotion: Railroads and the Making of Atlanta

Saturday November 17, 2018 10:00 am EST
New railroad exhibition
Cost: $10

B.A. Shapiro, The Collector's Apprentice

Wednesday November 14, 2018 07:00 pm EST
Historical art thriller about love and vengence
Cost: $10

Stephen Carter, Invisible: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America's Most Powerful Mobster

Tuesday November 13, 2018 07:00 pm EST
Moving, haunting, and as fast-paced as a novel, Invisible tells the true story of a woman who often found her path blocked by the social and political expectations of her time. But Eunice Carter never accepted defeat, and thanks to her grandson’s remarkable book, her long forgotten story is once aga...
Cost: $10

Magic Monday: Farm Fun

Monday November 12, 2018 10:00 am EST
Visit the Smith Family Farm
Cost: $6.50

Veterans Day Commemoration

Sunday November 11, 2018 11:00 am EST
100th anniversary of WWI armistice
Cost: Free

Winston Groom, The Allies: Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin, and the Unlikely Alliance That Won WWII

Thursday November 8, 2018 08:00 pm EST
The story of Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin
Cost: $10

Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos)

Monday October 29, 2018 05:00 pm EDT
Mexican Day of the Dead celebration
Cost: Free

Carla Hall in conversation with Gail O?Neill, Carla Hall?s Soul Food: Everyday and Celebration

Friday October 26, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
Soul food and classic dishes
Cost: $40

James Scott, Rampage: MacArthur, Yamashita, and the Battle of Manila

Thursday October 25, 2018 08:00 pm EDT
Recounting the Pacific war
Cost: $10

Party with the Past: Flatiron Building

Thursday October 25, 2018 06:30 pm EDT
Spotlight on the restoration of FlatironCity
Cost: Free

CRISTEN CONGER AND CAROLINE ERVIN, UNLADYLIKE: A FIELD GUIDE TO SMASHING THE PATRIARCHY AND CLAIMING YOUR SPACE

Tuesday October 16, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
Get tickets here
Cost: $10
130 West Paces Ferry Road N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 814-4000
array(2) {
  [0]=>
  string(3) "149"
  [1]=>
  string(2) "91"
}
Attractions,Art Gallery
Hours
Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday: 12:00 – 5:30 PM