Saturday February 23, 2019 10:00 AM EST
Cost: $5 - $31.50,

From the venue:



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 after viewing the painting. Tickets include full access to Atlanta History Center.  


Approximately 100 walk-up tickets are available daily. Walk-up ticket sales begin at 10:00am. The first show begins at 10:30am, but your timed experience may not be until later in the day. Tickets are timed and availability varies each day.  


Meet the Past Museum Theatre: Untold Stories

Discover little known stories of struggles and triumphs throughout history with our robust museum theatre program. Make sure to explore Smith Farm and discover stories of enslavement and resistance through museum theatre performances, dialogues, and open hearth cooking demonstrations. Smith Farm will be open until 4:30pm on the 22nd-24th.

Meet the Past Museum Theatre: Cyclorama Characters Debut!
Paul Atkinson
10:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 4:00pm
Duration: 15 minutes  

Meet Paul Atkinson, a Georgia born entertainment promoter, explain why he purchased The Battle of Atlanta cyclorama painting and how he plans to interpret it.

Denmark Mitchell
10:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 4:30pm
Duration: 15 minutes  

Encounter Denmark Mitchell, a post- Reconstruction era journalist, explores the ideas of the Lost Cause and American citizenship and the interpretive challenges represented by The Battle of Atlanta cyclorama. This is composite character based on the written and documented perspectives of post-Reconstruction era journalists and intellectuals.

Franz Schroeter
11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm
Duration: 15 minutes  

Listen to a young German artist as he explores his experiences of working on the cyclorama painting and how it influences his perceptions of America. This a composite character based on several people hired by the American Panorama Company. 

Catherine Broussard
11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm
Duration: 15 minutes  

Catherine Broussard, descendent of a United States Colored Troops soldier, discusses with her daughter the importance of the Cyclorama as an artifact and the narratives not represented in the painting.

Additional Performances
10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm
Duration: 15 minutes  

Join a paperboy in 1906 as he educates new recruits on the “tricks of the trade” while highlighting the challenges he encountered as a witness to the Atlanta Race Riots.

Gertie Stewart
11:15am, 12:15pm, 1:15pm, 2:15pm, 3:15pm, 4:15pm
Duration: 15 minutes  

Gertie Stewart is preparing to take the Syracuse rail yard to court for refusing to promote her because of her gender, learn of her challenges and that of other women railroaders. Based on the true story of Irene M. Ingison.

Mary Elizabeth Bowser
11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm
Duration: 15 minutes  

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