Atlanta Stories

Atlanta History Center’s new cornerstone exhibition Gatheround: Stories of Atlanta shares the stories of individuals of many different backgrounds and perspectives who helped create the Atlanta we know today. It also examines how the metro area has been shaped by watershed political events and exceptional leaders. Through immersive experiences and museum theater performances, students delve into some of the most important events and people in our city’s history, including the 1906 Race Riots, Alonzo Herndon, the Leo Frank case, Atlanta’s role in the Civil Rights Movement, and recent immigration. Students explore Atlanta’s history through the broader lens of social justice, urban growth and change and activism to answer the question, “is Atlanta the city too busy to hate?”

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Additional Information

Title I schools receive free tours during December 2017, January and February 2018. Due to high demand and limited availability, there is a $50 deposit due at the time of booking your tour to reserve your date. This payment will only be processed if you cancel your tour.

The cost for all guided tours is $8 per student. Guided tours require one chaperone (admitted free) per 10 students. Admission for each additional chaperone is $8.

Full payment is required 3 weeks prior to your visit to guarantee your reservation for all tours. If booking less than 3 weeks in advance, full payment is due immediately.

Confirmation of day and time and Arrival Information will be sent via email. Please bring your confirmation with you on the day of your tour to ensure the group rate.

Your payment is not refundable if you cancel your school tour and do not reschedule. Payments are refunded only in the case of school closings.

There is a $25 administrative fee should you need to reschedule your tour. You must notify the Atlanta History Center at least 3 days in advance. With advance notice your payment can be applied to a new tour date, plus the administrative fee.

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Funding for Atlanta History Center's school programs is generously provided by:

  • The Zeist Foundation
  • Fulton County Arts Council
  • The Wells Fargo Foundation
  • Georgia Council for the Arts
  • The Connolly Family Foundation
  • David, Helen, and Marian Woodward Fund
  • The Frances Wood Wilson Foundation
  • The Ray M. and Mary Elizabeth Lee Foundation
  • The Emily Winship Scott Foundation
  • The Besse Johnson and George Blanton Allen Memorial Foundation
  • The Bright Wings Foundation

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