Saturday, August 07, 2010 - Monday, December 31, 2012
Created by the Atlanta History Center and designed to complement the History Center's award-winning permanent exhibition, Turning Point: The American Civil War, the new exhibition War in Our Backyards: Discovering Atlanta, 1861-1865 challenges visitors to consider their personal connections to a war that was literally fought in all of our backyards.
Saturday, October 08, 2011 - Sunday, March 04, 2012
Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing: How the Apollo Theater Shaped American Entertainment examines the rich history and cultural significance of the legendary Harlem theater, tracing the story from its origins as a segregated burlesque hall to its starring role at the epicenter of African American entertainment and American popular culture.
The Atlanta History Center offers special monthly programs for homeschool students and their families. Each month explores a different subject through exhibition tours and a variety of activities for kids from toddler to teen. Admission to Homeschool Days is $7.50 for nonmembers; $5.50 for children of members; and free for adult members. Discounted rates are available for groups with 10 or more children. For information or to make group reservations, call 404.814.4018.
The New Year kicks off with the Hispanic holiday festival, Dia de Reyes or Three Kings Day, held in collaboration with the Mexican Consulate and the Instituto de Mexico. Learn about this tradition through storytelling, music, live performances, complimentary food for children, and lots of fun.
Sing the Wind - Folk Songs with Steven Darsey will be presented in the Atlanta History Center’s Kennedy Theater. Admission is free and open to all audiences (there is no charge for entering the History Center). Donations will be accepted to support Meridian Herald. Free parking is available at the Atlanta History Center. For more information, www.meridianherald.com.