Tuesday, January 01, 2013 - Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Turning Point: The American Civil War, located in the 9,200-square-foot DuBose Gallery, is one of the nation’s largest and most complete Civil War exhibitions. With over 1,500 Union and Confederate artifacts, including cannons, uniforms, and flags, visitors experience the Civil War through the eyes of soldiers and civilians.
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 $8.50 nonmembers; $6.50 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, email Homeschool @atlantahistorycenter.com.
In Going Clear, Wright examines what fundamentally makes a religion a religion and whether Scientology deserves this constitutional protection. Employing his journalistic skills of observation, understanding, and shaping a story into a compelling narrative, Wright delivers an evenhanded yet keenly incisive book that reveals the essence of Scientology.
Commemorate Veterans Day at the Atlanta History Center by hearing firsthand accounts of sacrifice and bravery from the voices of veterans. Sponsored by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, this free evening event highlights veterans’ personal stories recorded and preserved by the Atlanta History Center and StoryCorps.
This program is free. RSVPs are requested. Please call 404.814.4150 or visit AtlantaHistoryCenter.com/VeteransVoices.
This monthly program for toddlers and preschoolers (18 months to five years) engages our youngest visitors in activities that introduce them to history in creative ways. Each Magic Monday has a unique theme and includes a guided exploration of one of our exhibitions, historic houses, or award-winning gardens, as well as demonstrations, arts and crafts projects, and story time. Join us for another exciting year and connect with old friends while meeting new ones.
Members are admitted for free. Admission is $6.50 adults; $5.50 children. Discounted rates are available for groups with ten or more children. For more information, please call 404.814.4110.
In The Smithsonian’s History of America in 101 Objects, Under Secretary for Art, History, and Culture Richard Kurin and a team of curators and scholars assemble an exhibition of objects from across the Smithsonian’s museums that offer a new perspective on the history of the United States.
John Heilemann and Mark Halperin set the national conversation on fire with their bestselling account of the 2008 presidential election, Game Change. In Double Down, they apply their storytelling to the 2012 election, rendering a compelling narrative about the Republican nomination, the rise and fall of Mitt Romney, and the trials, tribulations, and triumph of Barack Obama.