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.
Greetings from Atlanta: A Postcard Retrospective draws from the Atlanta History Center’s collection of more than 3,000 postcards to provide glimpses of Atlanta and Georgia, while exploring various styles, printing technology, and social history aspects as uncovered by the unique details of its postmark, its message, its sender, and its recipient.
Before audiences voted for him as a fan favorite on Bravo’s "Top Chef Las Vegas," Kevin Gillespie was executive chef at Woodfire Grill in Atlanta, where he continues to design ingredient-driven seasonal menus that incorporate the best local, organic, and sustainable foods available. The philosophy behind Gillespie’s cooking and the one that informs Fire in My Belly is that when the season changes, the menu changes. Therefore, most of these recipes are original, created from scratch, and developed with home cooks in mind.
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 for nonmembers; $6.50 for children of members; and free for adult members.
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.
Friday, November 23, 2012 - Sunday, November 25, 2012
11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM
Located in Turning Point exhibition
Join Union soldier Nate Baker as he grapples with his hopes for the future during the holiday season of 1863, while fighting in the War as a member of the African-American 54th Regiment. A 15-minute performance.
The father of President John F. Kennedy and Senators Robert and Edward Kennedy, Joe Kennedy was an indomitable and elusive figure, whose dreams of advancement for his nine children were matched only by his extraordinary personal ambition and shrewd financial skills.