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.
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.
Census records are a tremendous source of genealogical information. The 1940 Federal Census was released online in April and, thanks to a virtual army of volunteers, nearly ¾ of the United States has already been indexed. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Archivist Sue VerHoef will offer strategies for locating, searching, and analyzing Federal, state, and local census data.
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.
This month, bring your little ones to the Atlanta History Center to celebrate the season by participating in several holiday traditions from making ornaments, singing holiday songs, and decorating a Christmas tree.
The Atlanta History Center's annual holiday program is filled with festive family activities that celebrate the season.Featured activities include flights of time travel exploring holidays past at Smith Family Farm and Swan House.