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 presents Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: How the Word is Passed Down, a traveling exhibition organized by the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello in partnership with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Janice Rothschild Blumberg is a native of Atlanta and graduated from the University of Georgia. She studied American Jewish history while experiencing it, as the widow of two outspoken Jewish leaders, civil rights activist Rabbi Jacob Rothschild of Atlanta and David Blumberg of Knoxville. With a personal interest and unrelenting curiosity, Blumberg has meticulously researched and carefully documented the life of this controversial American rabbi.
Tracy Thompson is a reporter and essayist who writes about diverse subjects, including psychiatry, law, and the Civil War. She is the author of The Beast: A Reckoning with Depression and The Ghost in the House. Drawing on mountains of data, interviews, and a whole new set of historic archives, Thompson paints a heartening, often surprising picture of a region filled with promise and paradoxes, and one that is laying a path for the rest of the nation to follow.
Discover the long and fascinating history of Cherokee Indians in Georgia. Where did they come from and where are they today? Assume the identity of real Cherokee Indians and take an unforgettable journey on the Trail of Tears. Learn about Sequoyah and the Cherokee story of survival through adaptation and cultural change.
This month, celebrate springtime on the farm with our annual egg hunt and let your kids join the search for colorful eggs hidden throughout the Smith Family Farm to win prizes. They can also participate in fun and games, like the peep toss, and create spring-time crafts. A visit from the Easter Bunny delights everyone.
What are the differences between a winning and losing performance? In Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing, New York Times bestselling authors Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman reveal how to tip the odds of success in our favor, either at the office, school, playing field, or home. Looking at competition through a multidisciplinary lens integrating wisdom from politics, finance, genetics, neuroscience, psychology, and other fields, Bronson and Merryman reveal hidden factors that fuel our determination, passion, and competition, and explore how to harness the forces of competition to succeed.
The commemoration of the Civil War sesquicentennial continues with Citizens and Soldiers. Experience reenactments, weapon demonstrations, home front activities and encampment on our 1860s farm, and enjoy tours of our two award-winning Civil War exhibitions.
Dianne Swann-Wright, historian of Monticello’s Getting Word oral history project traces the work she conducted over nearly twenty years that gave voice to the enslaved people of Monticello and documented the lives of their descendants. Learn how oral and written sources can support and sustain the African American historic narrative.