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.
Become a Georgia Pioneer and enter into a real working farm to find out what it was like to live during the 1800s. Immerse yourself in a first-person experience, meeting people from the era, and helping with the chores needed to survive. Help plant field crops, card wool and cotton, weave fabric, make butter and candles, and assist our cook, woodworker, blacksmith, and so much more. Just like children in the 1800s, you also have to find time to go to school and make your own toys. Come dressed and ready to get your hands dirty!
From Andrew Solomon, the National Book Award-winning author of The Noonday Demon, comes Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity. Culled from ten years of research on different kinds of exceptional children and 40,000 pages of interview transcripts from conversations with more than 300 families across America, Far From the Tree examines extreme versions of the profound difference that all parents and children feel from one another.
Gather the entire family for a full day of engaging activities including demonstrations of sheep shearing, spinning, weaving, open-hearth cooking, blacksmithing, candle making, and much more at Smith Family Farm, including storytelling and traditional music.
Classically trained, world-renowned chef Curtis Stone, host of Bravo’s popular Top Chef Masters, has cooked in hundreds of homes across the globe. While every household is unique, there is one thing we all have in common – we are busy. Whether we are shuttling kids to soccer, juggling schedules, or working late at the office, getting dinner on the table is daunting. Stone, however, believes a home-cooked meal is always worth the effort, so he created What’s for Dinner: Delicious Recipes for a Busy Life featuring 130 effortless and inspired recipes.
Often, when loved ones make their transition, family members are left with a collection of photographs they know, intuitively, is important. Frequently, however, what they do not know are the names of individuals, places and historical periods documented in the images; thus, large segments of family history are lost forever.
Location: Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library
In order to accurately share and maintain histories, families must learn how to best capture and preserve their historical legacies. During this program, learn about the Spelman Independent Scholars’ (SIS) Oral History Project from the Founding Director, Dr. Gloria Wade Gayles, and African American Women of Wisdom, Ms. Ernestine Brazeal and Dr. Zelma Payne. Gain insight into conducting oral histories similar to SIS, as well as obtain practical information on best care techniques for preservation of family collections by esteemed archivist, Karen Jefferson.
This program is free to the public. Reservations are required; please email email@example.com or call 404.978.2052.