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.
Robert J. Cook is author of five books and essays in Civil War History and the Journal of Southern History; his book, Troubled Commemoration, was a finalist for the Lincoln Prize in 2008. A specialist on the American Civil War and Civil War memory, he is professor of American history at the University of Sussex, United Kingdom. His latest book, Civil War Senator: William Pitt Fessenden and the Fight to Save the American Republic, was published by Louisiana State University Press in 2011.
This month, let the games begin at the Atlanta History Center! Visit our Centennial Olympic Games exhibition and view medals, Olympic torches, and learn about the sports that are a part of the games. Children play with old-fashioned toys and games, and participate in organized children’s games like Duck, Duck, Goose, Red Light Green Light, and musical chairs.
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.
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.
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.
Delia Ephron is a screenwriter for movies that include The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, You’ve Got Mail, Hanging Up, and Michael. She is also the author of novels for adults and teenagers, books of humor, and essays. In addition, her journalism has appeared in the New York Times, O the Oprah Magazine, and Vogue, among others.