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.
In Bunker Hill, Nathaniel Philbrick, award-winning author of In The Heart of the Sea and Mayflower, brings his talents to the story that ignited the American Revolution. With passion and insight, Philbrick reconstructs the geographic and ideological landscape in a narrative of the robust, messy, blisteringly real origins of America.
This month, your kids learn how important bugs and insects are to us and the world around us. E walk through our gardens to see the beautiful flowers in bloom and learn about the special relationship between insects and flowers. Then they create a creepy-crawly inspired craft and bug out to a sing-a-long.
A full day of genealogy sessions designed to help you climb the branches of your family tree. Keynote address will be offered by Dr. Larry Spruill of Morehouse College. Sessions cover a wide variety of topics, including African American genealogy, general interest genealogy, using DNA in genealogy research, genealogy courses for youth, and more.
Continuing the trilogy that began with A Blaze of Glory, the New York Times-bestselling author Jeff Shaara returns to chronicle another decisive chapter in America’s Civil War. In A Chain of Thunder, the action shifts to the fortress city of Vicksburg. There, in the vaunted “Gibraltar of the Confederacy,” a siege for the ages cemented the reputation of one Union general and all but seal the fate of the rebel cause.
Spend a day in the company of veterans and hear their stories of wartime through personal accounts and memorabilia. Living history interpreters represent soldiers of previous wars by showing authentic dress, equipment, and vehicles.
The newly expanded Veterans Park at the Atlanta History Center is dedicated to all of the men and women who have served - and continue to serve - the United States of America. The Park was designed not as a traditional veterans’ memorial, but as a unique gathering place encouraging reflection, personal connections to veterans, and a celebration of the lives of those who have sacrificed to secure our freedom.
Read more details for the full dedication cerermony program.