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.
Professor Kuhn is a member of the history faculty at Georgia State University. He is the author of two books on Atlanta history, Living Atlanta: An Oral History of the City, 1914-1948 and Contesting the New South Order: The 1914-1915 Strike at Atlanta's Fulton Mills. He has been involved with numerous media productions on the city's past, including a regular feature, "This Day in Atlanta History," on WABE radio.
Time: 6:30 p.m. Drinks; 7:00 p.m. Lecture & Film Screening Location: Child Hall, The Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road, NW, Atlanta 30305 Dress: Business Casual
To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Orly air crash, Buckhead Heritage will host a lecture by Ann Uhry Abrams, author of Explosion at Orly: The Disaster that Transformed Atlanta, and Chris Moser, the producer of the 2001 GPB documentary film, The Day Atlanta Stood Still. The lecture will be followed by a screening of the film and a Question & Answer session. The evening will conclude with a book signing by Abrams.
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.
Tayari Jones has written for McSweeney’s, the New York Times, and the Believer. Her first novel, Leaving Atlanta, received best-of-the-year recognition from the Washington Post, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and Creative Loafing, and The Untelling received the Lillian C. Smith Award from the Southern Regional Council. Jones holds degrees from Spelman College, Arizona State University, and the University of Iowa.
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.
Jeff Shaara is the author of The Steel Wave, The Rising Tide, To the Last Man, The Glorious Cause, Rise to Rebellion, and Gone for Soldiers, as well as Gods and Generals and The Last Full Measure, which complete the Civil War trilogy that began with his father's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, The Killer Angels.