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.
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. Admission to Homeschool Days is $8.50 for nonmembers; $6.50 for children of members; and free for adult members.
Yuval Taylor and Jake Austen investigate the complex history of black minstrels, adopted in the mid-nineteenth century by African American performers who played the grinning blackface fool to entertain black and white audiences.
Whether you’ve been researching your family for hours or decades, finding an effective way to organize your research can be daunting. Add digital files and web based research to the mix and you’ve got the makings of an organizational nightmare. Archivist Sue VerHoef offers tips and techniques for turning those piles into files, helping you make the most of your research time.
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. Join us for another exciting year and connect with old friends while meeting new ones.
Atlanta History Center Insiders is our upgraded membership program that provides upgraded benefits and one-of-a kind opportunities. Starting in September 2012, we take you “Inside the Past” with monthly events that allow Insiders to experience unique aspects of our exhibitions, gardens, and historic houses that are not offered to the general public.
From the highly regarded historian and author of Jefferson Davis, American, William J. Cooper’s new history offers a fresh perspective on the period between Lincoln’s election in November 1860 and the firing on Fort Sumter in April 1861 when all efforts to prevent war failed.