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    Jul 18 2015 - 11:00am to 4:00pm

    After the Civil War, life changed for those living in the South. With activities designed for a variety of ages, learn about this transitional period by interacting with soldiers returning home from the battlefield, families mourning the loss of loved ones, and recently freed enslaved workers. Experience a Civil War encampment that explores these themes and become a part of the reenactment with simulations, crafts, and activities.

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    Sep 26 2015 - 10:30am to 4:30pm

    Traditional crafts, Southern Foodways, and environmental sustainability are at the center of Atlanta History Center’s Fall Folklife Festival. Guests enjoy the sounds of local musicians performing bluegrass and folk music, and sample local fare from Atlanta-based food trucks. This year’s festival highlights the contributions of African American chefs and home cooks to Southern Foodways. Features include cooking demonstrations by Michael Twitty and a panel discussion with Southern chefs moderated by Erika Council, the author behind the popular blog Southern Souffle.

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    Oct 23 2015 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm

    Be prepared for thrills and chills as you walk through the foggy gardens and haunted historic houses! Families are invited to experience the Atlanta History Center after dark with fun kid-friendly activities and ghostly encounters. Enjoy food for purchase and visit one of several cash bars for your favorite libation.

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    Dec 11 2015 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

    Step back in time and experience Christmas past with a candle-lit stroll through a crisp wooded trail that transports you to the warm glow of the holidays. Visit each of the three historic houses to experience how Southerners celebrated Christmas during the pioneer days, the Civil War era, and the 1930s. Guests experience holiday traditions of years past with interpreters and special activities. Enjoy food for purchase and visit one of several cash bars for your favorite libation.

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    Dec 18 2015 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

    Step back in time and experience Christmas past with a candle-lit stroll through a crisp wooded trail that transports you to the warm glow of the holidays. Visit each of the three historic houses to experience how Southerners celebrated Christmas during the pioneer days, the Civil War era, and the 1930s. Guests experience holiday traditions of years past with interpreters and special activities. Enjoy food for purchase and visit one of several cash bars for your favorite libation.

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    Jan 3 2016 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

    Kick off the New Year with the Three Kings Day Festival held in collaboration with the Institute of Mexican Culture. This Latin tradition is celebrated through storytelling, music, live performances, and activities designed for the entire family, including a special visit and photo opportunity with the three kings!