On separate tours, explore the intriguing collections of Kenan Research Center and one of its special subject libraries, Cherokee Garden Library.
A vintage Hastings’ Seed Catalog. An old postcard of Ansley Park. An antebellum agricultural journal. An early 20th century landscape drawing. Or a rare 18th century volume with stunning hand-colored plates. These remarkable treasures – and countless others -- of the Cherokee Garden Library tell the story of the people and plants that have shaped our land in Atlanta and beyond.
Whether it’s the diary of 10-year-old Carrie Berry describing the Union shelling of Atlanta in summer 1864 or the photograph of a devastated Old Fourth Ward taken right after the Great Atlanta Fire of 1917, the Kenan Research Center tells the story of Atlanta. Join us for a tour through manuscripts, photographs, newspapers, and books that document the history of this ever-changing city.
Program included with general admission. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404.814.4150 (limited to 25 guests). Check in at security desk of McElreath Hall 15 minutes prior to tour time.