The Phoenix Flies: Exploring Kenan Research Center and Cherokee Garden Library

The Phoenix Flies: Exploring Kenan Research Center and Cherokee Garden Library

11 AM: Cherokee Garden Library tour

1 PM: Kenan Research Center tour

On separate tours, explore the intriguing collections of the Kenan Research Center and one of its special subject libraries, the Cherokee Garden Library.

The remarkable treasures of the Cherokee Garden Library tell the story of the people and plants that have shaped our land in Atlanta and beyond. Examples of these gems include a vintage Hastings’ Seed Catalog, an old postcard of Ansley Park, an antebellum agricultural journal, an early 20###sup/sup### century landscape drawing, and a rare 18th century volume with stunning hand-colored plates.

Whether it’s the diary of 10-year-old Carrie Berry describing the Union shelling of Atlanta in the summer of 1864 or the photograph of a devastated Old Fourth Ward taken right after the 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 this history of this ever-changing city. 

Admission to the Phoenix Flies tours is free, but limited to 25 guests. Please RSVP by emailing awilliams@atlantahistorycenter.com or calling 404.814.4150. Please purchase general admission to access the Atlanta History Center’s exhibitions, historic houses, and gardens before or after the tour.

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