Upcoming Programs

  • SOLD OUT; Margaret Mitchell House Lecture
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    Apr 15 2014 - 7:00pm

    This lecture is Sold Out. 

    The author of three beloved books about her life in Italy, Frances Mayes revisits the turning points that defined her early years in Fitzgerald, Georgia. With her signature style and grace, Mayes explores the power of landscape, the idea of home, and the lasting force of a chaotic and loving family.

  • Atlanta History Center Lecture
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    Apr 16 2014 - 7:00pm

    Pat and Gina Neely are known for a few things, among them: food and family. In their third cookbook, the best-selling Neely couple returns to their down home roots with classic Southern recipes passed down through generations. Through recipes framed by childhood memories, we're drawn into the kitchens of their mothers and grandmothers and back to a time when produce came from the backyard garden and catfish was caught on afternoon fishing trips with Grandpa.

  • Sponsored by Wells Fargo
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    Apr 19 2014 (All day) to Apr 20 2014 (All day)

    The Atlanta History Center invites you to Meet the Past in the gallery of The Kinsey Collection. History comes to life through engaging and interactive museum theatre performances based on a few of the influential African American artists and writers featured in The Kinsey Collection. Written by the Atlanta History Center’s playwright, Addae Moon, performances include Ignatius Sancho, Phillis Wheatley, and Hale Woodruff.

  • Reservations Required
    Apr 19 2014 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

    Since 2003, StoryCorps has collected and archived more than 45,000 interviews with nearly 90,000 participants. Each conversation is recorded on a free CD to share, and is preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind, and millions listen to weekly broadcasts on NPR’s Morning Edition.

  • Reservations Required
    Apr 22 2014 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

    Since 2003, StoryCorps has collected and archived more than 45,000 interviews with nearly 90,000 participants. Each conversation is recorded on a free CD to share, and is preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind, and millions listen to weekly broadcasts on NPR’s Morning Edition.

  • Atlanta History Center Lecture
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    Apr 23 2014 - 8:00pm

    Thousands of books have examined the effects of parents on their children. In All Joy and No Fun award-winning journalist Jennifer Senior now asks: what are the effects of children on their parents? Senior tackles this question, isolating and analyzing the many ways in which children reshape their parents' lives, whether it's their marriages, their jobs, their habits, their hobbies, their friendships, or their internal senses of self.

  • Atlanta History Center Lecture
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    Apr 24 2014 - 8:00pm

    In a powerful narrative layered with revealing detail, Todd S. Purdum tells the story of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, recreating the legislative maneuvering and the larger-than-life characters who made its passage possible. From the Kennedy brothers to Lyndon Johnson, from Martin Luther King Jr. to Hubert Humphrey and Everett Dirksen, Purdum shows how these all-too-human figures managed, in just over a year, to create a bill that prompted the longest filibuster in the history of the U.S. Senate yet was ultimately adopted with overwhelming bipartisan support.

  • Sponsored by Wells Fargo
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    Apr 26 2014 (All day) to Apr 27 2014 (All day)

    The Atlanta History Center invites you to Meet the Past in the gallery of The Kinsey Collection. History comes to life through engaging and interactive museum theatre performances based on a few of the influential African American artists and writers featured in The Kinsey Collection. Written by the Atlanta History Center’s playwright, Addae Moon, performances include Ignatius Sancho, Phillis Wheatley, and Hale Woodruff.

  • Reservations Required
    Apr 26 2014 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

    Since 2003, StoryCorps has collected and archived more than 45,000 interviews with nearly 90,000 participants. Each conversation is recorded on a free CD to share, and is preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind, and millions listen to weekly broadcasts on NPR’s Morning Edition.

  • Cherokee Garden Library Lecture
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    Apr 27 2014 - 3:00pm to 5:30pm

    Kathryn Braund, Hollifield Professor of Southern History, Auburn University, is an expert in the ethnohistory of Creek and Seminole Indians in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Among her many publications, she is the co-author with Gregory A. Waselkov of William Bartram on the Southeastern Indians (1995) and co-editor with Charlotte M. Porter of Fields of Vision: Essays on the Travels of William Bartram (2010).

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