The museum is temporarily closed

Atlanta History Center and Margaret Mitchell House at Atlanta History Center Midtown will close to the public after 5pm on Friday, March 13, 2020, until further notice. All public events and programming taking place on our campuses during this time will be postponed or canceled. As an organization committed to serving our community, Atlanta History Center is taking this action to help slow the rate of infection and mitigate the risk that COVID-19 poses to Atlanta.

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Courage and Perseverance: Atlanta

There is a saying that “There is nothing new under the Sun.” At Atlanta History Center, we believe that there are, indeed, singular and extraordinary historical moments—but we also know that there are countless events in the past that can teach and inspire us. We are excited to share with you some stories of Atlantans who have proven courageous, creative, and steadfast in the face of adversity.

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For the Health of the Nation: A History of the CDC in Atlanta

Atlanta influences everything, including the nation's health. Since 1946, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has spearheaded countless global health initiatives from its headquarters in Atlanta.

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A City Under Quarantine: Atlanta and the 1918 Influenza Epidemic

In times of uncertainty, humans look to the past for guidance. It’s no surprise in a new era of public health that we’re digging through our medical history as a species, looking for answers and solace in previous pandemics.

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How Atlanta Became A Host City

During the summer of 1996, Atlanta hosted the Centennial Olympic Games and the 10th Paralympic Games. It all started with a bid.

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Count Us In! 230 Years of the US Census

Because it only happens once every ten years, it’s easy to forget why the Census is so important to our democracy. To refresh your memory, we’re taking a look at some frequently asked questions surrounding the Census.

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Field Trip Friday: Atlanta in Five Objects

We’re so excited to join our friends at cultural destinations across Atlanta for our first ever Field Trip Friday. To mark the occasion and to celebrate our community in this time of distance, we’re revisiting a crowd favorite—Atlanta in 50 Objects!

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