The Atlanta Historical Society was founded in 1926 to preserve and study Atlanta history.
In 1990, after decades of collecting, researching, and publishing information about Atlanta and the surrounding area, the organization officially became Atlanta History Center.
What began as a small, archival-focused historical society grew over the decades to encompass 33 acres of curated Goizueta Gardens, four historic houses, varied programming, and a range of signature and temporary exhibitions housed in the Atlanta History Museum .
Atlanta History Center is a member of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience, which is the only global network of historic sites, museums and memory initiatives that connects past struggles to today’s movements for human rights.
The people who make up Atlanta History Center.
Governance of Atlanta History Center.
Sustainability initiatives at Atlanta History Center.
Atlanta History Center’s strategic plan.
Explore career opportunities at Atlanta History Center.
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In The News
A collection of Atlanta History Center press coverage.
Explore our biannual member publications online.
Atlanta History Center supports hundreds of local nonprofit organizations annually by donating Family Passes to assist in fundraising efforts.
We are a place, an experience, and a brand powered by admiration for our community.
Directions to Atlanta History Center and contact information.
Our 33-acre experience features award-winning exhibitions, historic houses, and gardens.
Rules of Civility
We embrace our role as a community resource and connector; therefore, we provide evidence-based history from multiple perspectives.
Professional Affiliations & Awards
Learn more about our professional affiliations, partner organizations, and awards.