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Historic Holiday Traditions

Ready or not, the holidays are upon us. To celebrate this festive season, we’ve gathered together some historic holiday traditions to share with you and yours.

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Clarkston: History Shapes Communities

Throughout its history, the small city of Clarkston, Georgia, has remained just that: a small city. What has changed— dramatically— is the makeup of Clarkston’s population.

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Atlanta’s Best History Tours

Everyone’s always looking for new things to do in Atlanta, and we’re here to help! We’ve compiled a list of the best guided and self-guided tours in the ATL.

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Extraordinary Objects: Museum Artifacts and the Acquisition Process

There are more than 59,000 objects in our collection. Find out where exactly they come from + what happens when they arrive.

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Atlanta 50 Years After Stonewall

The Stonewall Uprising laid the groundwork for today’s gay pride movement. Two months after Stonewall, “anti-obscenity raids” targeted gay and lesbian establishments across Atlanta.

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Homerun for History!

As the arrival of spring focuses our attention to baseball, and an exciting new venue, we present this photo essay of historic moments of baseball in Atlanta.

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Juneteenth: A Celebration for a New Age

Juneteenth is a celebration of the end to slavery in the U.S. Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1, 1863, but few people were immediately freed.

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100 Years After the Fire

One hundred years ago the Great Atlanta Fire of 1917 destroyed 300 acres of the city. The Fourth Ward would never be the same.

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Women in the War Effort

During WWI, women of all classes, nationalities, and races joined service and military organizations prepared for the battlefront, hospital, and relief effort.

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