Hundreds of history and civics organizations are coming together to build something together: Made By Us, an initiative to inspire, inform and empower Millennials and Gen Z as they shape our country’s future.
As a member of the Steering Committee of this initiative, Atlanta History Center is committed to ensuring that today’s young adults can access trusted sources of information on democracy to pursue historically-informed civic action.
From Juneteenth to July 4th, explore hundreds of activities and events specially designed for those ages 18–30 looking to learn and deepen their civic commitments.Learn more
Since 2013, Atlanta History Center has hosted an annual Juneteenth celebration that connects visitors to this essential moment in our national history.Learn more
We are a network of history and civics organizations collaborating across the country to better serve the public and join the ongoing conversation about the future of our country.Learn more
The trial of Leo Frank began in Fulton County and was one of the longest trials in state history. Yet still, few know about the significance of Frank’s trial, the violence, antisemitism, and sensational press coverage. Fewer people know of his wife Lucille and her role in the defense and support of her husband throughout his trial, the appeals process, his imprisonment, and beyond.
“The Color Line: The Problem of the Centuries” explores the historic marginalization of Black Atlanta, fostering awareness and inspiring action for our community’s future.
Emmett Till & Mamie Till-Mobley: Let the World See is a touring exhibition created in collaboration with the Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley Institute, the Emmett Till Interpretive Center, the Till Family, and The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. It tells the story of Emmett Till and his mother, Mamie Till-Mobley, and challenges visitors to make a ripple for justice in their own communities.
The experiences of soldiers during wartime are frequently chronicled in newspapers, books, television, documentaries, movies and exhibits. What is less visible and often harder to uncover are the untold stories of the women and children who remain at home during a major war, and the loss, pain, and challenges they endure.
As guests return to cities, Airbnb and Made By Us have partnered together to curate a wishlist of new Airbnb Experiences created by museums, theatres, archives, and more nationwide.Learn more
This summer, along with history and civics organizations across the country, we invite you to join in a program dedicated to the Civic Season.
Join us for our monthly event series highlighting the unexpected and delightful finds across our 33-acre campus.
Projects & Initiatives
Atlanta History Center is using our resources to explore the history of the components that make a healthy democratic system, including methods of civic engagement, widespread and informed voter participation, civil rights, and community leadership.
Programs & Events
Our Author Talks aim to connect writers with readers for thought-provoking discussions about life and literature.