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.
There’s no end to making a more perfect union.
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
Made By Us
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
How did the world’s largest Confederate monument end up outside of Atlanta? What should be done, if anything, with it? With these questions in mind, Atlanta History Center explores the controversial history through online resources and an upcoming documentary.
“One Hundred Years of Georgia Women Legislators” is a Historical Series that will not only tell the story of Georgia’s first women state and federal legislative representatives and highlight other notable Georgia “firsts” that have held legislative positions over the course of the last century to now, but it also highlights the effect these women have had on Georgia, the South, and the United States of America.
President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in the middle of the Civil War, ending slavery for those in Confederate-aligned slave-holding states and territories. Freedom for those who had been enslaved meant the hope of opportunity and the potential for a brighter future. These are some of the stories of the formerly enslaved and their lives after slavery.
For African Americans, Juneteenth commemorates the final liberation of their ancestors who were enslaved. Why not honor that historic day by planting an Emancipation Garden? An Emancipation Garden is a refreshing way to nourish body and soul, recreate and remember the foodways of African Americans in the South, and celebrate the freedom of the formerly enslaved.
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.