Olympic & Paralympic Games Celebration

Commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Centennial Olympic Games at Atlanta History Center July 23–September 5th.

Explore the legacy and spirit of the Games.

The opening week of the Tokyo Olympic Games marks the 25th anniversary of the start of the Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta. Join us in celebrating this milestone by exploring digital resources, onsite experiences, and virtual programming beginning July 23 through September 5, 2021.

Events

Virtual Author Talk

Join us on July 21 at 7pm for a virtual conversation with Randal Roark & Michael Dobbins about how Atlanta leveraged the benefits of the Centennial Games to become a city of international prominence.

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Atlanta ’96

Explore the Exhibition

Drawn from Atlanta History Center’s distinctive collections, Atlanta ’96 is filled with iconic and unexpected objects, stories, and expanded memories of the Games.

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Stories

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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Rountree Visual Vault

Beginning July 19, view a special installation showcasing artifacts from the Atlanta Games, a world-wide selection of Olympic torches, and artifacts and mascots from Paralympic Games around the globe.

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Grateful appreciation is extended to the generous donors who have made our Olympic and Paralympic collection what it is today.

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