The Phoenix Flies: A Celebration of Atlanta’s Historic Sites

Meet the Past Experience in Gatheround: Stories of Atlanta

Atlanta History Center’s cornerstone exhibition interpreting the history of Atlanta is rooted in the past, but also is created to capture Atlanta’s stories of the present, and to engage visitors to consider the city’s path to the future. Through artifacts, ephemera, interactive media, recording booths, immersive experiences and dedicated spaces setting the stage for Meet the Past museum theatre performances, this exhibition shares the stories of individuals of many different backgrounds and perspectives who helped create the Atlanta we know today.

Phoenix Flies participants will take in two Meet the Past museum theatre performances during this one-hour exploration of Gatheround: Stories of Atlanta; each exploring a seminal moment in Atlanta history and encouraging participation from guests: Immigrant barber, Eli Sotto, explores his struggles as a holocaust survivor and his search for the American Dream as an Atlanta resident; and, while being interviewed by a reporter, Rosalyn Walton, of the Atlanta Nine who desegregated Atlanta schools, discovers that being a regular teenager is just as difficult as being a trailblazer for Civil Rights.

Program included with general admission. RSVP to or 404.814.4150 (limited to 25 guests). Check in at museum admissions 15 minutes prior to tour time.