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Telling Atlanta's History Through Crowd-Sourcing

Crowd-sourcing isn’t a common way to curate a history exhibit but that's how the Atlanta History Center opted to put together a new show about Atlanta. After all, Atlantans are the best experts on...

February 16, 2016

Atlanta History Center: Add Context To Confederate Monuments

The Atlanta History Center is wading into Georgia's contentious debate about the future of its Confederate monuments and memorials. The Center on Monday published a special web page "designed to...

February 1, 2016

When Did Georgia Howl?: The Inside Story On GPB

It's May, 1864. President Abraham Lincoln is on the verge of losing the Republican primary and his chance for re-election. The Civil War is droning on and there seems to be no end in sight. Calls...

September 9, 2015

Atlanta History Center Joins 'What's In A Name?'

We have exciting news! The Atlanta History Center has joined our efforts to answer your questions about where some of Atlanta's most curious names come from. Have a name to add to our growing list?...

September 8, 2015

PHOTOS: Mrs. Patmore Visits Swan Coach House For GPB Luncheon

Two weeks ago, Lesley Nicol (Mrs. Patmore) came to Atlanta for the 2015 International Gift and Home Furnishings Market to visit showrooms devoted to “Downton Abbey” products, but was able...

January 22, 2015

Meeting Mrs. Patmore: Lesley Nicol On Friendship And On Screen Cooking

At first glance, Lesley Nicol seems to be nothing like her head cook counterpart. The apron and hat are gone and replaced with contemporary hair, make-up and clothing. Instead of shouting orders to...

January 15, 2015

A Scattered History, Gathered In The Kinsey Collection

Digging for details, viewing videos, rifling through reading material all in preparation to produce my “On the Story” segment about The Kinsey Collection at the Atlanta History Center made me acutely...

May 15, 2014

37 Weeks That Changed the South

150 years ago this month, General William Tecumseh Sherman embarked on a 37 week trek across Georgia that changed the course of the civil war. We’re marking that history-making journey with the...

April 14, 2014

The Hunger Games Helping Atlanta History Center Tourism

Although filming for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has wrapped up, Atlanta is still making profits because of the movie filming. The Swan House at the Atlanta History Center was one of the set...

November 12, 2013

Don't Know Much About History Back to School Writing Prompt

The Atlanta History Center has created a couple of clever videos that can be used as writing prompts or start of class quizzes to get students interested in Georgia history. They call them Don’t Know...

August 12, 2013