Saturday, March 14, 2009

Atlanta History Center Events

Citizens & Soldiers: Life During the Civil War
Sunday, March 15, 2009
12:00 - 5:00 PM
Don't miss this engaging program designed for visitors of all ages. Enjoy guided tours of Turning Point: The American Civil War and discover stories of Confederate and Federal soldiers, along with the heartaches and hopes of loved ones at home, from the beginning of the crisis through the time of rebuilding. At Tullie Smith Farm, living history interpreters delve into African American experiences during the Civil War, speak about the lives of Confederate and Union soldiers, and explore the daily lives of women and children.
Learn more about this program and view the schedule of events.

Sheep to Shawl
Saturday, April 11, 2009
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Watch our sheep lose their winter coats! As the weather warms up, our sheep at Tullie Smith Farm are ready to shed their heavy coats. See as our sheep's wool is washed, carded, spun, dyed, and woven into a beautiful shawl. Take a tour of the 1860 Tullie Smith Farm house and learn about nineteenth-century farm life with demonstrations of blacksmithing, candle dipping, and open hearth cooking in our detached kitchen. Listen to old time music as you tour the gardens. And don't forget to meet our newest addition to the Gulf Coast Sheep family, Belle.
Learn more about this festival.

Veteran's Remembrance Day

Sunday, May 24, 2009
12:00 - 5:00 PM
Join us as we honor the contributions of veterans of World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, and today's conflicts. Meet veterans and hear their real stories of wartime through personal accounts and memorabilia. Interact with living history interpreters who share their authentic dress, equipment, and vehicles as men and women represent soldiers of the various wars.
Learn more about this program.

We invite you to visit the Atlanta History Center, located on 33 acres in the heart of Buckhead. The History Center includes one of the Southeast’s largest history museums; two historic houses including Swan House and Tullie Smith farm; Centennial Olympic Games Museum; historic gardens; and the Kenan Research Center. The History Center also includes the Margaret Mitchell House & Museum, located at our midtown campus.
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