Atlanta History Center
The Atlanta History Center is more than a museum - we are a body of volunteers and professionals who believe that history uniquely informs and enlightens. For three-quarters of a century, the History Center has nurtured understanding of the people and faces that have shaped Atlanta. Like the city itself, this work has grown in many directions: conservation, exhibitions, events, programs and research.
Our mission is to inspire people to connect to the past so they may better understand the present and prepare for the future.
Founded in 1926 as the Atlanta Historical Society, the Atlanta History Center includes four signature exhibitions and two changing exhibition galleries in the Atlanta History Museum; two historic houses, the 1928 Swan House and the Tullie Smith Farm; the new Fentener van Vlissingen Family Wing housing the Centennial Olympic Games Museum and a changing exhibition gallery; the Kenan Research Center, the Grand Overlook event space, and thirty-three acres of gardens. In addition, the History Center operates the Margaret Mitchell House and Museum. Located in Midtown Atlanta, the two-acre campus features four properties, including the house and apartment where Margaret Mitchell wrote her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Gone with the Wind; a visitors’ center and exhibition gallery; a Gone with the Wind movie museum; and a museum shop.
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Your gifts support the day-to-day operations of the History Center as well as provide needed support for programs and education.
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