Unsung heroes, go-go boots, and a trolley seat for two! Atlanta History Center’s newest cornerstone exhibition, Gatheround: Stories of Atlanta, weaves Atlanta’s stories and artifacts together to define the narrative for our past, present, and future. Don’t miss it this Saturday, July 27th, beginning at 10:00 a.m.
This exhibition shares the stories of individuals of many different backgrounds and perspectives who helped create the Atlanta we know today through artifacts, ephemera, interactive media, recording booths, immersive experiences, and dedicated spaces while setting the stage for Meet the Past museum theatre performances. It also examines how the metro area has been shaped by watershed political events and exceptional leaders while covering broad themes including Politics and Policy, Cultural Life, Family and Community, and Urban Growth.
As you explore the exhibition, you may encounter people important to Atlanta's history. You may come across a young Alonzo Herndon, who shares his insight as a new resident of Atlanta in the late 1800s with his barbershop customers. Or, a paperboy in 1906, who is educating new recruits on the “tricks of the trade” while highlighting the challenges he encountered as a witness to the Atlanta Race Riots.
On some days you may meet Governor John M. Slaton, who is torn on the eve of the final judgment in the Leo Frank case. Should he follow the path of justice or pacify the angry mob? Or Rosalyn Walton, one of the Atlanta Nine, as she is being interviewed by a reporter and discovers that being a regular teenager is just as difficult as being a trailblazer for Civil Rights.
Don’t miss Gatheround: Stories of Atlanta this Saturday at Atlanta History Center! Admission ranges from $9 to $22. Tickets may be purchased online at www.atlantahistorycenter.com or in-person at the museum.
It’s hard to leave home sometimes – trust us, we know. But Augusta Commons Apartments in Marietta, Georgia believes it is important to not only stay active in your community but to also express curiosity about new subjects. This event is the perfect chance to spread your roots and learn new things!
Saturday, July 27, 2019—10:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
Atlanta History Center
130 West Paces Ferry Road Northwest
Atlanta, Georgia 30305