Atlanta History Center


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Author Talks

Our Author Talks aim to connect writers with readers for thought-provoking discussions about life and literature.

Public Programs

Atlanta History Center offers a variety of annual programs that explore and celebrate our shared history.

Homeschool Day

Designed for elementary to middle school students and their families, each program focuses on a different theme and includes 3–4 timed activities, hands-on artifact exploration, and a craft station.

Youth Ambassador

The Youth Ambassador Program is a unique “education through service” program designed to attract a dynamic service-oriented group of young people who have an interest in helping Atlanta History Center and engaging their community. Youth Ambassadors will gain experience in administration, guest services, curation, public history programs, and much more. The program is open to 9–12th grade students (ages 15–19).

Junior Interpreters

Junior Interpreters assist with the implementation of living history interpretation and related activities during daily operations and programs at the historic houses. Junior Interpreters should be comfortable with public speaking, interacting with the public, be outgoing, flexible, and eager to learn. During May through September, the Junior Interpreters spend two days a month at the historic houses and present informative content to varied audiences using interpretive techniques that they will be trained. During the months of October through March, Junior Interpreters spend one day a month at the historic houses and also commit time to a research project on a historical topic of their choice. Throughout this time Junior Interpreters are taught best research practices and presentation methods. There is a final presentation date at the end of March for Junior Interpreters to share their research with staff, friends, and family.

Historic House Volunteer

The Smith Farm and Wood Cabin offer guests the chance to see what life was like for those in the past. Volunteers interested in facilitating these experiences can become Historic House Volunteers. As part of this opportunity volunteers will lead guests through activity-based demonstrations at the historic houses. These are all based on historical practices from the period of the historic houses. The position description and requirements for volunteering at the historic houses are below. New volunteers can complete a new volunteer application, existing volunteers can email volunteer services to schedule an interview for this role.

Gardens

Goizueta Gardens is a 33-acre landscape encompassing nine distinct gardens—including preserved woodland, diverse plant collections, and heritage-breed animals. 

Mission Statement

Connect people, culture, and history to cultivate understanding of our shared history.