Thursday, April 28, 2011

Lunch on Lawn-Court House Square

A message from the president, FCHS

CB Glover
A message from the president, FCHS



Remembrance Day, Gone With the Wind Celebration

CB Glover

Buckhead Campus
>> Free Admission: National Public Gardens Day
>> Closing Days: Eudora Welty: Exposures and Reflections
>> Magic Monday: Springtime in Bloom
>> Lectures
>> Homeschool Day: Books that Changed History
>> Spotlight: Great Innovations Summer Camp at AHC!
Midtown Campus
>> Gone With the Wind Celebration: 75th Anniversary
Atlanta History Center
Margaret Mitchell House
Atlanta History Center
Margaret Mitchell House
Atlanta History Center
Kenan Research
Georgia Writer's

The Atlanta History Center is a proud participant of the Blue Star Museums program. We will offer free admission to military personnel and their families from Memorial Day, May 31, 2011 through Labor Day, September 6, 2011.

Free Admission: National Public Gardens Day

May 6, 2011

Join us in celebrating National Public Gardens Day on Friday, May 6, 2011. Better Homes and Gardens and the American Public Garden Association want you, your friends, and your family to visit a local garden, including our Historic Gardens for free!

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Closing Days: Eudora Welty: Exposures and Reflections

Closing day May 8, 2011

A provocative look at Depression-era South, this exhibition explores Eudora Welty's photography and regional literary works.

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Magic Monday: Springtime in Bloom

Monday, May 9, 2011
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Enjoy a walk through the Atlanta History Center's historic gardens and discover all the beautiful flowers in bloom and make a spring time craft.

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Admission to all lectures is $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers, and free to Annual Fund donors unless noted otherwise. Reservations are required for all lectures. Please call 404.814.4150 or reserve your tickets online.

Elson Lecture: Erik Larson
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

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Livingston Lecture: James B. Stewart
Tangled Webs: How False Statements are Undermining America: From Martha Stewart to Bernie Madoff
Monday, May 16, 2011
8:00 PM

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Michelle Au
This Won't Hurt a Bit (And Other White Lies): My Education in Medicine and Motherhood
Thursday, May 19, 2011

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Homeschool Day: Books that Changed History

Friday, May 20, 2011
1:00 - 4:00

Celebrate the 75th anniversary of the publications of Gone With the Wind by learning about some of the books that changed history, including the Bible, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Anne Frank's diary, and many others. Please note: This special program will be held at our Midtown campus, the Margaret Mitchell House.

Learn more about this program.

Spotlight: Great Innovations Summer Camp at AHC!

Have an inventor in your family? Sign your kids up for the Great Innovations summer camp at the AHC where they'll participate in a World's Fair Exposition!

Atlanta History Center summer campers explore the past and the world around them through enriching and engaging activities!

Enroll now!

Gone With the Wind Celebration: 75th Anniversary

Saturday, May 14, 2011
10:30 AM – 4:30

Experience 150 years of history with this special program by delving into the entire Gone With the Wind story and travel through time, including Civil War soldiers in the heart of Atlanta, the city in the 1920s when Margaret Mitchell wrote the book, and the lasting legacy of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.

Learn more about this program.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Confederate Memorial day Photos 2011

To see the photos taken today at the Confederate Memorial Day event, go to our face book site and type in McLaws camp 79, SCV and click on Memorial Day Photos. 

CB Glover

Monday, April 25, 2011

APRIL 26, 2011 7PM


CB Glover

Sunday, April 24, 2011

"Happy Easter"

CB Glover

                 I would like to wish everyone a : 
                 'HAPPY EASTER'

Thursday, April 14, 2011

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Lisa L. White, Berrien Award 

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Historical Marker Dedication

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

11 A.M.

Franklin Square



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Thursday, April 21, 2011

2 P.M.

Phoebe Putnam Memorial Hospital

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April 29-30, 2011 

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GHS Annual Book Sale

The Georgia Historical Society needs your used books for its Annual Book Sale to be held April 29-30, 2011. Clean out your closets and clear away your clutter to support this annual fund-raising event! 


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Elise LaPaglia is a Research Intern at GHS, and is dedicated to assisting in the development of resources associated with the Today in Georgia History program. She also provides logistical, research, and clerical support to the GHS Senior Historian and Research Specialist. Elise is a third-year architecture student at the Savannah College of Art and Design whose interest in Georgia history has led her to explore the GHS collections.

From the Archives 

Charles H. Olmstead papers, 1861-1921 (MS



This collection contains Charles Olmstead's memoirs, which detail his military career, five articles, and correspondence. Most of the collection pertains to his Civil War experiences, including the surrender of Fort Pulaski, being a prisoner of war, and raising the U.S. flag on Tybee Lighthouse in November, 1861. The collection also includes an article written by Olmstead about life in Savannah in the 1840s.

Fort Pulaski
Fort Pulaski after the siege.

Charles Hart Olmstead (1837-1926) was born in Savannah, the son of Jonathan Olmstead (1798-1854) and Eliza (Hart) Olmstead (1802-1881). He was educated in private schools in Savannah and at the Georgia Military Institute, Marietta, Ga., where he graduated in 1856. At the outbreak of the Civil War he, as Adjutant of the 1st Ga. Vol. Regt., was ordered to seize Fort Pulaski in January, 1861. He was Colonel in command of the Fort on its surrender to Federal forces in April 1862. He was taken prisoner, sent first to Governors Island, N.Y. then to Johnsons Island, Ohio. He was exchanged in Vicksburg, Miss., and again served with Confederate forces in and around Charleston, S.C. and Savannah. He assumed command of the 3rd Military District of S.C., but was soon ordered to take command of the 1st Ga. vol. Regt, which joined the Army of Tennessee for the remainder of the War. In addition to his "Memoirs" and articles on the Civil War, Olmstead wrote a book and articles on Savannah history.



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