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Atlanta’s Swan House featured on TCM in memoriam

Our hometown film treasury, Turner Classic Movies, produces an annual music-video tribute to lost stars of stage and screen, which is eagerly anticipated by cinephiles worldwide. This year "TCM Remembers" was shot at the Swan House, centerpiece of the Atlanta History Center.

Battle of Atlanta sesquicentennial events calendar

Featuring events at the Atlanta History Center, Cyclorama, Nash Farm, the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History, and more.

Hashtag of the Year: Atlanta History Center’s #wouldagrammed

Why lefties should follow Erick Erickson's tweets, why conservatives should listen to James E. Carter IV, and three reasons to pony up for the AJC's paywall. Also, the year's best Instagram hashtag is historic.

What you’ll see on the Swan House Hunger Games tour

On the same day that "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" opened, Atlanta History Center debuted its "Games" themed tours of the Swan House, the 1920s historic mansion usually associated with old money Atlanta and sedate gala fundraisers.

Let the (Hunger) Games begin

Before you go all rooting for kindhearted Katniss, consider this: We have our own district tribute in the fight with Atlanta native Stephanie Leigh Schlund, who plays Cashmere. And she’s not just any tribute: She’s from the beautiful, bloodthirsty District One, where career tributes are hardened from birth for vicious war.

The History Center takes advantage of its Hunger Games fame

Well, here’s one way to get preteens interested in history. Lure them with visions of Katniss and Peeta. The Atlanta History Center’s Capitol Tour Experience showcases the historic Swan House, one of several Atlanta locations in Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the second movie in the futuristic (ironic, right?) fantasy series.

39. Save your story for posterity

You know those NPR *StoryCorps* segments that get you choked up on your morning commute? You can record a slice of personal history (interviews are archived at the Library of Congress) at the Atlanta StoryBooth, one of three permanent StoryCorps studios in the country.

19. Relive the summer of 1996

The Centennial Olympic Games Museum at the Atlanta History Center is designed to remind you of the same thing the event announced to the world: Atlanta is a world-class city.

Atlanta History Center’s Secret Garden

The Atlanta History Center’s Cherokee Garden Library began in a converted telephone closet in 1975, with a couple of dozen books stacked horizontally so the collection would look more substantial. Nearly forty years later, there’s no mistaking its significance now.

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