Atlanta History Center
this fabulous history museum can be found in the
Buckhead district of Atlanta, Georgia that began in 1926 and now
entails 12 outstanding exhibits with historic gardens and houses
found on the grounds, that includes the Tullie Smith farm and
Swan House. The museum also contains the Kenan Research center
that holds 3.5 million resources and a reproduction of historian
Franklin Garrett's office; as well as one of the biggest
collections of Civil War relics and memorabilia in the world.
The center provides three kinds of exhibits that include
traveling, temporary and permanent, with six permanent displays
that include; the Centennial Olympic Museum, the Phillip
Trammell Shutze: Atlanta Classicist, Connoisseur and Collector,
the Turning Point: the American Civil War, the Down the Fairway
with Bobby Jones and Shaping Traditions: Folk Arts in a Changing
South. The center was started in 1926 by fourteen men who
created the Atlanta Historical Society, led by Walter McElreath.
The small museum would acquire the DuBose Collection of Civil
War Artifacts that had been donated by Mrs. Beverly M. DuBose,
Jr. in 1986 and then a few years later, the society would
construct its current museum to contain the magnificent
collection, and in 1990, the society would be renamed the
Atlanta History Center.