Margaret Mitchell House

3e14d Urbex Midtown Mitchellhouse
Call: (404) 249-7015 or visit www.atlantahistorycenter.com
The house where much of <em>Gone with the Wind</em> was written beckons to tourists and native Atlantans alike who want to understand more about the author of the most popular novel of all time. The house also plays an important part in keeping Atlanta's literary scene alive through regular events with local and national authors. Tours available every half hour.

Jelani Favors: Shelter in a Time of Storm: How Black Colleges Fostered Generations of Leadership and Activism

Wednesday September 25, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
Favors chronicles the development and significance of HBCUs through stories from institutions such as Cheyney State University, Tougaloo College, Bennett College, Alabama State University, Jackson State University, Southern University, and North Carolina A&amp;T. He demonstrates how HBCUs became...
Cost: Free-$10

Atlanta Authors Spotlight ft. Anissa Gray, Jessica Handler, and Gail O'Neill

Tuesday September 17, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
Join us in Midtown as we welcome local writers Anissa Gray and Jessica Handler to discuss their debut fiction titles The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls and The Magnetic Girl.
Cost: Free-$10

Joan Cashin: War Stuff: The Struggle for Human and Environmental Resources in the American Civil War

Thursday September 12, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
In this path-breaking work on the American Civil War, Joan E. Cashin explores the struggle between armies and civilians over the human and material resources necessary to wage war. This war ‘stuff’ included the skills of white Southern civilians as well as such material resources as food, timber, an...
Cost: Free-$10

Lynn Cullen Book Launch: The Sister of Summit Avenue

Monday September 9, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
Taking place in the throes of the Great Depression when jobs were scarce, farms were failing, and families suffered privation, hunger, and worse,The Sisters of Summit Avenue creates an emotional journey of inner strength, redemption, and the ties that bind families together under the best, and worst...
Cost: Free-$10

Jonathan Putnam, A House Divided: A Lincoln And Speed Mystery

Thursday July 18, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
In the winter of 1839, a sensational disappearance rocks Springfield, Illinois. Not one to pass up an opportunity, Abraham Lincoln takes up the case of the accused with the assistance of his best friend Joshua Speed. But just as soon as they begin, Lincoln and Speed find their friendship at grave ri...
Cost: Free-$10

Peachtree Road Race Watch Party

Thursday July 4, 2019 06:30 am EDT
Atlanta History Center Midtown invites you to come party on our front lawn right at 10th & Peachtree Street. Come celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Peachtree Road Race. Cheer on the runners and relax after the race! Grab some patriotic swag, get your face painted, and celebrate history in the ...
Cost: Free


Monday June 17, 2019 09:30 pm EDT
AGES 9-14 YEARS Using Atlanta landmarks as a guide to explore dystopian themes, let your imagination soar as you examine challenges facing impacted communities. Journey around the city and craft a storyline that asks “How would Atlanta look and feel in a dystopian future?”, “What resources wou...
Cost: $325 - $375


Monday June 10, 2019 09:30 am EDT

Up your writing game by writing pocket-sized stories with lots to say! Explore mini sagas, flash fiction, and vignettes and challenge yourself to communicate an idea with only 100-1000 words.

Margaret Mitchell House writing camps provide an opportunity for youth to discover t...
Cost: $325 - $375


Tuesday May 14, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
When Mary Todd meets Abraham Lincoln in Springfield in winter 1840, he is on no one's shortlist to be president. Rough and reticent, he’s a country lawyer lacking money and manners, living above a dry goods shop, but with a gift for oratory. Mary, a quick, self-possessed debutante with a tireless in...
Cost: Free - $10


Tuesday April 9, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
Tena Clark was born in 1953 in a tiny Mississippi town close to the Alabama border, where the legacy of slavery and racial injustice still permeated every aspect of life. On the outside, Tena’s childhood looked like a fairy tale. Her father was one of the state’s richest men; her mother was a regal ...
Cost: Free - $10

An Evening With Randall Kenan (In Conversation With James A. Crank), Understanding Randall Kenan

Thursday March 14, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
Presented by Atlanta History Center Please join us for a night celebrating the life and work of North Carolina author Randall Kenan — a writer best known for his novel A Visitation of Spirits (1989) and his collection of stories Let the Dead Bury Their Dead (1992), which was a finalist for the Nat...
Cost: Free - $10


Wednesday February 27, 2019 07:00 pm EST
Join us in Midtown for an evening with fast paced thriller authors B.A. Shapiro and Tim Johnston as they talk about their craft and how they keep their readers guessing until the very last chapter. B.A. and Tim will be interviewed onstage by Alison Law, host of the podcast Literary Atlanta.   Abou...
Cost: Free - $10

Steve Luxenberg, Seperate: The Story of Plessy vs. Ferguson and America's Journey from Slavery to Segregation

Monday February 25, 2019 07:00 pm EST
Atlanta History Center
Cost: Free - $10

Ayesha Harruna Attah, the Hundred Wells of Salaga

Wednesday February 13, 2019 07:00 pm EST
Cost: Free - $10

Tara Conklin, The Last Romantics

Thursday February 7, 2019 07:00 pm EST
Cost: Free - $10

Kristina McMorris

Tuesday February 5, 2019 07:00 pm EST
2 Children for Sale. The sign is a last resort. It sits on a farmhouse porch in 1931, but could be found anywhere in an era of breadlines, bank runs and broken dreams. It could have been written by any mother facing impossible choices. For struggling reporter Ellis Reed, the gut-wrenching scene ev...
Cost: Free - $10

Mesha Maren, Sugar Run

Thursday January 24, 2019 07:00 pm EST
Margaret Mitchell House, Atlanta History Center
Cost: Free - $10

Local Event for Mesha Maren, Author of Sugar Run

Thursday January 24, 2019 07:00 pm EST
Mesha Maren's short stories and essays have appeared in Tin House, Oxford American, Hobart, The Barcelona Review, Fiorty Stories: New Writing from Harper Perennial, and other literary journals. She was chosen by Lee Smith as winner of the 2015 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Pricze and is the recipient of a 20...
Cost: Free
979 Crescent Ave. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 249-7015
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Attractions, Museum
Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday: 12:00 – 5:30 PM