our Beneficiary

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles is pleased to partner, once again, with ATLANTA HISTORY CENTER as the beneficiary for the 2018 Southeastern Designer Showhouse & Gardens

Founded in 1926, the Atlanta History Center is a community focused, not-for-profit institution that seeks to connect people, history and culture through a variety of experiences and resources. Located on 33 acres in the heart of Buckhead, the History Center features hands-on history through award-winning exhibitions; the Kenan Research Center; historic houses, including the Wood Family Cabin, Smith Family Farm and Swan House; and enchanting gardens, interactive activities and a variety of year-round adult and family programs.  

Each year, the Atlanta History Center serves more than 50,000 schoolchildren through class field trips or classroom outreach by Atlanta History Center education staff.  And everyone has the opportunity to Meet the Past every weekend through a variety of museum theater performances in our new signature exhibition, Gatheround: Stories of Atlanta.  The History Center’s approach to storytelling creates a special space for dialogue, discovery and meaning that gives rise to a multidimensional, shared understanding of our city. 

The Atlanta History Center has been on an accelerated path to enhance the visitor experience in every way. A newly expanded atrium has transformed the West Paces Ferry entrance into a recognizable and inviting entrance. Inside, guests enjoy the local flavor of Souper Jenny Café, as well as Atlanta-owned BRASH coffee.  Atlanta History Center’s new Museum Shop and Bookstore is a warm and eclectic space offering a unique twist on the traditional museum shopping experience, and features a wide selection of books, local artist items, and witty Atlanta History Center branded merchandise.

And opening in fall 2018, the new Atlanta Cyclorama experience in the Lloyd and Mary Ann Whitaker Cyclorama Building will bring history full circle, and make Atlanta’s History Center a one-stop shop for history.