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Jan 142018

atl history folk artIf you’ve been meaning to visit the Atlanta History Center, you’re in luck. You’ve got several ways to get free admission or discount tickets, no coupon code required.

In addition to exploring everything from one of the nation’s largest and most complete Civil War exhibitions in the DuBose Gallery to more than 500 folk art artifacts in the Goizueta Folklife Gallery, while you’re at the Atlanta History Center, you can check out a myriad of temporary exhibitions.

You can learn about the life, art, music, & ceremonies of the state’s original inhabitants while exploring the Native Lands: Indians and Georgia exhibition, on view through December 31, 2018. The exhibition “shares the history and stories of the state’s original inhabitants beginning with the Mississippian peoples and continuing with their descendants, the Creeks and the Cherokees.”

To gain insight into the ways that Latinos are shaping the South and the South is shaping Latinos, check out the ¡NUEVOlution! Latinos and the New South exhibition, on view through December 31, 2018. Per the summary, “Nuevolution is a Spanglish mash-up of words—nuevo, meaning new in Spanish, and evolution, meaning growth and development in English. Together they suggest transformational change. Through videos, interactive displays and original artworks, the exhibition considers the complex issue of identity and historic tensions accompanying immigration. It looks at how music and culinary norms are influenced by blending cultures, and how in–migration is breathing new life into declining Southern towns, not just burgeoning cities such as Atlanta.”

And the More Than Self: Living the Vietnam War exhibition will be on view through March 18, 2018. The exhibition pairs an exclusive selection from 650 oral histories preserved in the Atlanta History Center’s Veterans History Project with dozens of photographs, documents, and artifacts from the era. You’ll see everything from a telegram and a nurse’s field jacket to an AR-15 rifle and a Montagnard crossbow crafted by native Vietnam inhabitants.

Bonus: On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January 15, 2018), you can take advantage of free admission to the Atlanta History Center. The day’s events include Freedom Ride interactive theatrical simulations; living history experiences with activist Connie Curry, who trained volunteers with the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, & Rosalyn Walton, one of the “Atlanta Nine” students that integrated Atlanta’s Schools; screenings of The Big March & March on Washington; activities; & more.

The deals:

  • Admission is regularly $21.50 for adults, $18 for students age 13+ & seniors age 65+, & $9 for youth ages 4-12).
  • All active duty and retired military personnel with ID receive free admission for up to two adults.
  • If you buy an Entertainment book, you can access online coupons, too; log in & print a coupon that’ll let you buy one ticket & get one free to the Atlanta History Center. Bonus: Through January 15, 2018, you can use coupon code “THIRTY” to save 30% on the purchase of an Entertainment book & get free shipping.
  • On the first full weekend of the month, admission to the Atlanta History Center is free for Bank of America & Merrill Lynch cardholders (free admission deal applies to the cardholder only). The next free admission weekend will take place on February 3 & 4, 2018.

Admission includes all History Center exhibitions, interactive experiences, explorations at Smith Family Farm and Swan House, and twenty-two acres of gardens and trails. Bonus: Admission to the Margaret Mitchell House is free with your ticket if you go within 9 days of your visit to the Atlanta History Center.

The Atlanta History Center is located at 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

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