Unsung heroes, go-go boots and a trolley seat for two! Atlanta History Center’s newest cornerstone exhibition weaves Atlanta’s stories and artifacts together to define the narrative for our past, present and future.
From Civil War Reconstruction era Atlanta Terminal Station and factory utilizing child labor to Civil Rights era diner and barber shop providing the gathering spots for the stories of Atlanta to be told. In addition to those scenic vignettes, Malone produced a continuous, curving, 30 segment timeline, artifact case, eight enormous display platforms, ten-foot-tall title plinths, numerous oversize graphic pylons, media kiosks, reader rail graphics & barriers, and electro-mechanical interactives.
This exhibition shares the stories of individuals of many different backgrounds and perspectives who helped create the Atlanta we know today through artifacts, ephemera, interactive media, recording booths, immersive experiences and dedicated spaces while setting the stage for Meet the Past museum theatre performances. It also examines how the metro area has been shaped by watershed political events and exceptional leaders while covering broad themes including Politics and Policy; Cultural Life; Family and Community; and Urban Growth and Change.