Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Cyclorama & Civil War Museum Hosts Its First Halloween Event

In recognition of Halloween, the Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum will host its first Halloween event at the Cyclorama on October 31, 2009. The Cyclorama will create an atmosphere for families to bring their kids, of all ages, to trick or treat and have safe Halloween fun.

The event will feature renowned story teller Sylvia Hayes, a Halloween scavenger hunt, indoor trick-or-treat (candy giveaways) and special prizes. Hayes will recite her delightful renditions of Halloween ghost stories and excerpts from “Brer Rabbit” for your spooky entertainment. The Halloween scavenger hunt will began at 2pm, and the presentation, which features music and narration, will occur every hour from 10 am to 4pm before each guided tour.

The Cyclorama painting—42 feet tall and 358 feet in circumference—is said to be the largest painting in the world. Its three dimensional diorama, surround sound, lighting and narration, enables the visitor a unique experience of “The Battle of Atlanta!” As your seats move around the painting, Atlanta’s colorful heritage is made possible with narration in English, German, French, Japanese and Spanish.

Take your place in history and enjoy Atlanta’s colorful heritage at the Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum. Located in Historic Grant Park, there are guided tours from 9:15 am - 4:30 pm, Tuesday through Saturday, and 12:15 pm – 3:30 pm on Sunday. Admission is $8.00 for adults; $7.00 for military (w/ID), seniors and Atlanta Zoo members; $6.00 for children 6-12; and, FREE for children under 6 years old. Group rates are available and arrangements can be made for private receptions, dinners, lectures and meetings. For more information call (404) 658-7625 or visit Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum’s website www.atlantacyclorama.org .

The City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA), a division of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, was established in 1974 to encourage and support Atlanta’s cultural resources. In order to improve the social fabric and quality of life for Atlanta’s citizens and visitors, the Office is committed to nurturing excellence and diversity in the city’s artistic offerings. Acknowledging that the arts play an essential role in defining the cultural life of the city and contribute substantially to the city’s economy, our organization strives to enhance Atlanta’s reputation as a cultural destination. The Office seeks to support programs that educate and expose the public to a rich and diverse range of cultural expression and aspires to make arts available to everyone.

About the Office of Cultural Affairs:
The City of Atlanta's Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA), a division of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, was established in 1974 to encourage and support Atlanta's cultural resources. The initial mission was to solidify the role that arts and other cultural resources play in defining and enhancing the social fabric and quality of life of Atlanta citizens and visitors. Today the OCA is working to enhance Atlanta's reputation as a cultural destination. The OCA supports programs that educate and expose the public to a rich and diverse range of cultural expressions through a variety of initiatives.

About the Public Art Program
The Office of Cultural Affairs Public Art Program (OCA/PAP) is charged with administering the development and management of public art projects for Atlanta. OCA/PAP also provides programs and services that support our arts community while improving the quality of life for all citizens and visitors.
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