Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Atlanta Cyclorama Honors Black History Month

In recognition of Black History Month, the Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum will host two family events to celebrate, which are designed for families to come out and enjoy a fun and educational experience.

The first event on February 20, 2010 will feature renowned story teller Ms. Sylvia Hayes. She will recite and reenact renditions of slave stories and excerpts from other famous African American literature for your entertainment. Presentations will occur every hour from 12:30pm – 3:30pm before each guided tour.

The celebration continues on February 27, 2010 featuring Mrs. Beth Martin as she lectures on Traditional Southern Jargon. Mrs. Martin, Author of “Let Me Translate for Ya, Sugar” will discuss simplified southern-speak and phrases commonly used in Sothern culture. Mrs. Martin, aside from copies of her book, will also have “The South Rocks” t-shirts available for purchase. In addition, Civil War re-enactors will be on hand for guests to meet and greet and hear other great stories.
For kids of all ages, Black History Scavenger Hunt Kits will be available upon request.

Always available is the “Cyclorama Experience”, with 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 our colorful heritage is made possible with narration in English, German, French, Japanese and Spanish.

Take your place in History and enjoy our colorful heritage at the Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum! Located in Historic Grant Park, there are guided tours 9:15am - 4:30pm Tuesday thru Saturday, 12:15pm – 3:30pm Sunday. Admission is $8.00 for adults; $7.00 for military (w/ID), seniors and Atl. 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 our web site www.atlantacyclorama.org .
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