Friday, March 06, 2015

Atlanta History Center Homeschool day is Wednesday March 11th

The Atlanta History Center’s next Homeschool Day is Wednesday, March 11, 2015 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM. This month’s theme is Conflict in Vietnam. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the U.S. ground war in Vietnam.  Go beyond the protest and explore the war through the eyes of those who lived it.  Meet veterans, go on patrol, and learn about the legacy that shaped this critical and controversial era of U.S. history.

Explore the difference between communism and capitalism, and why this clash of ideals led to the war in Vietnam. See how theportrayal of the war in popular culture and the media influenced people’s view on America's involvement in Vietnam. Based on real documented experiences, follow two soldiers through the jungles of Vietnam gathering information on the enemy in a reconnaissance patrol simulation. Get a glimpse into the daily routine of the 11,000 unsung military nurses that worked tirelessly to save the men fighting in the field. Hear both sides of the Vietnam controversy as two protesters with opposite views on the war try to come to a consensus on what America's role in Vietnam should be. Meet Vietnam veterans and learn about the sacrifices and struggles our soldiers went through by listening to the personal accounts of those who served.

Admission to Homeschool Days is $8.50 for nonmembers; $6.50 for children of members; and free for adult members. Discounted rates are available for groups with 10 or more children. For information or to make group reservations call 404-814-4018 or .
While the special programming is only from 1:00 — 4:00 PM, you are welcome to spend the entire day at the History Center for this reduced rate. Many people come early (we open at 10:00 AM) and spend the first part of the day exploring our exhibitions, gardens, and historic houses, have lunch at our small Chick-fil-A (open from Noon—2:00 PM), and then participate in the Homeschool Day program in the afternoon.

Please note that we are currently undergoing renovations to our main entrance. The Atlanta History Center main entrance will be temporarily located at 3299 Andrews Drive, admissions and ticketing will be temporarily housed in the atrium of our Archives building, McElreath Hall, and free and accessible parking will remain available on-site. All exhibitions will remain open, but guests will enter the museum through the back of the building. Signs are posted to guide you.

To learn about our other Homeschool Days this year, visit this website: 

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