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The Atlanta History Center Wants to Engage You & Your Friends

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Though it sits on 33 acres of some of Buckhead's most visible (and valuable) land, just a stone's throw from Atlanta landmarks 'old'- the Governor's Mansion, and 'new'- The St. Regis Hotel & Residences, the Atlanta History Center seems to fly well below the radar of city residents and visitors alike. It's probably not realistic to expect a history museum to compete with kid-friendly mega-attractions like the Georgia Aquarium or The World of Coke. But with one of the largest Civil War exhibitions in the U.S., the Centennial Olympic Games Museum, a Bobby Jones exhibit and a farmstead all present on the AHC site on West Paces Ferry, there would seem to be some audiences that have not yet been fully-tapped. Getting the public more engaged with the Atlanta History Center and spearheading a $27 million capital fundraising campaign are just two of the challenges facing the Center's new CEO as detailed in a solid piece in the AJC. Perhaps the increased activity in Buckhead that will accompany all of the new apartment development, completion of Buckhead Atlanta and other efforts to activate the Buckhead Village will pull the AHC along.

· New leader backs more interaction between visitors, exhibits at Atlanta History Center [AJC]

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