Atlanta History Center Olympic Exhibition Focus Group Invitation

We are planning a new exhibition about Atlanta’s Olympic history, and we need your help!

Topics of urban development, city planning, and changes to Atlanta’s fabric are central to the story of the 1996 Olympic Games and their continued impact on our city today. We hope you will attend a focus group to help us talk through these topics and gather feedback from professionals, researchers, and experts in the field.

Bring a colleague!

Refreshments provided!

Please RSVP by Thursday, April 11th by replying to this email with the name(s) and number of attendees.

When:  Thursday, April 18, 6:30pm-8pm

Where:  Margaret Mitchell House at Atlanta History Center Midtown Campus

979 Crescent Avenue NE

Atlanta, GA 30309

Questions? Please contact Carter Jackson at cjackson@atlantahistorycenter.com.

About the exhibition

The upcoming Atlanta History Center exhibition seeks to reveal the impact of the 1996 Olympic Games on the city and region.

The exhibition intends to review the process of designating Atlanta as an Olympic host city and how that accelerated change at a local and regional level, connecting the city’s ongoing urban transformation with major developments of the last decade of the 20th century and beginning of the 21st.

The exhibition should engage visitors of all ages with stories of urban redevelopment, economic and population changes, cultural impact, city and community politics, and technological innovations. Through artifacts, archival materials, and other interpretive means, the exhibition must examine the successes and challenges of the global platform of the Olympic Games.

We hope that you will be able to join us!

Carter Jackson

Executive Assistant

130 West Paces Ferry Road NW

Atlanta, Georgia 30305