AROHE 2018 SIGNATURE EVENT
Only in Atlanta
Sunday, October 7, 11:00 a.m.
We’ll leave the Conference Center by tour bus, driving through the Emory campus and beautiful Druid Hills neighborhood to fabled Ponce de Leon Avenue and on to Mary Mac’s Tea Room, which has set the standard for Southern cooking in Atlanta for the last 70 years. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet lunch of native specialties from fried chicken and vegetables to corn muffins and peach cobbler.
After lunch, we’ll head down Peachtree Street to Midtown Atlanta and see some of its iconic sights before heading east on “Sweet” Auburn Avenue to the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, where you’ll have time to explore the museum at Freedom Hall, the tomb of Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, Ebenezer Baptist Church (pictured), and other highlights.
From there, we’ll drive to the Carter Center, where we’ll be greeted and briefed by Steve Hochman, director of research and assistant to former President Jimmy Carter. Dr. Hochman will give us an introduction to the Carter Museum, which you’ll be able to tour individually.
Throughout our drive around the city, tour guides will provide commentary on local sites and answer your questions.
We’ll arrive back at the Emory Conference Center at 4:00 p.m. in plenty of time for the evening’s reception and gala dinner.
The price for this adventure is $55 and includes all the activities noted. Sign up for this when you register for the AROHE conference. If you’ve already registered, call the AROHE office at 213.740.5037. The Only in Atlanta tour is limited to 46 participants. Sign up today so that you don’t miss this fun and interesting adventure.
Atlanta History Center
Monday, October 8
Free private transportation to and from the Atlanta History Center via van by members of the Emory Emeritus College will be available to those who wish to spend the day seeing its exhibitions on the history of Atlanta, the Civil War, famed golfer and Emory University alumnus Bobby Jones, or the 1996 Olympic Games. You’ll have an opportunity to tour the center’s extensive grounds, visit the grand Swan House mansion and the 19th-century Smith Family Farm, and have lunch in the charming onsite restaurant, Souper Jenny. A newly restored Cyclorama moved from Grant Park, its home since 1921, may be available to see while you are here as well.
You’ll be responsible for the cost of your own tickets (senior citizens, $18) and lunch (average cost, $10). Your ticket also will include admission to the Margaret Mitchell House in Midtown Atlanta if visited within nine days.
You can sign up for this trip at registration on Sunday.
David J. Sencer CDC Museum
Tuesday, October 9, 10:00 a.m.
Louise Shaw, curator of the museum, has agreed to lead a private tour of CDC museum. The tour is limited to 20 people.
To join the tour, you’ll need to sign up online in advance, as the CDC requires a list of attendees one week in advance. Since the CDC is a government compound, stringent security protocols will be followed. You’ll need to bring a photo ID. You can sign up with Dianne Becht at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, October 6, 3:30 p.m.
Buy tickets to see Atlanta’s popular professional soccer team while you’re in town at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Atlanta United vs.the New England Revolution
Saturday, October 6, 3:30 p.m.