By Sue Rodman
The Atlanta Preservation Center sponsors this annual program that includes more than 150 events, from guided tours to lectures to open houses, at dozens of Atlanta’s historic sites. Best of all, it’s FREE! There are so many great events during this celebration that it’s hard to choose. They’ve got a fantastic line up for kids this year as well.
Don’t miss a guided tour and storytelling at the Wren’s Nest, the home of Brer Rabbit author Joel Candler Harris. For the architecturally incline, try building a Box City. This hands-on interactive program allows children to create, build and plan their own city. They learn the basics of architecture, planning and of course preservation. If puppetry is more your style, take a behind the scenes look at the Center for Puppetry Arts. Visit the Puppet Workshop where the puppets are designed and built and the Scene shop, wehre the scenery for the puppet shows is built. There is even a session about the History of Atlanta for Young Preservationists and a guided tour of Fire Station #19.
Some of the tours require reservations and many of the children’s programs have limited availability, so check the Phoenix Flies website for activities, date and time, and whether or not you need reservations.
What: The Annual Phoenix Flies - A Citywide Celebration of Living Landmarks
When: March 7-23, 2014
Where: Several locations around Atlanta
Cost: All Events are FREE