SMS Spotlight: The Millennium Gate Museum

Each week during the 2016-2017 Georgia History Festival, GHS will shine a light on one participating Super Museum Sunday site. This popular annual event, held on the Sunday (February 5) before Georgia Day (February 12), allows visitors and residents alike to experience our state’s rich history and cultural life. This week, we shine a light on a new Super Museum Sunday participant, the Millennium Gate Museum.

Located in downtown Atlanta, the Millennium Gate Museum houses galleries and exhibitions that illustrate Georgia’s historical, cultural, artistic, and philanthropic heritage. Positioned within Atlanta’s Atlantic Station, the Millennium Gate Museum is constructed of classical Roman triumphal arches paying homage to Atlanta’s past as “The Gate City.” Visitors can explore The Glenn Gallery, which interprets the history of the Atlantic Station site, showing its transformation from a steel mill to today’s bustling commercial and residential district. Other exhibitions include interpretation of Georgia’s Native American, Spanish, British Colonial, and American history. Visitors will also find galleries dedicated to Georgia’s rich business and philanthropic past. Make sure not to miss the three period rooms, including Declaration of Independence signer Lyman Hall’s colonial study. Learn more about the Millennium Gate Museum when you visit free of charge as part of the Georgia History Festival’s Super Museum Sunday on February 5, 2017!

Check back in January for a full listing of Super Museum Sunday Sites.

Image courtesy of the Millennium Gate Museum.