Hammonds House and The Wren’s Nest are Free this Saturday - Support our Local Treasures
The annual Phoenix Flies event provides opportunities this month for patrons to visit many of Atlanta's historical, cultural, and artistic centers free of charge
Hammonds House Museum and The Wren's Nest are partnering for the first time to offer guided and self-guided tours for free, as part of the Decennial Phoenix Flies: A City-Wide Celebration of Living Landmarks event this month.
Starting on March 9 and running thru March 24, Hammonds House Museum and The Wren's Nest will be preservation partners as part of a unique annual celebration of Atlanta’s historic assets.
In a public release, Serena Garcia from Hammonds House said that, "this year marks Hammonds House Museum’s 25th anniversary and its first year participating in Phoenix Flies."
Hammonds House Museum will offer guided tours on March 9 and 16 at 1pm and 2:30pm by reservation only. Self-guided tours are available both days from 1 pm-5 pm.
The Wren’s Nest will offer house tours on March 16 and 23 from 10am-2:30pm. Their Ramblers Storytelling will take place both days at 11:30 am and 1 pm.
The current exhibition at Hammonds House, Homecoming: African American Family History in Georgia, can be viewed for free by visitors until March 16th. Homecoming documents and pays homage to the incredible achievements of survival of kinship ties and family pride experienced by black people from slavery to the 1970s. The full exhibit is depicted by early photographers.
According to Serena Garcia, "up until the 1978 project launching, there had been relatively little self-research by African Americans about their families." The Homecoming exhibition is on loan by the Auburn Avenue Research Library, now partnering with Hammonds House Museum.
More than 200 free events will be accessible for patrons during 16 days.