K12 Special Exhibits

Continuous Threads: 200 Years of Georgia Textiles
June 15, 2015 – August 30, 2015

Discover traditional, southeastern domestic textiles together with contemporary artworks created by artists currently living and working in the region. Enjoy a history of textiles in Georgia and learn how textiles and fiber touch all points of human life. View over 50 works of contemporary fiber arts and historic artifacts while exploring interactive hands-on stations where visitors learn to weave, cross-stitch, design a quilt and much more.

Exhibit provided by the Southeast FiberArtsAlliance (SEFAA) in partnership with the EHC Foundation.

Portraits In Gray: A Civil War Photography Exhibition
September 26, 2015 – January 4, 2016

Photography was in its infancy when the Civil War broke out in 1861. Thousands of soldiers, from all ranks and walks of life, made sure to pose for the camera before setting off for the horrors of battle. This exhibit includes 70 high-quality enlarged reproductions of Confederate soldier portraits from the David Wynn Vaughan Collection, the largest collection of Confederate images in the United States.The exhibit explores themes like the daily life of a soldier, weapons of the Civil War, photography technology of the Civil War period, children and the war, and more.

This exhibit was developed by the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History.

Tree Houses: Look Who’s Living In The Trees!
January 17, 2016 – May 7, 2016

Immerse yourself in an indoor tree house and encounter firsthand who lives in the trees using stereoscopic viewfinders, tracking clues, and exploring natural artifacts and sounds. The lively setting will have visitors roaming from tree to tree to house as they discover the many habitats that trees provide for animals large and small – and people too! Visitors uncover fascinating facts about what types of animals actually live in the trees, discover various animal clues to look and listen for in the forest, and learn how people use trees for their homes as well.

This exhibit was developed by the Environmental Exhibit Collaborative.