Gone With the Wind 75th Anniversary Celebration at the Margaret Mitchell House – Saturday, May 14, 2011
Nestled among the highrises on a prime piece of lush, green real estate, at the corner of 10th Street and Peachtree in Midtown Atlanta sits what is now known as the Margaret Mitchell House…
Last week, we told you that Gone With the Wind is celebrating its 75th Anniversary of publication this year. On Saturday, I co-hosted a social media meet-up at the Margaret Mitchell House, to help them promote their festivities surrounding this momentous event. We were treated to a private guided tour of the Margaret Mitchell house and exhibits, and of course, “The Dump”, the two-room apartment that Margaret Mitchell shared with her husband, John Marsh, and the place where she wrote Gone With the Wind.
The Margaret Mitchell House presents fascinating exhibits on the life of Margaret Mitchell, from her childhood until her death in 1949, a recreation of her apartment the way it may have looked when she lived there and was writing Gone With the Wind, and a look at the making of the legendary film. Tours of the apartment give visitors a glimpse into Mitchell’s home life and the lifestyle of a young married couple in the city of Atlanta in the 1920s. The docents at the Margaret Mitchell House are treasure troves of information about Mitchell and her family, her marriages, her career as a newspaperwoman with the Atlanta Journal, and her feelings about Gone With the Wind, as it skyrocketed to fame and took her along with it. She was a wild young woman, often shocking her circle, an accomplished reporter and talented writer – there’s much more to her than meets the eye!
This Saturday, May 14, 2011, from 10:30 AM until 4:30 PM, you can join in the family celebration day at the Margaret Mitchell House for the 75th Anniversary. Travel through time with reenactors portraying Civil War soldiers, learn about Atlanta in the 1920s, when Margaret Mitchell was writing the novel, and delve into the lasting legacy of the book and the impact it had on the literary and film worlds. If you are a fan of Gone With the Wind or a fan of Atlanta history, film studies, or American literature, this day is for you!
This special day, full of unique programs and experiences, is included with regular admission and is free for members. You can purchase tickets by visiting the Margaret Mitchell House website or calling 404-814-4000. Tickets are $13.00 for adults, $10.00 for seniors 65+ and students 13+, $8.50 for children 4-12, and free for children 3 and under.
Take a glimpse inside the Margaret Mitchell House – I take you on a mini-tour of “The Dump” and the exhibits in this short video!