19th Century Gallery

“A magnificent inland city will at no distant date be built here.” -Alexander H. Stevens, 1839 -Governor of Georgia and Vice President to the Confederate States

The Atlanta Pioneer Gallery narrates the story of Atlanta’s early history and the bold leadership that has helped it grow into one of the most important cities in the world. The exhibition features photographs and artifacts from twenty of Atlanta’s most pioneering families associated with Atlantic Steel; names such as Adair, Candler, Glenn, Herndon, Rich, Woodruff as well as many others that have helped shape the social, economic, political, and philanthropic landscape.