Meet the Past Festival at the Margaret Mitchell House

Margaret Mitchell's modern-day doppelgänger.
Atlanta History Center hosted Meet the Past Festival at the Margaret Mitchell House on Saturday, Aug. 22.  The festival allowed guests to experience the past while encountering Margaret Mitchell as a young reporter, a budding novelist, and a World War II philanthropist. Attendees enjoyed kid-friendly activities, lawn games, live music and Southern food.

Highlights below:

Margaret Mitchell is a World War II philanthropist.

A reading of Tomorrow is Another Day.

Picnicking on the lawn.

The black-eyed pea cakes with peach salsa
 were quite delicious.

Guests exploring the past.

An inspired artist paints ...

A couple enjoying the digital display.

Gift store goodies.

Margaret Mitchell as a budding novelist shares her story.

A young Margaret Mitchell accidentally gave the publisher her only copy
of Gone With the Wind in error.

Crafting Red Cross buttons.

The Red Cross activities table was fun for all ages.

Lawn games.

Lounging on the lawn.

Live music and great food.


As a young reporter Margaret Mitchell often work pants and caps.

Margaret Mitchell as young reporter poses for a portrait.
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Bonnie Morét is an award-winning photographer recognized by The Georgia Council of the Arts as "an exceptional representation of contemporary Georgia art work." Her photography is featured on Georgia Public Broadcast's Georgia Traveler. Her exhibitions include Fifth Annual Exposure Awards at Musee du Louvre in Paris, France, Art Takes Miami at Scope Art during Art Basel Miami, Metro Montage XIII at the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, World of Water at the Georgia Aquarium, Open Walls at Black Box Gallery in Portland, Oregon, Wholly Georgia: A Look at the Effects of Southern Religious Culture, sponsored by the Art History League and Georgia State University, at Mint Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia, 6x6 at the Rochester Contemporary Arts Center in Rochester, New York, @Phonography: Dialogue in the Wireless Age, at 3 Ring Circus in New Orleans, Louisiana, and About Lands and Lives of the Civil War at the 6th Cavalry Museum in Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia. Her photography appears in Modern Luxury/The Atlantan, Jezebel Magazine, and hangs in the executive offices at the Georgia State Capitol as part of the Art of Georgia exhibit. Corporate clients include Atlanta Ballet, Atlanta History Center, Chanel Cosmetics, Christian Dior Cosmetics, Sharp Mountain Vineyards, PM Realty Group, Granite Properties, Road Atlanta, Patrón Tequila, StubHub, CBM Records and The Washington Auto Show.