The Fall of Atlanta in Gone with the Wind: History or Fiction? Brown Bag Lunch Talk

August 15, 2014 - 12:00pm - 12:30pm
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Kelly Hancock
1201 E. Clay St.
(855) 649-1861

Throughout the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, the Museum of the Confederacy-Richmond will be hosting a monthly series of talks devoted to a topic or event's 150th anniversary. These talks, normally scheduled for the third Friday of the month, are free for members and Richmond area residents, and are included with Museum admission for all others.

The movie Gone with the Wind is one of the most enduring cinematic depictions of the American Civil War. One of its most famous scenes illustrates the fall of Atlanta, Georgia, in 1864 – but is Hollywood’s depiction historically accurate? We will examine the true historical events, then analyze author Margaret Mitchell’s 1936 book and the 1939 MGM movie for historical accuracy. Join Curator Cathy Wright for this lunchtime talk.

Bring your lunch to the Museum and commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.