ATLANTA HISTORY CENTER

Just opened  “Cyclorama: The Big Picture,” featuring the fully restored cyclorama painting, “The Battle of Atlanta.” At the centerpiece of this new multi-media experience is a 132-year-old hand-painted work of art that stands 49 feet tall, is longer than a football field, and weighs 10,000 pounds. This painting is one of only two cycloramas in the United States, making Atlanta home to one of America’s largest historic treasures.
Through Sept. 29  “Barbecue Nation,” a savory exhibit of artifacts, images and oral histories, from ’50s and ’60s-era advertising to matchbooks and menus, vintage grills to obscure gadgets.
Ongoing  “Locomotion: Railroads and the Making of Atlanta,” permanent exhibit features restored Western & Atlantic Railroad locomotive Texas.

130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atl. Open daily. 404/814-4000. atlantahistorycenter.com