SWAN HOUSE | ATLANTA by Norma Poindexter
Starring in popular culture, The Edward Inman “Swan House” in Atlanta, Georgia has already been beholden by millions of people. Appearing in two Hunger Games movies, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2, the Swan House mansion also acted in the opening sequence of Little Darlings (1980), in Amazing Race’s 19 th season, in CW’s soap opera series Dynasty, and in the introduction to Turner Classic Movies. As the former residence of Edward and Emily Inman, the stunning Swan House stands in the 33-acre Southern cultural experience at the Atlanta History Center, featuring the mansion, award-winning exhibitions and educational programs, the renowned Swan Coach House (the original coach house for the Swan House) with its charming Southern restaurant, a popular Southern art gallery, magnificent event spaces, extensive award-winning historic collections, restored historic houses, the enchanting Southeastern horticultural Goizueta Gardens, and the Keenan Research Center with endless information on the South. Atlanta History Center purchased the Swan House and its contents in 1966 with all of its 18th century antiques and 20th century art objects, and now it serves as a museum for the Center.
To support the operations of all of these magnificent icons of Southern culture and the Atlanta History Center’s award-winning educational program, the Atlanta History Center holds the annual Swan House Ball fundraiser. This year the 35 th Swan House Ball honors the Atlanta philanthropist and community leader, Lovette Twyman Russell, on October 22. Business, community and social leaders come together to experience and celebrate all things gloriously Southern in a truly iconic home, the legendary Swan House.
Swan House | 130 West Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305 | +1.404.814.4000
Photos Courtesy of Atlanta History Center