Wren's Nest House Museum
Since opening in 1913, the Wren's Nest has dedicated its decades to preserving the literary, journalistic, and storytelling contributions of Joel Chandler Harris. Credited with using his position as associate editor of the Atlanta Constitution to advocate for racial reconciliation during the turbulent years after the Civil War, Harris also brandished the popular pen. His stories recorded and preserved African-American and Southern oral-folk narratives, telling the tales of characters including crafty Brer Rabbit and fabling Uncle Remus. Visitors in search of these well-spun yarns can listen to the museum's tale-weavers during Storytelling Saturdays, learning lively traditional lessons about friendship, honor, and not getting tricked out of apple pie by wily mailmen. Adopt your own narrative from the on-site gift shop containing work by both Harris and the museum's contemporary publishing wing.