Cathy Kaemmerlen at Margaret Mitchell House

On Saturday, July 4, SOS Member Cathy Kaemmerlen will be protraying Peggy Mitchell as a reporter for the Atlanta Journal at the Margaret Mitchell House.

From the MMH website:

Margaret Mitchell House July 4 Celebration:

Free Weekend

Saturday, July 4, and Sunday, July 5, 2009
Noon – 5:00 PM

The Margaret Mitchell House has something new to offer visitors of all ages!  A new and enhanced visitor experience at the historic Margaret Mitchell House, complete with new exhibitions on the life of Margaret Mitchell and Gone With the Wind the movie, debuts over the July 4 weekend.

Enjoy two days of free, fun-filled, family-friendly activities including tours of Mitchell’s apartment where Gone With the Wind was written, dancing, croquet, games, face painting, homemade ice cream, arts and crafts, living history performances, and Gone With the Wind trivia and prizes.  Kids enjoy a special 1920s dress up area and food and beverage from Mary Mac’s Tea Room are available for purchase.


Peggy Mitchell, Reporting (Saturday Only)
Margaret Mitchell House Parlor Room
1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30 pm
Cathy Kaemmerlen portrays Peggy Mitchell as a reporter for the Atlanta Journal.

The Charleston
Commercial Row Building
1:00 pm, 3:00 pm
Learn to dance the Charleston with dance instructor Elizabeth Magee.

Marathon Dancing
Commercial Row Building
1:30, 3:30 pm  • Duration: 30 minutes
Marathon Dancing was all the rage in the 1920s.  How long can you last?

Guided Tours
Tables at Peachtree Street and Crescent Avenue Gates
Every 15 minutes starting at 12:15 pm
Visit the tables at Peachtree Street or Crescent Avenue gates to acquire tickets for a docent-led tour of the apartment where Margaret Mitchell wrote Gone With the Wind, and see the new exhibitions Margaret Mitchell: A Passion for Character, and The Making of a Film Legend: Gone With the Wind.

Gone With the Wind Trivia
Commercial Row Building
2:30 pm, 4:30 pm
How well do you know Gone With the Wind?  Prizes go to the top two competitors!

Lower Lawn
Noon – 2:00 pm
Try your hand at this popular 1920s game.

Sack Races and Other Games
Lower Lawn
2:00 – 5:00 pm
Compete in fun picnic games and win prizes!

Mary Mac’s Tea Room
Margaret Mitchell House Porch
Enjoy fantastic food and beverage for purchase from this Atlanta landmark. Margaret Mitchell used to eat there!

For more information on these activities, please call 404.814.4018.