Help The Wren's Nest bring storytelling to you!

About the Project

For decades, The Wren's Nest has provided a storytelling hour on Saturdays for visitors. Unfortunately, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have closed our doors to visitors, stopping in-person tours and canceling events such as our largest annual fundraiser and our summer series of concerts from our backyard stage. Fortunately, The Wren’s Nest has found a way to still bring storytelling to its audiences with Virtual Storytelling

Now on Saturdays, The Wren’s Nest livestreams a storytelling performance on its Facebook page. For those who miss the livestream, they can still view the performance on our website or YouTube channel. With Virtual Storytelling, The Wren’s Nest is able to support and share the talents of the professional storytellers from the Kuumba Storytellers of Georgia or the Southern Order of Storytellers. We can share the stories that entertained, inspired and taught so many (including Joel Chandler Harris) and introduce them to new audiences who may not have had access to The Wren’s Nest storytelling in Atlanta. 

The Wren's Nest is the historic home of author and journalist, Joel Chandler Harris. It is also the oldest house museum in the state of Georgia, opening in 1913 with the help of supporters like President Theodore Roosevelt and Andrew Carnegie. While Harris may be the reason the house was preserved, at the heart of our history and our mission is storytelling. Donate now to support Virtual Storytelling and help us to preserve and share the art of storytelling with more people than ever.


Find out more and see examples of Virtual Storytelling here: www.wrensnest.org/virtual-storytelling/


Matching Sponsors

Our generous sponsors will contribute $1 for every $1 donated to this project up to $2,000 ! (pending matching fund availability)

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    Decorate your home with an ornament from The Wren's Nest. From Brian Clowdus's immersive production of "A Christmas Carol" in the historic home, this white ball ornament is a simple and classic design. However, it has the option to add a festive flare with the flick of a switch: lighting up and changing colors!
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    in honor of Yejide Diop 2020 Graduate of Maynard Jackson High School Atlanta, Georgia
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    Match from City of Atlanta Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs- FY20-COVID-19
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    in honor of With gratitude to the City of Atlanta Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs for recognizing the importance of the Wren's Nest from Mr. and Mrs. Paul Blackney
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