Wren's Nest

1050 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd.
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The Wren's Nest is the Queen Anne Victorian home of Joel Chandler Harris the author of the Uncle Remus tales, most notably the Br'er Rabbit stories.

レンズ ネストは、ジョージア出身の作家ジョエル・チャンドラーが1870年に建て た住宅を博物館にしたアトランタで最も古いものです。彼は、「リーマスじいや」や 「ブレア・ラビット」の物語の作者として知られています。

The house became known as the Wren’s Nest in 1900 after the Chandler children found a wren had built a nest in the mailbox. The family built a new mailbox in order to leave the nest undisturbed.

The Wren's Nest is Atlanta's oldest house museum. It is located in Atlanta’s historic West End.

The mission of the Wren's Nest is to preserve the legacy of Joel Chandler Harris and the heritage of African American folklore through storytelling, tours and student publishing.

Docents provide tours Tuesday through Saturday, and storytellers tell every Saturday at 1 p.m. and by appointment.

The Wren's Nest sits on more than 2 acres of land just southwest of downtown Atlanta. A natural grass amphitheater seats more than 800 and is capable of hosting weddings, concerts and other special events.

The Wren’s Nest serves as an educational resource for the community, the greater Atlanta area and visitors from around the globe.

Joel Chandler Harris worked for The Atlanta Journal Constitution but also wrote the Uncle Remus stories. Harris was a literary comedian, amateur folklorist, southern local-color writer, and children's author. Wren’s Nest tour guides will explain that he wrote the stories the way people talk ...

The Uncle Remus tales are African American trickster stories about the exploits of Br’er Rabbit, Br’er Fox, and other "creeturs" that were recreated in black regional dialect by Mr. Harris.

Two-thirds of Harris's celebrated trickster tales come from African folktales that were brought to the New World and then retold and elaborated upon by African American slaves living in the southeastern United States. The remaining stories have their roots in European and Native American folklore.

The Br’er Rabbit stories have been translated into nearly thirty foreign languages.

Harris created a fictionalized storyteller called Uncle Remus, a former slave. He was created from several black storytellers Harris had met while working from 1862 to 1866 on a plantation in Georgia.

When Uncle Remus began telling Br’er Rabbit tales in rural black dialect, the stories proved to be extremely popular.

Harris embedded the animal folktales he retold in a rhetorically complex narrative frame featuring Uncle Remus and his listener, a little white boy who is the son of the plantation master.

Uncle Remus's role is to initiate his young white listener into the complex realities of adult life.

Remus's character gradually evolves in later story collections, even as his young white listener grows up and marries, eventually sending his son to learn at the knee of the seemingly ageless old man, as he himself had done a generation earlier.