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Written by Jim Auchmutey, The Wren’s Nest Board Member The Wren’s Nest has employed scores of tour guides in its 107 years as a house museum, but few if any were as beloved as Nannie Thompson, who died on March 19 at the age of 88. “Miss Nannie,” as she was known, was an Alabama native who for many years ran a restaurant with her husband, Fred E. Thompson, in southwest Atlanta: Fred’s Fine Foods.
Some of you know that Melissa Swindell, Executive Director of the Wren’s Nest from 2017 to 2019, left that post late last year to pursue other opportunities in museum administration. We asked her to reflect on her two years running our nonprofit organization. As we look ahead to a search for a new director, the Wren’s Nest would like to thank Melissa for all her hard work and wish her the very best. Brer Rabbit
Southeastern Institute of Paranormal Research (SIPR) conducted a Ghost Hunting 101 class and paranormal investigations at the Wren’s Nest on the following dates: Friday, September 6, 2019 Saturday, September 7, 2019 Friday, September 13, 2019 Saturday, September 20, 2019 Saturday, September 28, 2019 The full report from Denise Roffe, Founder of SIPR, is below. Our Team: Mandy – Mandy was able to communicate with spirits with the flashlight. This is specific to Mandy as we
Escape the Nest
Escape Room in haunted historic house museum: The Wren’s Nest You’re invited to an evening cocktail party at The Wren’s Nest, in West End, Atlanta. But be forewarned: Joel Chandler Harris, the previous owner of the house, is a notorious prankster! Famous for his Brer Rabbit novels, Harris is arguably just as tricky as his beloved character. His ghost treads through the house looking for his next prank victim, locking doors behind his guests and
Southeastern Institute of Paranormal Research
Southeastern Institute of Paranormal Research conducted a GH101 class and paranormal investigation at the Wren’s Nest on Saturday, February 23, 2019. Our findings were as follows: Equipment used: Digital Voice Recorders IR Cameras Various EMF Meters Various Temperature Sensors ITC Device – Boo Bear The team consisted of Denise R., Doug S., Terrell W., and Tammy Tamasi along with our GH101 attendees. Two teams were led through the house during the investigation. One was led

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