Barbecue Nation is a temporary exhibition located at the Atlanta History Center. The exhibit explores how barbecue has come to claim the heart of America and how it connects us to cultures around the world. The exhibition includes scenic recreations of a pit smoker, a Native American barbacoa, and the façade of an iconic barbecue joint. Many of the viewable pieces include historic photos, advertising images, vintage grills, cookbooks, and menus.
In addition to fabricating the exhibit components and scenic elements, Building Four Fabrication was also contracted to construct many of the hands-on interactive elements found in the exhibition. The puzzles and games were used to supplement the informational graphic panels and reader rails and helped create more educational opportunities for a younger audience.