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2019 Black History Month Celebration film - African American Politics in Dekalb County, from Struggle to Transformation


The DeKalb History Center collects, preserves and shares the history of DeKalb County, Georgia. Our Archives and Museum are located inside the Historic DeKalb Courthouse in downtown Decatur, just a few miles from metro Atlanta. The DeKalb History Center is a beautiful wedding venue which is also available for day events, rehearsal dinners, parties and meetings. More information on event rentals

The DeKalb Hist0ry Center is a resource for research, tours, lectures, and exhibits. More information on public programs


Hours of Operation

Exhibits:           Monday - Friday 10:00 am-4:00 pm

                                        Saturday 10:00 am-2:00 pm

Office Hours:   Monday - Friday 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Archives Reading Room:   Tuesday - Thursday 10:00 am-4:00 pm

                                       Appointment Required 404.373.1088 ext 28 or blomqvist@dekalbhistory.org

Our Exhibits and Reading Room are Free to the Public!

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Join us for guided Civil War Walking Tours in downtown Decatur
Tears and Curses: A Human Focus on the Civil War
The Mid-Century Ranch House: Hip and Historic!