Events and Programs

Annual Meeting/Open House and Silent Auction

March 22, 2019

The DeKalb History Center will host its Annual Meeting and Silent Auction on Friday, March 22. Please join us for a free evening of delicious food, and music while bidding on items donated by generous local businesses. Drink tickets will be available for $5.00 each.

Join these businesses who have already donated to our great auction:

Aikido Center of Atlanta, Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta Cajun Zydeco Association, Atlanta Preservation Center, Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters/Dancing Goats Coffee Bar, Bee & Blossom Jewelry, Beryl Farris Immigration Law, Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa, C Brown Photo, Mark G. Burnette, Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, Center for Puppetry Arts, Karen Chance, Chattahoochee Nature Center, City Barbeque, City of Decatur, Russell Clayton, CNN Studio Tours, Decatur Arts Alliance, Decatur Ghost Tour, Decatur Yoga and Pilates, Dragon Bowl, Elmyriachi, Entry Enforcer, Farm Burger Decatur, Georgia Aquarium, Historic Oakland Foundation, Imperial Events, Jazmin Spa, Jekyll Island Club Hotel, Little Bangkok, Little Shop of Stories, Lotus of Life Chiropractic, Al Morris Tax Service, Noni's, Parkers on Ponce, Tiffany Parks, Perry Julien Photography, Siam Thai, Skip's Chicago Dogs, Stone Mountain Park, Thai Chili, World of Coca-Cola, Zoo Atlanta

Silent auction packages may include event tickets, golf, dinner certificates, art, jewelry, hotel stays, special tours, books, professional services, children’s activities, fitness opportunities and more.  Please contact Melissa at if you would like to donate to our Silent Auction. Click here for a Donation Form!


This annual fundraiser features hors d' oeuvres from our preferred caterers: Avalon Catering, Avenue Catering, Endive Fine Catering, Fox Brothers Bar-B-Q, Gotta Have It Catering, Legacy Catering, LowCountry Catering, Oakhurst Market, Party Execs, Phenomenal Foods by Chef Holly, Sun in my Belly, and Zest Atlanta. 
Décor or services provided by PeachyKeen Planners & Décor, Cindy Brown Photo, PeachTree Tents and Events and SE Events.

Friday, March 22, 6pm - 8:30pm

Free & Open to the Public

Historic DeKalb Courthouse

101 E. Court Square, Decatur GA 30030


Lunch and Learn

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March 19, 2019

12:00 pm- 1:00 pm

DeKalb History Center

Often romanticized and stereotyped, the Middle East has been collectively imagined and interpreted by foreigners. Beginning in the 1850’s, with the invention of the glass negative, Europeans clamored for exoticized depictions of the Middle East. Photography in the Middle East spatialized identity, serving to hasten modernity, westernization, and reinforced longstanding ideas of alterity. Examining the work of local and European photographers reveals a more nuanced and complicated image of the Ottoman Empire during its twilight years.

Bring your lunch and join us for an informative discussion by Samantha Mooney. Free and open to the public!



Evening Author and Lecture Series

Ticket includes: Book Signing, Drink Ticket.

Books available for purchase
$5 members, $10 non members

Doors open 5:30

Program, 6:00 pm-7:00 pm

Book Signing 7:00 pm

Historic DeKalb Courthouse, 2nd floor
101 E. Court Square, Decatur GA 30030

CLICK HERE for tickets!




April 17, 2019

Atlanta Beer: A Heady History of Brewing in the Hub of the South

with authors Ron Smith & Mary O. Boyle

Atlanta is a unique southern city known for its vast diversity and fast-paced lifestyle. Rarely is it associated with a rich beer and brewing culture, but not for a lack of one. From Atlanta's first brewery in the 1850s to the city's Saloon Row and the parched days of local and national Prohibition, the earliest days of Atlanta's beer history are laced with scandal and excitement. Follow the journey of beer through Atlanta's development, starting with colonial Georgia and the budding wilderness settlement of Terminus and eventually evolving into the ever-growing metropolis known as Atlanta. Authors Ron Smith and Mary Boyle celebrate the resurgence of craft beer in a town that once burned to the ground. As Atlanta rose from the ashes of the Civil War, so also has artisanal beer made a comeback in this enigmatic but resilient city.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Doors open 5:30

Program, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Book Signing 7:00 pm


May 22, 2019

The Tubman Command

with author Elizabeth Cobbs

The Tubman Command tells the story of Harriet Tubman at the moment of her greatest gamble. Recruited as a spy for the Union army, Tubman- code name "Moses"- plots a spectacular plantation raid behind enemy lines, one so large and so daring it will turn the tide of the Civil War. But in order to succeed, Tubman must lead her team of black scouts up the Combahee River, where the dangers of alligators, sharpshooters, and slave catchers lurk. Her mission is complicated further by the hostility and skepticism of other Union soldiers. And yet, Tubman expects these men to underestimate her. It is, after all, why she is the perfect spy.

From the author of The Hamilton Affair, The Tubman Command brings to light the bravery and brilliance of American icon Harriet Tubman during her most daring mission yet.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Doors open 5:30

Program, 6:00 pm-7:00 pm

Book Signing 7:00 pm




DHC Member Only (Guests of Members Allowed) 

Ticket: $5  for Senior/Teacher/Student/Individual/Household<$75

Patron+ ($75+) members are , no need to purchase tickets just RSVP

Transportation NOT provided. Questions, contact Marissa :