Events and Programs

DHC hosts a wide variety of educational and fun events throughout the year. Please join our e-mail list to get timely updates.

Summer Camps for Kids - Click here for our Camp Page!


Civil War Walking Tour

Join us for guided Civil War walking tours in downtown Decatur. The hour-long tour begins in the Lobby of the Historic DeKalb Courthouse and complements our new exhibit, Tears and Curses: A Human Perspective on the Civil War. You will learn about the early history of the county, the effects of the war on the civilian population in DeKalb, the Atlanta campaign, and the Battle of Decatur. This popular tour will resume in March. Or schedule a tour of the DeKalb History Center's historic structures for a group of 10 or more.

Click here for our Tour Page!

Historic DeKalb Courthouse, Main Floor

$10 for adults, $6 for kids (age 6 - 18), under 5 free with an adult. For reservations call 404-373-1088, extension 20, or click for email.

Make reservations online via PayPal - please write the date of the Walking Tour in the Notes Section.


Adult Reservation
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Lunch and Learn - The Where, When and How of Doing Our Own Oral Histories

How did Nana’s story go about Mom getting stuck in the trash can in Mrs. Turner’s second grade class?  How long was Eunice stuck on I-285 in the Blizzard of 2014? What do you mean Dad’s high school band marched around the Old Courthouse Square? With today’s digital devices it’s easy to conduct our own oral histories in formats easy to preserve and share as told or first remembered.  The July Lunch and Learn will focus on the basics needed to do oral histories of the people, places, things, life experiences, and events important in our daily lives sharing with present and future generations. And, these could be donated to the oral histories collection at the DeKalb History Center helping with its mission to collect, preserve and share the history of DeKalb County, Georgia..

Tuesday, July 21, noon - 1:00 p.m.

Historic DeKalb Courthouse, Second Floor

Free - Bring your lunch!


Dance Hall Decatur

Help us with some fun fundraising! Great music, sodas and light snacks included with your reservation. Drink tickets available at the event. More info to come. Halloween costumes welcome!

Advance tickets: $10 for members, $15 for non-members and $5 for under 21 only.

Day of tickets: $12 for members, $17 for non-members and $7 for under 21 only.

Tickets will go on sale in September.

Friday, October 30, 8:00 p.m. - Midnight

Historic DeKalb Courthouse, Second Floor