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.

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!


Georgia Civil War Heritage Trails® Interpretive Marker Dedications

Following the July Lunch and Learn, there will be a brief dedication of two Georgia Civil War Heritage Trails® markers. These markers are the "Old DeKalb County Courthouse" on the south side of the Courthouse and "The Hardman Family Cemetery" located on Starvine Drive off Clairemont Road. The dedication will include comments from Steve Longcrier, Executive Director of Georgia Civil War Heritage Trails®, and Dr. Richard H. Sams. The public is cordially invited.

Tuesday, July 21, 1:15 - 1:30 p.m.

Historic DeKalb Courthouse, Second Floor



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