Events and Programs

Hops at the History Center - Andre Joseph Gallant

Join us for a new DHC author’s program which debuts on Wednesday, December 12. Doors open at 5:30, event begins at 6:00. Author Andre Joseph Gallant will be speaking about his new book, A High Low Tide: The Revival of a Southern Oyster. Gallant, who lives in Athens, Georgia, is an independent journalist whose writing has appeared in Oxford American, the Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionBitter Southerner, Modern Farmer, Civil Eats and more. He is the founding editor of Crop Stories, a literary journal exploring farm culture in the American South.


Oysters are a narrative food: in each shuck and slurp, an eater tastes the place where the animal was raised. But that’s just the beginning. AndrĂ© Joseph Gallant uses the bivalve as a jumping-off point to tell the story of a changing southeastern coast, the bounty within its waters, and what the future may hold for the area and its fishers. With A High Low Tide he places Georgia, as well as the South, in the national conversation about aquaculture, addressing its potential as well as its challenges. We will have copies of his book available to purchase and you can get yours autographed! Your admission includes one drink ticket and you’ll have the option to purchase more.

Wednesday, December 12, 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

CLICK HERE for tickets! Member tickets are $5; nonmember tickets are $10. Includes one drink ticket.

Historic DeKalb Courthouse, 2nd floor

101 E. Court Square, Decatur GA 30030



Dance Hall Decatur - New Year's Eve

Ring in the New Year with the best party in Decatur! The DeKalb History Center’s holiday extravaganza features a professional DJ playing all your favorite dance hits. Admission includes delicious appetizers from Gotta Have It Catering, two drink tickets, a dance floor with DJ, sodas, a champagne toast at midnight, and holiday party favors. Guests can purchase additional drink tickets for beer, wine or cocktails. Festive holiday attire is encouraged!

All proceeds benefit the DeKalb History Center.

Monday, December 31, 8:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.

Historic DeKalb Courthouse

101 E. Court Square, Decatur GA 30030

Tickets are $45 per adult member; $60 per adult nonmember

Tickets are $15 each for under 21 ONLY

CLICK HERE for tickets


Lunch and Learn 2019

January 15, 2019 - Grady Health Foundation

More info soon!

Free & Open to the Public! Bring your lunch!

Historic DeKalb Courthouse

101 E. Court Square, Decatur GA 30030