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.


Cemetery Preservation - Continuing to Rest in Peace in DeKalb County?

Lunch and Learn Panel Discussion headed by Kenneth H. Thomas, Jr.

May's Lunch & Learn panel discussion on Cemetery Preservation will be lead by Kenneth H. Thomas, Jr., and is designed to help inform attendees of the current overall state of cemeteries in DeKalb County. It will also cover current historic preservation practices and general care and maintenance concerns of cemeteries. The presentation will conclude with possible courses of action dealing with various current conditions of cemeteries in DeKalb County. 


Thomas has been the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Genealogy Columnist since 1977.   A native of Columbus, Georgia, Thomas graduated from Emory University with a B.A. in history and served in the United States Air Force for over three years.  He was the historian at the Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources for 33 years. Thomas lectures frequently throughout the state on various historical and genealogical topics. He continues to research the genealogy of his own family and some of Georgia's prominent historical figures.  

Tuesday, May 17, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Historic DeKalb Courthouse, Second Floor

Free and open to the public!

 

Saturday School

Lunch and Learn with Tom Keating

Tuesday, July 19, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Historic DeKalb Courthouse, Second Floor

Free and open to the public!

 

100th Anniversary of the Fire at the DeKalb County Courthouse

Lunch and Learn with Jenny Goldemund & Fred Mobley

Tuesday, September 20, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Historic DeKalb Courthouse, Second Floor

Free and open to the public!

 

Freedom Fighters in the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 - A Family's Remembrances

Lunch and Learn with Dr. Elizabeth Kiss

Tuesday, Nov 15, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Historic DeKalb Courthouse, Second Floor

Free and open to the public!