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. André 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.

Member tickets are $5/nonmember tickets are $10. Includes one drink ticket.

Historic DeKalb Courthouse, 2nd floor

101 E. Court Square, Decatur GA 30030




Holiday Open House

Come celebrate the giving season with us at our Holiday Open House on the evening of Tuesday, November 27th. It is “Giving Tuesday,” so let us invite you in and give back to the community! See our current exhibits and the Archives reading room and enjoy festive cocktails (cash bar). 

It’s that time of the year again! We are officially kicking off the giving season with our Holiday Open House. We are aiming to reach our goal of $10,000 over the course of December in order to enhance our upcoming exhibition showcasing textiles from the collection. We have already raised 20% of our goal thanks to a grant from the Decatur Beer Festival, but we still have farther to go. Will you help us make our goal this year and make an end-of-year donation? Thank you for your generosity! 

For more information, contact Marissa at or 404-373-1088, extension 20.   

Tuesday, November 27, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Free & Open to the Public!

Historic DeKalb Courthouse

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. Tickets available soon!

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 $15each for under 21 ONLY


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