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.


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.

Various Dates and Times (click here for complete list):

  • Friday, Oct. 10, 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 11, 10 a.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 16, 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 28, noon

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.


Lunch & Learn: The History of Agnes Scott College - 125 Years of Educating Women in Decatur

Our November Lunch and Learn will highlight a Decatur institution which is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year.  In 1889, a group of men from Decatur Presbyterian Church decided that Decatur needed a better school for its girls. In a 2-month whirlwind of activity, they found teachers and a rented building for the elementary school they called Decatur Female Seminary. A year later, George Washington Scott stepped up to provide land and construct and furnish a building, and gave the school his mother's name. Over the next 15 years, the school gradually developed from an elementary school, to a high school, to a college.


Agnes Scott alumnae have been leaders in many professions all over the US and around the world, and especially here in Decatur. Decatur and Agnes Scott share a long and close relationship. Some of the highlights of this relationship will be reviewed in this history of the school, its alumnae, and its place in Decatur, as the College celebrates 125 years of high quality education for young women.


Marianne Bradley is Library Administrative Coordinator and Archives Manager at Agnes Scott College. A 1974 graduate of Agnes Scott with a BA in psychology, she also earned a JD from Emory University School of Law in 1982. She worked for 8 years at Georgia Mental Health Institute, practiced law for 17 years, and has been employed at Agnes Scott since 1999.

Tuesday, November 18, noon - 1:00 p.m.

Historic DeKalb Courthouse, Second Floor

Free - bring your lunch!