Past Exhibits

Attic Treasures; Memories of the Carr Family

A glimpse into the life of a prominent DeKalb County household from the 1920s to the 1940s

Community Champions

A temporary exhibit highlighting 20 Years of Community Champions

The Great Speckled Bird – The Turbulent Sixties in Atlanta, 1968-1976

An expanded 40th anniversary exhibit of the South’s underground newspaper.

Scottdale Mills

An exhibit on the historic importance of Scottdale Mills in DeKalb County


An exhibit highlighting the history of the Decatur Arts Festival

Dairies in DeKalb

History of dairy farming in DeKalb County in the 20th century

Highlights From the Guy Hayes Collection: Food, Fun & Fashion in the Modern Era

A unique view of food trends, clothing styles and recreational diversions of the 1950s and 1960s

Tears and Curses: A Human Focus on the Civil War

A human focus on the Civil War

DeKalb History Center Exhibits: Mid-Century Ranch House

The Mid-Century Ranch House: Hip and Historic!

You’ll Have It Made in the Shade! Find out why DeKalb was Georgia’s epicenter for this house type

Silk & Stitch

A New Exhibit Explores Embellishment in Fashion