DeKalb History Center Mission, Vision & Values

The DeKalb History Center collects, preserves, and shares the wide-ranging stories of the people and places of DeKalb County.

We envision a county connected, enriched, and energized by people who see themselves in the histories we share and who engage with the stories of all the people and places that surround them.

The DeKalb History Center maintains the following values:

  • We believe everybody’s story is worth collecting and telling.
  • We believe a comprehensive understanding of our past is supported by diverse perspectives and new evidence.
  • We believe in providing people with opportunities to confront the painful legacies of injustice.
  • We believe community collaboration helps us discover and preserve untold history.
  • We believe history can and should be used to move us toward a more just future.