PUBLIC PROGRAMS

Past Programs

Lunch and Learn: Resurgens Theatre Company

Learn about the Resurgens Theatre Company and Decatur’s historic Masonic Temple building

DeKalb Traveler: Waffle House Museuem

Take a tour of the Waffle House Museum with fellow DHC members

Lunch and Learn: Frank Hamilton School

Enjoy a performance by Mick Kinney from the Frank Hamilton School

DHC: Swaptember

SWAPtember-2022

Swap the savings during SWAPtember

DeKalb’s Bicentennial Birthday Bash

Birthday Tickets and Time Capsule Tickets     Thank you to our sponsors 

Hops at the History Center: Olmsted’s Linear Park

Get to know some of Georgia’s most influential people of the twentieth century

Archives Tour: House Research 101

Get a behind the scenes look at the archives, with a focus on house research

Brutalist Walking Tour-Decatur

Learn about Brutalism and some examples in Decatur and DeKalb County

Archives Tour

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the archives

Leila Ross Wilburn and the MAK Historic District Walking Tour

Learn about the influential architect Leila Ross Wilburn and the MAK Historic District in Decatur

Lunch & Learn: Restoration of the Smith-Benning House

Robert M. Craig discusses the restoration of the Smith-Benning House

Annual Membership Meeting

Join fellow DHC members for our annual membership meeting

Winter Book Sale

Shop the DeKalb History Center’s collection of books

Decatur Architecture Walking Tour

Learn about the architectural details of some of Decatur’s historic hidden gems

Evening Historic Courthouse Tour

Learn about the history of the Historic DeKalb Courthouse

Phoenix Flies: Decatur Architecture Tour

Learn about the architectural details of some of Decatur’s historic hidden gems

Lunch & Learn: Judge Clarence Seeliger

Listen in as Judge Clarence Seeliger discusses his collection and career as a judge in DeKalb County

DeKalb History Center Soul Food

2022 Black History Month Celebration-Soul Food

Join us for the 2022 Black History Month Celebration! Learn about DeKalb County’s Soul Food history

End of Year Fundraiser: Support the Archives

Donate to help support the archives

DeKalb Traveler: Decatur Cemetery

Take a tour of the Decatur Cemetery

Hops at the History Center: Georgia Made

Get to know some of Georgia’s most influential people of the twentieth century

Decatur Architecture Tour, with the Atlanta Preservation Center

Learn about the architectural details of some of Decatur’s historic hidden gems

Hops at the History Center: Georgia Tech Architecture

Learn about Georgia Tech’s diverse campus architecture

Evening Historic Courthouse Tour

Learn about the history of the Historic DeKalb Courthouse

A Ghostly Night at the Courthouse

Enjoy a spooky night at the Historic DeKalb Courthouse

Special Edition: Happy Hour Courthouse Tour

Enjoy a beverage and learn about the history of this magnificent structure

Lunch & Learn: A Journey from Column to Book

Learn about an author’s journey from newspaper column to book

Atlanta's Olympic Resurgence

Hops at the History Center: Atlanta’s Olympic Resurgence

Learn about Atlanta’s transformation from a struggling city to an international icon

Member Reception: Avondale Estates Exhibit

Enjoy a first glimpse of our newest exhibit with fellow DHC members

Decatur Architectural Walking Tours

Learn about the architectural details of some of Decatur’s historic gems

Hops at the History Center: A Scenic Georgia Sketchbook

Take a look at Georgia’s architectural treasures through the lens of an architect’s sketchbook

Member Happy Hour and Collection Unveiling

Grab your favorite beverage and join us virtually for an exciting preview of Judge Clarence Seeliger’s newly donated collection

Virtual Lunch & Learn: The Importance of Documenting Our History

Learn the best way to collect the history of your family

Annual Meeting and Happy Hour

Join fellow DHC members, staff, and board members for this year’s Annual Meeting

House Style 101 Workshop

Get to know the most common house styles in Georgia

Phoenix Flies: Virtual Courthouse Tour

Take a virtual tour of the Historic DeKalb Courthouse

Book Talk: The Jewish Community of Atlanta

Tune in to hear all about the history of the Jewish community in Atlanta

Book Talk: Hidden History of Old Atlanta

Learn about the hidden history of old Atlanta

2021 Black History Month Celebration-Geneology

Tune in as we celebrate the African American families that shaped DeKalb’s and Atlanta’s history

Adopt-an-Artifact

We need your help to keep our collections healthy and happy. Donate today!

Virtual Lunch & Learn: Athos Menaboni

Join Russell Clayton as he speaks about the life and work of Athos Menaboni

Book Talk: Travis Swann Taylor

Check out the guidebook outlining the top 111 places in Atlanta you have to visit!

Virtual Spooky Tour

Discover the haunted history of the Historic DeKalb Courthouse

Q&A with the Southeastern Institute of Paranormal Research

Is the Trinity Place Historic Complex haunted?

Virtual Book Q&A with Linton Hopkins

Learn all about Bobby Jones and where he learned to play golf

Virtual Lunch and Learn: Dr. Sinead Younge

Documenting the intersections of the twin pandemics of COVID-19 and social injustice

Virtual Book Talk: Secret Atlanta

Learn about all the weird, wonderful, and obscure places Atlanta has to offer!

Member Meet Up: Trivia

Study up and test your knowledge on DeKalb County history!

The COVID-19 Chronicles

The COVID-19 Chronicles

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Lunch & Learn: Donaldson-Bannister Farm

Learn about the story of the Donaldson-Bannister Farm located in Dunwoody, GA

Volunteer Docent Training: Courthouse Tours

Become a volunteer docent with the DeKalb History Center

Lunch & Learn: Atlanta’s African American Culinary History

Learn about the major role African Americans played in the culinary history of Atlanta

Research Class Series: African American Genealogy in DeKalb

Learn how to research your genealogy in DeKalb County

2020 Black History Month Celebration-Jazz

Come and learn about the Jazz Age in the South

Research Class Series: How to Research Historic Homes and Properties

Learn how to research your historic home or property

Dance Hall Decatur

Ring in 2020 with a roaring 1920s-themed New Year’s Eve bash

Lunch & Learn: Refuge or Refusal, A Conversation

Learn about the turning points in U.S. immigration policy and their impacts

Hops: Residents of Oakland Cemetery

Get to know residents who helped make Atlanta what it is today

Give Five for the Archives

Donate to help the archives today

Hops: Georgia Place Names

Learn the origin stories of Georgia’s most interesting place-names

DeKalb History: Lyon Farmhouse

Lunch & Learn: Lyon Farm Restoration

Lyon Farm Restoration with Arabia Mountain Heritage Area

DeKalb History: Lyon Farmhouse

Member Meet Up – Lyon Farm

Member Only Tour and Picnic

Hops: Prohibition in Atlanta

Explore the history of Atlanta during Prohibition

DeKalb History Center Spooky

Historic Courthouse Tour: Spooky Edition

Join DHC as we recount the spooky history of the building

DeKalb History Center: Bobby Jones Program

Lunch & Learn: Bobby Jones’ East Lake

Linton C. Hopkins talks about: East Lake – Where Bobby Learned to Play

Lunch & Learn: Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve

Chip Davidson, III, and the Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve

Party with the Past: Clarkston Community Center

Explore the most diverse square mile in America—Clarkston!