The DeKalb History Center hosts various Children's Programs throughout the year including our Log Cabin Storytelling which is held on a weekly basis each summer. Please check back for more updates on what we have to offer!
10 a.m. Wednesdays in June and July at the Biffle Cabin. No session July 3rd.
720 West Trinity Place, Decatur, 30030
$4 for DHC members and $6 for non-members
For registration or questions please email email@example.com or 404-373-1088, extension 22
June 5th Fun with Brer Rabbit and Friends with Josie Bailey
Get ready for a delightful experience… Josie Bailey! Travel on a voyage of discovery, humor and understanding as Storyteller Josie captures imaginations and transports her audience to another place and time. Through magical voices and dialects, Josie presents original stories and beloved tales of Aesop, Uncle Remus, Anansi and others that stand as legends for many. In a world of technology, we can easily forget the days of old. Josie’s stories help us dream of lands where animals talk and unimaginable things happen. Living words present a magical power helping all ages to dream, to hope and to imagine.
June 12th Gotcha! Trickster Tales with storyteller/author Cathy Kaemmerlen
There’s a little bit of the trickster in us but are we trickster teachers or trickster fools? Learn a trick or two and three tales about tricksters from around the world who either teach us lessons or need to learn a lesson or two themselves.
June 19th Tales of the Gullah with LaDoris Davis
Travel from Africa’s Rice Coast to the Sea Islands of S. Carolina and hear the rhythm of the drums, the sass of the calabash and experience the spirit of the stories of Brer Snake, Brer Fox, Brer Rabbit & More. LaDoris an International Storyteller who has been telling tales and facilitating literacy-based workshops for 20 + years. She includes props, singing and a lot of audience participation for interactive learning.
June 26th Georgia Tales and Tails from Possums to Gourds with storyteller/author Cathy Kaemmerlen
Come hear fun folktales from Georgia about possums and their tails and gourds and their tales with other tales of tails thrown in the mix.
July 10th The Tapestry Cats with Ann Ritter
Decatur-based storyteller Ann Ritter will entertain with the literary tale, “The Tapestry Cats.” It’s a story of a young princess whose mother, The Queen, is determined to mold her into the most proper young lady. But the princess has dreams and ideas of her own. These dreams play out in a delightful way before the story’s end. Children will have the opportunity to draw or craft crowns or wands, or to draw castles, cats, or tapestry figures of knights and ships and horses and dolphins. These items then will be used within Ann’s telling of the story.
July 17th Take Me Out to the Ballgame! With Deborah Strahorn
From "Baseball Cards" to "Casey at the Bat," learnthe history ofAmerica's favorite pass time, the great game of baseball! Hear stories of the greatest players, Women in Baseball, the "Atlanta Crackers", and how number "42," Jackie Robinson, changed the game. Participants will enjoy taking a look at uniforms over the years; the most popular baseball cards; baseball stadiums aroundthecountry;and learning a song.
July 24 Appalachian Folktales with LaDoris Davis
Come home to Tennessee and North Carolina through Jack Tales and the Tall Tales of the Mountains. Use your imagination as you travel with the teller and who knows… we may be able to sneak a peek at some ghostly gatherings. LaDoris Bias-Davis is an International Storyteller/Educator/Consultant who has been telling tales and facilitating literacy-based workshops for 20 + years. She includes props, singing and a lot of audience participation for interactive learning.
July 31 Fiddlin'Dan the Mountain Man with Reuben Haller
Fiddlin' Dan the Mountain Man delights young audiences with stories and songs with North Georgia flair. His stories are populated with animals and kids getting in and out of predicaments, chores, and summer activities. Dan plays violin, mandolin, spoons and many other instruments. Kids sing along and play alongwith Fiddlin' Dan's songs,stories, and humor.