The DeKalb History Center hosts educational programs throughout the year including lunch and learn lectures, behind the scenes tours and a variety of others. Please check our events calendar for more information.
Take a living history tour where you will visit the cabin of Zenith Twilley, a free African American woman who lived in DeKalb County in 1850. Learn about her life and daily struggles working as a weaver, seamstress and washer-woman. Also meet Benjamin Swanton, who welcomes you into the oldest home in DeKalb County (circa 1825) and learn about the early industries in the area and why people settled here. Owners of a tannery, brickyard, blacksmith shop, and grist mill, the Swantons were entrepreneurs whose daily lives were full of activity. Also meet Mary Gay, who worked tirelessly during the Civil War to support Southern troops.
At 3 p.m., George Coletti, local historian and scholar, will talk about life in Decatur and DeKalb County during the Civil War. Dr. Coletti is the author of Stone Mountain: the Granite Sentinel.
For information and to RSVP please call 404-373-1088 ext 20 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is made possible through support from the Georgia Humanities Council.
Free and open to the public!
Saturday, March 29, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
720 West Trinity Pl, Decatur GA 30030