Events and Programs

DHC hosts a wide variety of educational and fun events throughout the year. Please join our e-mail list to get timely updates.

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A Local Story with National Implications: School Desegregation in DeKalb County and the Remaking of American Law

The DeKalb History Center’s May Lunch and Learn will be presented by Daniel Amsterdam (Georgia Tech)

Daniel Amsterdam is assistant professor of U.S. history at Georgia Tech.  He is the author of Roaring Metropolis: Businessmen's Campaign for a Civic Welfare State (2016) and is currently writing a series of articles and a book about the unequal development of metropolitan Atlanta in the late twentieth century, including through the lens of DeKalb County and its struggle over school desegregation.

In 1992, the U.S. Supreme Court weighed in on DeKalb County, Georgia's longstanding school desegregation case and, in turn, revamped American school desegregation law in durable ways.  The Supreme Court's decision especially encouraged a widely documented phenomenon: the re-segregation of Southern schools.  This talk will explore the role of the DeKalb case in helping to propel this national trend.

Tuesday, May 15, noon to 1:00 p.m.

Free & Open to the Public! Bring your lunch!

Historic DeKalb Courthouse

101 E. Court Square, Decatur GA 30030


DeKalb Traveler - Madison in May Spring Tour of Homes

Join the DHC for an out-of-town "DeKalb Traveler” excursion to historic Madison for the famous “Madison in May Spring Tour of Homes” – and leave the driving to us! Your day will include the tour of homes, boxed lunch, plus sightseeing beautiful Madison. We will travel by chartered bus; lunch and admission fees are included.

Madison is home to one of Georgia's largest Historic Districts and the tour of homes will feature historic private residences as well as the Madison-Morgan Cultural Arts Center, and historic churches. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone who loves architecture, history, and home design.

*This is primarily a walking tour (at your own pace). We will travel by bus to some of the farther locations.

Saturday, May 5th 9:00-5:00 pm

Departure location provided closer to the tour

Tickets are $80 members only, $95 non member

-Purchase Tickets Here

Contact Marissa for questions, 404 373 1088 ext 20,



High Noon History Tours

Bring a sandwich, bring a friend, and enjoy some history! The DeKalb History Center announces the return of "High Noon History", a walking tour offered on Fridays in May. The tour will last 45 minutes, and will discuss the Decatur Square.

May 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th @ 12pm

RSVP NOT Required

Members FREE, $3 admission

Meet on the Historic DeKalb Courthouse steps

Contact Marissa Howard

404.373.1088 Ext 20 or


DeKalb Traveler - Herndon Home

The DeKalb History Center continues our monthly series exclusively for members called “DeKalb Traveler”. Groups will be limited in size to ensure quality programming. A nominal fee and registration will be required.

May 10 - Herndon Home

Cost $5 per/person Members of DHC only

Transportation: Guests must provide their own transportation

RSVP and Tickets Required

Contact Marissa Howard for Tickets Information

404.373.1088 Ext 20 or




This monthly program will emphasizes play and learning through the arts, sciences, and literature. Each class will feature a different central theme that we will use to rediscover or learn about the world around us. Past themes have included trucks, colors, and seasons.

“Welcome Wednesdays” is designed for children aged 2 - 5 with an accompanying adult. Each program is the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 10:30-11:30 AM.

Fun in the Sun - May 16, 2018

For theme schedule and dates:

Click Here For Themes and Dates

Contact Marissa for questions, 404 373 1088 ext 20,