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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Genealogy Workshop with Kenneth H. Thomas, Jr.

How To Start… Where to Go… What’s The Truth?

"How to start, where to go, what's the truth?" is the theme of a beginning genealogy workshop to be held at Decatur's City Hall on October 21, sponsored by the DeKalb History Center (DHC). Kenneth H. Thomas, Jr., is the speaker and will give three lectures. The first, how to begin doing you genealogy research, followed by a discussion of where to go to do research (besides the Internet) among the many libraries and archives in metro Atlanta. The third lecture will be a discussion of how to determine what's the truth in a family story or legend. Limited to 50 attendees. The registration deadline is 5 p.m. on October 19. Register online with the link below or contact Fred Mobley at, or call 404-373-1088, ext. 23.

Saturday, October 21, 9:00 a.m. to noon

$20/$25 (discount for members) - click here to pay online

Decatur City Hall

Commission Meeting Room

509 N. McDonough St, Decatur GA 30030


DeKalb Traveler - Fall Series

The DeKalb History Center announces a new monthly series exclusively for members called “DeKalb Traveler”. This series will include tours and meet-ups at different historical and tourist sites around the metro area. Such outings will include, the Waffle House Museum, CDC Museum and Fernbank Planetarium. Groups will be limited in size to ensure quality programming. A nominal fee and registration will be required. Dates for “DeKalb Traveler” include:

Fernbank Planetarium - November 2 time TBD

Transportation: Guests must provide their own transportation

Cost $5 per person. Members of DHC only. RSVP and Tickets Required - you are not required to go on all three excursions.

Contact Marissa Howard for tickets and information at 404.373.1088, ext 20 or


"Welcome Wednesdays" Toddler Time

Join us for our class Apples, Leaves, and Colorful Trees - Fall in November.

Ages 2 - 5 (with an adult)

$3/$6 per child (discount for members)

November 8, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Historic DeKalb Courthouse (lobby)

Contact Marissa for more information: or 404.373.1088 ext 20. Click here for details.


Lunch & Learn: The History of Brookhaven with Valerie Biggerstaff & Rebecca Williams

The History of Brookhaven will be presented by Valerie Mathis Biggerstaff (Historian & Author) and Rebecca Chase Williams (former Brookhaven Mayor and City Councilwoman). They will share the history as presented in their new book by Arcadia Publishing Images of America Brookhaven.

Tuesday, November 14, noon to 1:00 p.m.

Free and open to the public - bring your lunch!