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.

High Noon History

"Bring a sandwich, bring a friend, and enjoy some history!" The DeKalb History Center announces "High Noon History", a new tour offering on Fridays in May - May 19, May 26. The tour will last 30 minutes, perfect for those on their lunch break. Topics will include Architecture of the Historic DeKalb Courthouse and Decatur Square history. Reservations are not required. We will begin on the south steps of the Historic DeKalb Courthouse at 12:00 p.m. FREE for Members.

FREE/$3 (discount for members)

Friday, May 19, noon - 12:30 p.m.

Historic DeKalb Courthouse, south steps (outside)


Exhibits Open During the Decatur Arts Festival

Extended hours for our four exhibits: Reclaimed by Nature: the Historic Davidson Quarries of Arabia Mountain; Decorative Arts from the Permanent Collection; Tears and Curses: A Human Focus on the Civil War; and The Mid-Century Ranch House: Hip and Historic! 

Free and open to the public! Our galleries will be open:

Saturday, May 27, 10:00 am to 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 28, Noon to 6:00 p.m.

Historic DeKalb Courthouse (lobby)


"Welcome Wednesdays" Toddler Time

Join us for our first class "Colors!" where we will explore all colors that make up our world. In this program, we will discover how to make new colors by mixing primary colors, and we will go on a hunt for colors in our museum. In all of the programs, children will listen to a story and work on an art project based on the theme of the program.


Held from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., most programs are the 2nd Wednesday of the month. Dates include: June 14, July 12, August 16 (3rd Wednesday), September 13, October 11, November 8, and December 13. Infants 12 months and under and accompanying adults FREE. RSVP recommended. Contact Marissa at for more information, or call 404-373-1088, extension 20.

Ages 2 - 5 (with an adult)

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

June 14, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Historic DeKalb Courthouse (lobby)


July Lunch & Learn with Dr. G. Michael Pratt

Early Infrastructure: The Roads, Ferries and Bridges that shaped DeKalb and Fulton Counties

More info soon!

Free and open to the public!

Tuesday, July 18, noon - 1:00 pm

Historic DeKalb Courthouse, Second Floor