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.


100th Anniversary of the Fire at the DeKalb County Courthouse

Lunch and Learn with Jenny Goldemund & Fred Mobley

The next bi-monthly Lunch and Learn will be presented by two DeKalb History Center staff members Fred Mobley (Archivist) and Jenny Goldemund (Programs and Preservation Coordinator).

Join the DeKalb History Center to learn more about our home – the Historic DeKalb County Courthouse, with a focus on the fire that consumed it 100 years ago. The talk will include background information on Decatur’s square and why the courthouse is located here. Did you know that part of the current courthouse was built on the remains of the county’s fourth courthouse?  The History Center will cover the history and architecture of the 1898 courthouse and the fire which partially destroyed it in 1916. Learn about the changes made to the remains of the fourth courthouse in order to reopen it for court functions in 1918. The talk will conclude with a brief summary of the fifth courthouse’s history up to the present.

Tuesday, September 20, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Historic DeKalb Courthouse, Second Floor

Free and open to the public! Bring your lunch.

 

Freedom Fighters in the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 - A Family's Remembrances

Lunch and Learn with Dr. Elizabeth Kiss

Tuesday, Nov 15, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Historic DeKalb Courthouse, Second Floor

Free and open to the public!