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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"Welcome Wednesdays" Toddler Time

Join us for our class "Shapes!" in August. Big shapes, little shapes, round shapes, pointy shapes, how many shapes will we discover?


Ages 2 - 5 (with an adult).

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

August 16th, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Historic DeKalb Courthouse (lobby)

Contact Marissa for more information, or 404.373.1088 ext 20


July Lunch & Learn with Dr. G. Michael Pratt

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

Early roads were influenced by the locations of ferries across the Chattahoochee River. From its formation in 1822, development would follow major crossings already established on the river. The DHC July Lunch and Learn will show how these crossings influenced road development – first to Decatur and then to Atlanta and Decatur. As the county’s population and commerce grew, additional ferries were started, then eventually replaced by bridges.  By 1853 the western half of DeKalb County would be utilized for the creation of Fulton County.


Dr. G. Michael Pratt is retired from Miami University at Oxford, Ohio, where he was: Associate Provost, Dean, Professor of Anthropology and Affiliate Professor of Forensic Science. Dr. Pratt conducted the research for this Lunch and Learn as a volunteer researcher with DHC’s Archives.

Free and open to the public!

Tuesday, July 18, noon - 1:00 p.m.

Historic DeKalb Courthouse, Second Floor


DeKalb Traveler - Bus Tour of historic Milledgeville

Join the DHC for an out-of-town DeKalb Traveler excursion to historic Milledgeville – and leave the driving to us! Your day will include guided tours of Georgia’s Old Governor’s Mansion (1839), and Andalusia Farm - Home of Flannery O’Connor, and more. We will travel by chartered bus; lunch and admission fees are included.

For more information or phone registration, call Marissa at 404-373-1088, extension 20, or email:

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Ttickets are $95/$110 (discount for members).

Saturday, July 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.