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 "Nature!" in July. In this program, we will discover leaves, flowers, and rocks. Children will explore nature on the square using magnifying glasses and learn all about the sense of touch.

Held from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., most programs are the 2nd Wednesday of the month. Dates include: 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. Click here for details on our Children's Programs page.

Ages 2 - 5 (with an adult).

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

July 12, 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

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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Advance tickets are $80/$95 (discount for members).

Price increases to $95/$110 on July 12 at 5:00 p.m. (discount for members).

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