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.


Visit Our Exhibits during the Decatur Book Fesitval!

All of our galleries will beopen Labor Day Weekend including our newest exhibit is Tears and Curses: A Human Focus on the Civil War.  It presents an intimate opportunity to view a small portion of our Civil War collection and consider the impact of the war on a local scale.  We present artifacts with personal meaning to help you feel the point of view of an individual.  The title is from a letter in our collection written by Private Dewitt C. Morgan to a woman who may have been a sweetheart.  Angry at the Union forces, he wrote, “They sew tears and curses – they shall reap infamy and overthrow.” 

Saturday, August 30, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 31, noon - 6:00 p.m.

Historic DeKalb Courthouse, 101 E. Court Square, Decatur GA, 30030 - Main Floor



Lunch and Learn:

The Junior League of DeKalb County, Inc.: 80 Years of Growth and Community Service

The Junior League of DeKalb County, Inc. (JLD) is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.


JLD was founded in 1934 and has produced and contributed greatly to DeKalb County. In its early years, the league established a “mild fund” for needy children, undertook several war projects during WWII, and organized the DeKalb County Dental Clinic. In the 1970s, JLD accepted ownership of the historic Mary Gay House, which now serves as its headquarters and a rental facility in Decatur. JLD was also instrumental in founding several projects, which are thriving businesses and organizations today, such as the gift shop at DeKalb Medical (formerly known as DeKalb General Hospital) to the founding of the Day League (formerly known as the DeKalb Rape Crisis Center) and the International Women’s House – both of which are their own thriving 501(c )(3) organizations.


And, JLD continues to be a thriving women’s organization in DeKalb County. Over its 80 years, JLD members have participated in intensive leadership training, received multiple awards for community service, have served on several boards of directors for other community organizations, and obtained grant money for community projects. It has prided itself on providing an environment for the ongoing personal development of women through formal and informal training in voluntarism.

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Tuesday, September 16, noon - 1:00 p.m.

Historic DeKalb Courthouse, Second Floor

Free - bring your lunch!