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.

Lunch & Learn: Archives 101 – Getting to Know the DeKalb History Center Archives

Our January Lunch and Learn will highlight our own Archives! Our archivist, Nicole Carmolingo, will give a crash course to help you better understand the DHC Archives. Her presentation will include an overview of our archival collections as well as insight into how the Archives functions. She will also discuss the process of conducting research here and give helpful information for anyone interested in doing future research with us. 


As the DHC Archivist, Nicole works with researchers, donors, volunteers and the community to actively preserve DeKalb County’s history. She was previously employed as an archivist with a private archival consulting firm where she had the opportunity to work with a variety of corporate and organizational collections. Nicole earned her Bachelors of Arts in political science from Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, GA and her Masters of Heritage Preservation, with a public history focus, from Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA. She has held the distinction of “Certified Archivist” since 2012.

Tuesday, January 20, noon - 1:00 p.m.

Historic DeKalb Courthouse, Second Floor

Free - bring your lunch!


Achievements in Medicine

8th Annual Black History Month Celebration

Please join us as we recognize outstanding African Americans who have made great contributions to medicine.

Honoring: Otis W. Brawley, MD, FCAP - Chief Medical Officer for the American Cancer Society

To be honored posthumously: Roderick Badger and Charles R. Drew.

Our emcee is Carolyn Jernigan Glenn, copublisher of The Champion. Seated luncheon by Zest Atlanta.


Tuesday, February 10, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Historic DeKalb Courthouse, Second Floor

Individual tickets are $30 for members and $35 for non members.




DHC Member Reservation


Non-Member Reservation



Civil War Walking Tour

Join us for guided Civil War walking tours in downtown Decatur. The hour-long tour begins in the Lobby of the Historic DeKalb Courthouse and complements our new exhibit, Tears and Curses: A Human Perspective on the Civil War. You will learn about the early history of the county, the effects of the war on the civilian population in DeKalb, the Atlanta campaign, and the Battle of Decatur.

Various Dates and Times (click here for complete list):

  • Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 22, 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, Jan. 31, 3 p.m.

Historic DeKalb Courthouse, Main Floor

$10 for adults, $6 for kids (age 6 - 18), under 5 free with an adult. For reservations call 404-373-1088, extension 20, or click for email.

Make reservations online via PayPal - please write the date of the Walking Tour in the Notes Section.


Adult Reservation
Child Reservation