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.

Dance Hall Decatur - New Year's Eve

Wednesday, December 31, 8:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.

Historic DeKalb Courthouse

101 E. Court Sq., Decatur, GA 30030

$25/$35 per ticket (discount for members). Check your membership status by emailing Reduced ticket price for guests under 21 only, please!


Ring in the New Year and dance the night away! Come out and dance with us as a professional DJ plays hits from the 1970s to the present. Reservations are available at our offices or online through PayPal and include appetizers, festive party favors, and two drink tickets.  Additional drink tickets available at the event. 


Festive dress is encouraged.  Represent your favorite musical style or decade if you like, or just show up prepared to dance!


Rooms available at the Courtyard Marriott – less than a block away!  The Courtyard Marriott (Courtyard Atlanta Decatur Downtown/Emory) has a block of rooms specially priced for this event.  There are a limited number at the promotional price and must be reserved by 12/19/14. This deadline has been extended - book now! To make a reservation, call the Marriott Central Reservations line 1 (888) 236-2427 or the local front desk (404) 371-0204 option 2.  Use the group name “Dance Hall Decatur - New Year’s Eve.”  You can click directly on this link to reserve your room. (Please note - this webpage may not open in some browsers.) You can also click on the website – and use this special rate code: DHCDHCA (king rooms), and DHCDHCB (queen/queen rooms).


Special Thanks! Catering by Badda Bing! Event Design provided by Soiree South & Co.

$25.00 DHC Member Reservation

$35.00 DHC Non Member Reservation

$15.00 Under 21 only, 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):

  • Friday, Dec. 5, 2 p.m.

    Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2 p.m.

    Thursday, Dec. 11, 2 p.m.

    Friday, Dec. 12, 2 p.m.

    Saturday, Dec. 13, 3:30 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



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!