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. Click here for details.


Exhibits Open during the AJC Decatur Book Festival

Please stop by the DeKalb History Center during the AJC Decatur Book Festival over Labor Day weekend.  Our exhibits will be open on Saturday and Sunday. We will have a booth in the festival area with local history books for sale. 

Booth & Exhibit Hours:

Saturday, September 2, 10:00 am - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 3, Noon to 6:00 p.m.

Free and open to the public!


DeKalb Traveler - Fall Series

The DeKalb History Center announces a new monthly series exclusively for members called “DeKalb Traveler”. This series will include tours and meet-ups at different historical and tourist sites around the metro area. Such outings will include, the Waffle House Museum, CDC Museum and Fernbank Planetarium. Groups will be limited in size to ensure quality programming. A nominal fee and registration will be required. Dates for “DeKalb Traveler” include:

Waffle House Museum - September 6 at 11:00 a.m.

CDC Museum - October 5 at 9:30 a.m.

Fernbank Planetarium - November 2 time TBD

Transportation: Guests must provide their own transportation

Cost $5 per person. Members of DHC only. RSVP and Tickets Required - you are not required to go on all three excursions.

Contact Marissa Howard for tickets and information at 404.373.1088, ext 20 or


Lunch & Learn with Johnny Waits of The Flat Rock Archives

Johnny Waits developed the vision of an archives for the history of Flat Rock. In December 2006 the Flat Rock Archives officially opened to the public located in the ancestral home donated by Rev. T.A. Bryant and built by his father in 1917. The archives preserves the collections and tells the history of the Flat Rock Community. Johnny Waits is president of the archives and a descendant of one of DeKalb County's oldest families. He guides visitors through the compelling history of one of the oldest DeKalb County African-American community. 

The Flat Rock Archives contains a wide range of historic ephemeral materials, including genealogical records, newspapers, photographs, maps, church records, school records, rare books, and various artifacts relating to DeKalb's African American and Georgia history. The Archives also maintains the original Bryant farmland, barn, smokehouse, and outhouse that were built along with the home in the early twentieth century. The Archives has received both local and national recognition for its heritage preservation efforts. Founders included Johnny Waits, Vera L. Whitaker, and Rev. T.A. Bryant Jr., the son of T.A. Bryant, Sr.

Tuesday, September 19, noon to 1:00 p.m.

Free and open to the public - bring your lunch!


Genealogy Workshop with Kenneth H. Thomas, Jr.

How To Start… Where to Go… What’s The Truth?

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Saturday, October 21, 9:00 a.m. to noon

$20/$25 (discount for members) - tickets are not currently on sale

Commissioners Room, Decatur City Hall