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

Ring in the New Year with the best party in Decatur! The DeKalb History Center’s

shindig features a professional DJ playing all your favorite dance hits.

Admission includes delicious appetizers from Soiree Catering and Events,

two drink tickets, sodas, a champagne toast at midnight, and holiday party favors.

Guests purchase additional drink tickets for beer, wine or cocktails.

Festive dress is encouraged. 


Saturday, December 31, 8:30 pm – 12:30 am


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


Advance reservations of $35/$50 per adult;

available until December 29 at 5:00 p.m. (discount for members)


Advance reservation of $15 for guests under 21 only, please


Purchase Tickets!










Civil War Walking Tour

Join us for a guided Civil War walking tour 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.

Thursday, December 8, 3:00 pm



Polio - The Journey

Lunch and Learn with Shelia Harkleroad

Check back soon for more information.

Tuesday, January 17, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Historic DeKalb Courthouse, Second Floor

Free and open to the public!