DeKalb History Center Museum

Call: (404) 373-1088 or visit
Sponsors public outreach programs such as historic walking tours, rotating exhibits, and archives.

Thursday February 22, 2024 11:00 AM EST
Dr. Herman “Skip” Mason, Jr., will be our presenter.

Marcia Glenn Hunter will provide opening remarks. Nzinga Benton will sing.  Morgan Harrell, Miss Middle West Georgia, will dance. Lunch is provided by Phenomenal Foods by Chef Holly.

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Tuesday February 21, 2023 07:00 PM EST
This is a ticketed event. Get yours here: Synopsis: She gave up everything - and changed the world. A riveting novel based on the true story of the woman who stopped a pandemic, from the bestselling author of Mrs. Poe. In 1940s and ’50s America, pol... [click here for more]

Thursday February 13, 2020 11:00 AM EST
This informative and entertaining program will include dynamic presentations, the award-winning Georgia State University Jazz Band, and an original documentary of this fascinating decade. The Historic DeKalb Courthouse will be transformed musically and visually into a speakeasy, so feel free to wear... [click here for more]

Tuesday December 31, 2019 09:00 PM EST
DeKalb History Center Museum Cost: $45 for members, $60 for general public, $15 for under 21
Dress up in your finest 1920s garb and join us for a roaring New Year’s Eve bash! Admission includes catered heavy hors d’oeuvres, one drink ticket, a champagne toast, and a DJ spinning your favorite tunes as we countdown to midnight. [click here for more]

Tuesday December 17, 2019 07:30 PM EST
Meridian Herald Presents

Hope Sees a Star Yuletide with the Meridian Chorale and Steven Darsey

The Meridian Chorale and Steven Darsey explore the timeless mystery and promise of this hallowed season.

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Tuesday October 29, 2019 06:00 PM EDT
DeKalb History Center Museum Cost: $10 for members / $15 for non-members
Join the DeKalb History Center on a special edition tour featuring the Southeastern Institute of Paranormal Research as we recount the history of the building and look into some unexplained occurences that have happened over the years. [click here for more]

Wednesday October 23, 2019 06:00 PM EDT
DeKalb History Center Museum Cost: $5 for members / $10 for general public
Come out and listen as authors Ron Smith and Mary O. Boyle discuss their book Prohibition in Atlanta: Temperence, Tiger Kings & White Lightning.

Explore the history of Atlanta during Prohibition and why it was deemed the wettest city in the South during the 1920s. 

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Wednesday May 22, 2019 06:00 PM EDT
Join author Elizabeth Cobbs as she reads from her newest historical novel, The Tubman Command, at The DeKalb History Center. A book signing will follow the reading. The Tubman Command tells the story of Harriet Tubman at the moment of her greatest gamble. Recruited as a spy for the Union army, Tub... [click here for more]

Tuesday February 13, 2018 11:00 AM EST
Join us for the DeKalb History Center’s Tenth Annual Black History Month Celebration. This year’s Black History Month program will include a soul-stirring, dramatic interpretation that will pay homage to the rich, complex civil rights legacy of rural Georgia, including DeKalb County. It features an ... [click here for more]

Wednesday April 27, 2016 08:00 PM EDT
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101 E. Court Square
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 373-1088
History Museum

Monday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sunday: Closed