Photo of Benjamin Swanton House courtesy of The DeKalb History Center

The DeKalb History Center

Jan 2, 2016 – Dec 30, 2016
DaysTime
Every Mon-Fri9am – 5pm
Free!

Description

Visit The DeKalb History Center's many historic structures and the Archives and Museum Center to learn more about the county's history.

At the Archives and Museum Center, housed in the Old Decatur Courthouse on the Decatur Square, visitors can research many local history topics, including genealogy and family history, cemeteries, historic homes and properties, and the Civil War and the Civil Rights movement in the DeKalb cities of Stone Mountain, Tucker and Dunwoody. The archives are open to researchers Tuesday through Thursday by appointment. The rennovated courthouse also includes several exhibits that are open during regular hours. Currently on view are the exhibits "Tears and Curses: A Human Focus on the Civil War," "The Mid-Century Ranch House: Hip and Historic" and "Highlights from the Guy Hayes Collection: Food, Fun & Fashion in the Modern Era."

The Historic Complex, located at Adair Park on West Trinity Place in Decatur, includes three antebellum structures: Benjamin Swanton House (one of the oldest buildings in Decatur), Biffle Cabin and Thomas-Barber Cabin, which are all open for tours by appointment.

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