DPT brings HistoryAlive!

DPT began the HistoryAlive! program in 2013 to bring opportunities for history education to the community. HistoryAlive! highlights the history of Dunwoody and the surrounding area, but also presents general history topics. Come and experience events, speakers, feature tours of homes or local cemeteries, or a church singing.


Dunwoody residents share their memories of experiences in Dunwoody Elementary in the 1930s:

Summer Camp Opportunity brings HistoryAlive! to our Youth

This summer, let your children learn history by living it.  At Camp Flashback, rising 7-12 year olds will play, learn and work like a 19th century farm child at Dunwoody’s only authentic 19th century farm.

Sponsored by DPT and staffed by experienced educators, Camp Flashback will let campers experience history by doing the ordinary things children of the farm would have done.  Get the feel of living in the past by doing, without technology.

Click here for information about CAMP FLASHBACK!

Recent Topics at HistoryAlive!

Topics presented have included genealogy, women of the Civil War, songs of the Civil War, the Roswell Mill , and the Roswell Railroad that ran through Dunwoody.  A tour of the New Hope Cemetery was featured in May of 2016.  In 2014, we heard Sacred Harp singing at one of Dunwoody’s historic churches. There has even been an Antiques Roadshow type event where attendees had their antique treasures appraised.

Future History Alive! events are in the planning phase and will be announced as they are scheduled.  Please check back  for more information about all of the upcoming HistoryAlive! events, tours and summer day camp opportunities.  Reservations are required for some of the these events.

Video of All Aboard! Presented by Clarke Otten at the Donaldson-Bannister Farm

See a sample of what we can do?  All Aboard!  Take a trip back in time, climb on the engine “Old Buck”.  Ride the Roswell Railroad as DPT presents noteworthy historian Clarke Otten.  Click on the arrow below to view the video of Clarke’s presentation at the Donaldson-Bannister Farm, presented in 2016!

To see the upcoming schedule for HistoryAlive! please check our Events Calendar.

To see how you can help us bring more HistoryAlive! events to Dunwoody, please click here to Become a Donor.