DPT and HistoryAlive!

Dunwoody Preservation Trust 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. These events sometimes include speakers, but also feature tours of homes or local cemeteries and even a church singing.

Topics for speakers have included genealogy, women during the Civil War, songs of the Civil War, Roswell Mill workers accused of treason, and the Roswell Railroad in Dunwoody. A tour of the New Hope Cemetery was featured in May of 2016. An opportunity to hear Sacred Harp singing was offered in 2014 at one of Dunwoody’s historic churches. There has even been an Antiques Roadshow type event where attendees had their antique treasures appraised.

History Alive! Events for 2017 are in the planning phase and will be announced as they are scheduled. Please join us on April 2nd at the Donaldson-Bannister House at 3:00pm to hear a lecture on The History of Dunwoody and the DB House.  Reservations not required.  Members:  $20, Nonmembers:  $30 to attend.

Please check back  for details and information about all of the upcoming HistoryAlive! events, tours and maybe even some camp opportunities.  Reservations may be required for some of the these events.

Need a sample of what we can do?  All Aboard! Take a trip back in time, climb on the engine “Old Buck” and ride the Roswell Railroad as the Dunwoody Preservation Trust presents historian Clarke Otten.  Please enjoy this video of Clarke’s presentation at the Donaldson-Bannister farm that was held on September 18, 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.