Since 2013, through History Alive, we’ve brought to life the history of Dunwoody and our surrounding community through speakers and workshops on a range of interesting topics – from how to trace your family genealogy to the story of the little train that once ran in front of the Donaldson-Bannister Farm. Through History Alive, we also offer tours of Dunwoody’s historic cemeteries, where some of Dunwoody’s earliest settlers are laid to rest, and participation in a variety of events related to historical traditions.
- January 15 – “Atlanta From Below: Exploring the History of Underground and the Railroad Gulch” with Speaker Jeffrey Morrison
- March 19 – “Marriage in Georgia: Love or Money?” with speaker Dr. Wendell Broadwell
- May 21 – “My Diverse Experiences in the FBI” with speaker Tom Simon
- July 16 – “Two Very Different Vietnam Combat Tours” with speaker Carl “Skip” Bell
- September 17 – “History and the Holocaust” with Speaker Brendan Murphy
- November 19 – TBD
Recent History Alive topics:
- The Cherokees of Southern Appalachia
- Secret Atlanta: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure
- Beyond Vietnam: MLK and the Vietnam War
- Fighting Fascism with Film
- A Short History of Barbeque in America
- A Salute to the Life of Martin Luther King Jr.
- Underwater Ghost Towns of North Georgia
- The Ancient Ways of the Cherokee
- Children of the Holocaust
Recent History Alive events:
- Tours of the New Hope and Stephen Martin cemeteries
- Sacred harp singing at Ebenezer Primitive Baptist Church, Dunwoody’s oldest church
- DPT Antiques Roadshow, at which people’s antique treasures were appraised
Follow our events calendar for the schedule of our next History Alive topics.