History Alive Brings History To Life

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.

Upcoming 2020 Programs:

  • February 1st – Children of the Holocaust, Speaker Andrea Miskewicz
  • March 21st – The Ancient Ways of the Cherokee and how we can use them today, Speaker Mark Warren
  • May 16th – Historic Rural Churches of Georgia – Beacons of Another Time, Speaker Sonny Seals
  • July 18th – The Winston Churchill You Never Knew, Speaker Joe Wilson
  • September 19th – My Dad, the man who carved Stone Mountain, Speaker Donna Faulkner Barron
  • November 21st – Underwater Ghost Towns of North Georgia: the story behind the story, Speaker Lisa Russell

Recent History Alive topics:

  • How to trace your family genealogy
  • The women of the Civil War
  • Songs of the Civil War
  • The Roswell Mill
  • The “Dinky” and the Roswell Railroad

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.

Next History Alive on February 1st

Children of the Holocaust

Many of the victims and survivors of the Nazi regime were children. Andrea Miskevic, MHP, will tell their stories up against a broad overview of the Holocaust (1933-1945). Hear the actual voices of some of the survivors in oral clips from the Legacy Series Oral History Program of the Kennesaw State University Museum of History and Holocaust Education.

At the Donaldson-Bannister Farm, 4381 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road, February 1st, 9:30-11:00 am.

$5 for DPT members. $10 for non DPT members.  Limited seating, maximum 60.

Andrea Miskewicz is an educator, historian and presenter. She has undergraduate degrees in education and history from Marquette University and a master’s degree in heritage preservation from Georgia State University. She is currently the Onsite Education and Docent Coordinator for the Museum of History and Holocaust Education (MHHE) at Kennesaw State University, where she is also pursuing her doctoral degree. She is also a member of the Cobb Education Consortium and the Atlanta Cultural Educators.


Do you have special historical expertise you’d like to share? We’d love for you to be a speaker at one of our History Alive presentations.