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.

Join us for our next HistoryAlive Presentation on Saturday, July 20th, 9:30-11:30am at the Donaldson-Bannister Farm (4831 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road – the parking lot entrance is located on Vermack Road) and hear a first-hand account of one soldier’s experience with the Vietnam War.

Our host speaker will be Jim Torbert. He will share his experiences and photos from his tour of duty as a helicopter pilot.  He served in the Vietnam War from November, 1968-November, 1969 where he flew for the 281st Assault Helicopter Company. Their mission was flight support for the 5th Special Forces Group, Recondo Training School and Project Delta.  The 281st has been recognized by the Special Forces as the first Special Operations Flight Company in the US Army. 

$3 for DPT Members / $5 for non-DPT Members



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.