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 16th – “A Salute to the Life of Martin Luther King Jr.”
- March 20th – “A Short History of Barbecue in America”, Speaker Jim Auchmutey
- May 15th – “Fighting Fascism with Film”, Speaker John Thomas (Tom) Scott, Ph.D.
- July 17th – “Beyond Vietnam: MLK and the Vietnam War”, Speaker Doug Thompson
- September 18th – “Secret Atlanta: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure”, Speaker Jonah McDonald
- November 20th – “The Cherokees of Southern Appalachia: A talk and show-&-tell”, Speaker Mark Warren
- January 15th – “Atlanta Underground: History from Below”, Speaker Jeffrey Morrison
Recent History Alive topics:
- Underwater Ghost Towns of North Georgia
- The Ancient Ways of the Cherokee
- Children of the Holocaust
- How to trace your family genealogy
- 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.