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.

2020 Programs:

  • February 1st – Children of the Holocaust, Speaker Andrea Miskewicz
  • March 21st – Rescheduled to October 10th – The Ancient Ways of the Cherokee and how we can use them today, Speaker Mark Warren
  • May 16th – Will be Rescheduled – 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 – Will be Rescheduled – My Dad, the Man who Carved Stone Mountain, Speaker Donna Faulkner Barron
  • October 10th – The Ancient Ways of the Cherokee and how we can use them today, Speaker Mark Warren
  • 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.

History Alive – October 10, 2020

The Ancient Ways of the Cherokee and How We Can Use Them Today

Mark believes today’s society can – and should – learn some valuable lessons and skills from those native people who inhabited the southeastern part of the United States hundreds of years before Euorpean explorers ever landed on its shores. Join us for a discussion and slide presentation on the most common native plants and trees that were used by the Cherokee for food, medicine, insect repellent, crafts, shelter and fire. Mark will bring along some handmade crafts for viewing and discussion.

At the Donaldson-Bannister Farm, 4831 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road, October 10, 9:30-11:00 am.

$5 for DPT members. $10 for non DPT members.  Limited seating, maximum 50. (We will be meeting under the tent located by the barns so that we can meet social distancing requirements.)

Mark Warren, owner of Medicine Bow Wilderness School in Dahlonega, Georgia, has been teaching nature and survival skills of the Cherokee and Muscogee tribes to adults and children for more than 45 years.


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.