Tight transportation budget? No problem! DCHC can come to your classroom! Programs feature real historical artifacts that make history come alive. Content is tailored to fit your classroom’s needs.

Sycamore from 1830 – 1860: 2nd Grade

Explore how Sycamore was established through an in-class presentation, hands-on artifacts, a walking tour, and a reflection booklet.

Presentation: 45 minutes
Walking Tour: 1 hour
Fee: $1 per student

Being a History Detective: 3rd Grade

Students are introduced to primary and secondary sources. Museum staff will show copies of letters, photographs, maps, and artifacts to discuss what these non-traditional historical materials can reveal to a researcher.

Presentation: 45 minutes
Fee: $1 per student

An Oral History Project: 4th Grade

Working with the DeKalb County History Center, teachers will explore the process of creating history. Museum volunteers will train teachers on how to prepare their students for an interview, provide questions, and help teachers find local residents to participate in the project.

Presentations: 45 minutes each + interview time
For larger in-class programs (assemblies, etc.), please contact Michelle Donahoe at or (815) 895-5762.