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Decatur’s a community two centuries in the making. That’s something to celebrate.

As the City of Decatur prepares to celebrate the 200th anniversary of its charter in December 2023, Legacy Decatur has partnered with the City of Decatur and other organizations and individuals to create meaningful and lasting programs that honor our community’s values for future generations. 

Our goals include:

Celebrating Our History: Over the course of 2023, we’ll be incorporating our bicentennial theme into a variety of events and activities—like February’s Black History Month celebration, the annual Decatur Arts Festival, and festivities celebrating July 4th—and will be promoting a full calendar of events as they come together. Stay tuned.

The 200 Trees Project: Planting 200 trees around the City by providing front yard shade trees for local homeowners and planting memorial and celebration trees in City parks in partnership with Trees Atlanta. All trees will be identified with markers designating them as Bicentennial Trees and included on a digital map on the Trees Atlanta site.

The 200 Stories Project: Modeled after the Story Corps project to record and archive 200 stories of a diverse cross-section of Decatur residents. All stories will be recorded and some will be used to create a visual record through film or animation to be shared at the community celebration event.

The Decatur Land Trust Future Fund: Cultivating a working capital fund in support of the organization’s long-term land acquisition and affordable housing efforts throughout the City of Decatur.

Got questions first? Check in with Madeleine Henner, Legacy Decatur’s executive director, at or via phone at (678) 529-9820.

Ready to donate? Here’s how:

Donate online below

To donate by check, make payable and mail to:
Legacy Decatur
500 S. Columbia Drive
Decatur, GA 30030
Note "Bicentennial Fund" in the memo field


500 S. Columbia Drive
Decatur, Georgia 30030
(678) 529-9280