Monday, October 10, 2011

Strummin' on the Porch, a Free Outdoor Concert

Friday | October 14th | 6 p.m.

Please join us for Strummin' on the Porch,
a free outdoor concert on the front lawn of Rhodes Hall. The concert will feature local Macon artists, Sterling Waite & the Cotton Avenue Hustlers. Free food and a beer tasting will be provided by The Wrecking Bar Brewpub.

Tell a friend to tell a friend to come out and enjoy an evening of fun and great music
under the stars.

This event is free and open to the public.

Would you like to join the Trust? Become a member for only $15 during this event.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Member Spotlight

In this Member Spotlight, The Trust would like to highlight Judith L. Hughes, of Peachtree City. Judy, a longtime active member of the Trust, also serves as President of The Colonial Dames of America, chapter XXIV - Atlanta which has graciously provided a grant for Georgia Trust staff members to attend the upcoming National Preservation Conference in Buffalo, as well as last year's conference in Austin. The Trust is grateful to Judy and The Colonial Dames of America XXIV Atlanta for their commitment to education. We are proud to shine a spotlight on Judy and her diligent work in historic preservation.

TGT: How did you first become involved with the Trust?

JH: My cousin told me in 2005 I should join The Georgia Trust since I loved history, preservation, and have been involved in genealogy since I was a young woman. I joined immediately. Unfortunately my cousin could not be with me for my first
Ramble, so I attended the Ramble alone in Greene County. I was hooked and have only missed one Ramble all these years.

TGT: What do you find compelling about the mission of the Trust?

JH: That the entire staff, volunteers and donors are focused on Reclaiming, Restoring or Revitalizing historic properties across our state. All of them wish to save and preserve the rapidly disappearing physical remnants of Georgia’s historic landscape. Historic preservation, like history in general, must speak to the present. As Georgians we need to know and understand our past, and historic preservation will foster that.

TGT: What committees or organizations do you serve on?

The Colonial Dames of America, Chapter XXIV-Atlanta - President

The Georgia Society, Colonial Dames of XVII Century - State Chairman.

The Georgia Society,
Daughters of the American Revolution - Volunteer Genealogist and Field Genealogist.

Fayette Starr's Mill Chapter-NSDAR – Chapter Chairman

County Master Gardener Association - Co-chairman of Hospitality, Garden Tour volunteer.
First Baptist Church of Peachtree City – Flower Committee

TGT: Are you a native of Georgia?

JH: Although born in Tennessee, I am descended from six generations of Georgians and proud to be a member of First Families of Georgia.

TGT: Hobbies?

JH: Genealogical Research, gardening, designing floral arrangements for my church, traveling to see museums and historic properties, and collecting early American cooking utensils.

eservation Tip: A tip in which anyone can play a role (large or small) in historic preservation.

JH: Anyone can join or donate to Georgia Trust. Organizations and societies that want a project that will make a difference in the field of historic preservation should be aware that the staff of Georgia Trust needs to attend The National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference from time to time, but the cost is prohibitive. Donations or a grant in aid will make this possible. The Colonial Dames of America have given a grant for two years during my administration to enable two staff members to attend the conference each year. Continuing education aids preservation tomorrow.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Georgia Theatre- Congratulations!

Congratulations to the Georgia Theatre on last night's successful kick-off of their 2-week grand opening celebration!

In just over two years, the owners of the historic Georgia Theatre in Athens completely rehabilitated the theater that was gutted by a devastating fire. Their tireless hard work was aided by the support of music and Georgia Theatre fans from across the country who made donations to save the theater. To date, over $250,000 has been donated to support the building's rehabilitation.

If you're worried that you missed your chance to donate, don't be. The Georgia Trust is still accepting donations for the Georgia Theatre Rehabilitation Fund to help pay some of the costs associated with this massive rehabilitation project. Or, you could bid on this awesome guitar!