Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Member Spotlight

The Trust maintains two distinct and beautiful house museums, Atlanta's Rhodes Hall and Macon's Hay House. In Macon, Sarah Green, a veteran docent and member, helps visitors discover the beautiful Renaissance Revival mansion, a place that has been dubbed the "Palace of the South."

Sarah has been a member of the Georgia Trust for over 15 years- volunteering her time as a docent of the Hay House and also the Sidney Lanier Cottage. Sarah is a native of Lowndes County, Georgia. In addition to her work in Macon, Sarah supports preservation initiatives in South Georgia through her membership in several Valdosta area historical societies.

Her interest in preservation stems from her fascination with the Bodin Station, a historic mail center outside Macon, where she and her husband of 65 years made their first home. Sarah, the first female mail carrier in Georgia, has a professional and personal interest in postal history. Sarah pursued her passion for historic places in her free time, and that passion has led her to do great service for the Georgia Trust.

Sarah remembers visiting the Hay House when it was still a private residence. Her knowledge of the Hay House and Macon enriches her tours, which she gives on Wednesdays through the year. All of us at the Trust are grateful for the generosity and loyalty Sarah has shown. It is an honor to benefit from her experience and commitment, and we are delighted to have the chance to spotlight her work on our behalf.

If you are interested in volunteering at the Hay House, please call 478-742-8155 or email Brenda Dobson.

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