Tuesday, April 27, 2010

May is Historic Preservation Month!

May 4 – Preservation 101

Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Historic DeKalb County Courthouse,Decatur New to Preservation? Or just need to brush up? Learn about the many services and programs provided by the Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources,The Georgia Trust and the DeKalb History Center. To register please visit www.gashpo.org/content/displaycontent.asp?txtDocument=389.

Thursdays in May – Preservation Month Lecture Series

Thursdays, 5:45 p.m., Rhodes Hall, 1516 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta Preservation Month headliners include Richard Cloues (5/6), Section Chief and Deputy SHPO of HPD/DNR; Mark C. McDonald (5/13 at Hay House, Macon; 5/20 at Rhodes Hall), President and CEO of The Georgia Trust; Jim Cothran (5/27), Vice President of Robert and Company’s Planning and Landscape Architecture Studio in Atlanta. Lecture events are FREE and open to the public. For more information and to RSVP, visit www.GeorgiaTrust.org. Free parking is available behind Rhodes Hall at 1495 Spring Street.

May 8 – Morris Brown Places in Peril Workday

Saturday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., 643 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Atlanta Calling all hands on deck! The Georgia Trust and the Morris Brown College family are partnering to stabilize, protect and preserve the historic buildings located on the Morris Brown College campus, and we want YOU to be a part of it! The main goal is to mothball Fountain Hall (c. 1882), the campus’ oldest building. Learn more about preservation efforts and help us preserve this National Historic Landmark. RSVP to Jordan Poole, jpoole@GeorgiaTrust.org, 706-506-9864.

May 22 – The Georgia Trust’s Uptown Rhodes Race 5K

Saturday, 8 a.m., Rhodes Hall, 1516 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta Come out and run (or walk) with history. This dog and stroller-friendly run/walk event will start at Rhodes Hall and go through the historic neighborhoods of Ansley Park and Sherwood Forest, allowing runners to pass by some of Atlanta’s most historically signifi cant houses, including ones designed by famed architects Neel Reid and Philip Shutze. $20 before May 7, $25 thereafter. Register at www.active.com.

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