Georgia Marks Preservation Month

Rhodes HallGeorgia is taking part in the nationwide celebration of 2010 National Preservation Month during May. “Old Is The New Green” is the theme of the month-long celebration sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Activities hosted by The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation and the Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Events include a Thursday evening lecture series at Rhodes Hall and Hay House hosted by Georgia Trust and the Historic Preservation Division; a 5K Upton Rhodes Race hosted by the Georgia Trust; a Places in Peril Spotlight Event, as well as many other communities activities and celebrations by preservation non-profit organizations all across Georgia.

Tuesday, May 4
Georgia Preservation Month 2010 kicks off with Preservation 101, a daylong orientation to the services and programs offered by the Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, The Georgia Trust and the DeKalb History Center. 9  a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Historic Dekalb County Courthouse in downtown Decatur. To register please visit this link.

Thursdays in May
The Georgia Trust will co-sponsor with the Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources  a Preservation Month Lecture Series on Thursday nights May 6, 20 and 27 at 6 p.m. at Rhodes Hall in Atlanta. A lecture will also take place at the Hay House in Macon on Thursday, May 13, at 6 p.m. The topics will include sustainability and preservation, modern architecture, and historic landscapes. The lecture series is free and open to the public. For more information visit this link.

Saturday, May 22
This year the Dewberry Foundation presents the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation’s 2nd annual Uptown Rhodes Race 5K. This exciting run/walk event will start at Rhodes Hall and go through the historic neighborhoods of Ansley Park and Sherwood Forest. For more information or to register, call (404) 885-7812 or visit this link.

For complete details of 2010 Preservation Month events hosted by The Georgia Trust and the Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, visit www.georgiatrust.org or www.gashpo.org.

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