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INHERIT GEORGIA

About 65 folks showed up at the group's first event to explore a gorgeous 1893 home, followed by a pub tour of the Wrecking Bar (pictured below).




Tiffany Alewine and Cristina DiMarzio at Whitespace Gallery

 


Inherit GA: The Next Generation of Preservationists
A group of Georgia Trust supporters under 40

Inherit GA is an exciting new initiative of The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation designed to cultivate and prepare the next generation of preservation leaders in Georgia.

This group of supporters under 40 has come together to work within the organizational network of The Georgia Trust to pursue social and educational activities, and to establish bonds of friendship through a mutual interest in architecture, history and culture.

Inherit GA gathers on a regular basis to explore historic venues. Participants visit lesser-known historic sites, take behind-the-scenes tours, see preservation projects that are in progress, and whatever else appeals to the group.

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UPCOMING EVENTS


Inherit GA is heading to Pasaquan, May 13, 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join Inherit GA for a Field Trip to Pasaquan in Buena Vista, Georgia!
Saturday, May 13, 2017
9:30 a.m. (Meet at Rhodes Hall parking lot)

 

Trip includes:

  • Round trip bus ride from Rhodes Hall
  • Guided tour of Pasaquan
  • Lunch

Cost:
Under-40 members of The Georgia Trust: $35
Georgia Trust Members over 40: $50
Non-members: $60
Tour and lunch only (does not include round trip bus ride from Rhodes Hall ): $25
Register now >>

 

What is Pasaquan?

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Pasaquan is an internationally recognized visionary art environment created by self-taught Southern artist Eddie Owens Martin.

Martin's artistic journey started at age 14 when he left his hometown of Buena Vista, Georgia, to embark on a hitchhiking adventure to Atlanta and Washington, D.C., before settling in New York. In the Big Apple, he worked as a street hustler, bartender, gambler and drag queen. He even gave fortunetelling a try at age 37.

In 1957, after the death of his mother, Martin came home to Georgia and continued his fortunetelling flair for pay. Donning ravishing robes and feathered headdresses, Eddie moved into his mother's old farmhouse and used his oracle occupation to help fund his vision of Pasaquan.

Martin also changed his name to St. EOM (pronounced Ohm) and became the first Pasaquoyan. He continued to work on the art environment for 30 years, creating six major structures, mandala murals and more than 900 feet of elaborately painted masonry walls.
Pasaquan lavishly fuses African, pre-Columbian Mexico and Native American cultural and religious symbols and designs, along with motifs inspired by Edward Churchward's books about "The Lost Continent of MU."

After a few years of declining health, St. EOM committed suicide in 1986. Pasaquan began to fade — literally and figuratively. For 30 years, the Pasaquan Preservation Society (PPS) worked tirelessly to preserve the site. During 2014, philanthropic organization Kohler Foundation Inc., PPS and Columbus State University partnered to bring the visionary art site back to life. Reopened in late 2016, Pasaquan is an amazing treasure that is not to be missed.

Details:
The bus leaves the Rhodes Hall parking lot at 9:30 am. Please arrive no later than 9:15.
We will arrive at Pasaquan in time for a picnic lunch on the grounds, followed by a private tour.

Trip includes:

  • Round trip bus ride from Rhodes Hall
  • Guided tour of Pasaquan
  • Lunch

Cost:
Under-40 members of The Georgia Trust: $35
Georgia Trust Members over 40: $50
Non-members: $60
Tour and lunch only (does not include round trip bus ride to Pasaquan): $25

Register now >>

 

 

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