The Georgia Trust

2015 PRESERVATION AWARDS: MARY GREGORY JEWETT AWARD

CHRISTINE LAMBERT
Madison, Morgan County

The Mary Gregory Jewett Award for distinguished service in the field of preservation is named for the Trust's first executive director and is the Trust's top honor given to an individual. This award is reserved to recognize those whose dedication and service to the field of historic preservation in the state of Georgia is extraordinary. This year, The Georgia Trust's Board of Trustees is pleased to bestow this award on Christine Lambert.

Christine Davis Lambert, a graduate of Georgia State University, left the high flying life of a Delta Airlines flight attendant in order to marry, move to Madison, and become a school teacher. The fifth grade classroom in which she taught made a strong imprint on her. Twenty years later, when the school building was scheduled to be demolished, Chris helped lead the charge to save the building that ultimately became the Madison Morgan Cultural Center.

While serving as trustee of the Uncle Remus Regional Library in Madison, Chris remembered the Uncle Remus figures that were once located at Lenox Square. It is because of her efforts that those Uncle Remus figures are now at home on the grounds of the Madison Library.

Chris, who lives in and preserves the antebellum family home of her late husband, State Senator, State Representative and past chair of the Georgia Trust Board of Trustees Roy Lambert, remains a steadfast advocate for the preservation of Madison's history. She is committed to the preservation of Madison's magnificent old hardwoods and was the catalyst behind the creation of Madison's Town Park in celebration of the City's Bicentennial.

Chris has served as a leading preservationist, volunteer, and philanthropist for humanities activities in Madison, as well as the State of Georgia. She has served as board member and chair of several organizations including the Madison-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the Morgan Fund of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Morgan County Historical Society, Magnolia Garden Club, The Georgia Historical Society, The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Georgia, the Georgia College & State University Foundation and The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation.

Chris is also extremely proud of being an early leader and supporter of the Georgia Women of Achievement program.


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