The Georgia Trust Historic Preservation Institute offers preservation courses throughout the year.

Preserving Georgia’s African American Resources 

October 28, 2021
10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

This workshop will include topics on major themes and issues for historic African American resources, fundraising strategies and planning, and technical preservation assistance.

Speakers will include Melissa Jest, African American Programs Coordinator with the Georgia Department of Cultural Affairs Historic Preservation Division; Mark C. McDonald, President and CEO of The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation; and advocates for preservation of African American resources in Southwest Georgia. 

This virtual workshop will be delivered via Zoom. Registrants will receive a link to join in advance of the workshop.

Supported by grants from the Williams Family Foundation and the National Trust for Historic Preservation African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund.

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How to Nominate a Place in Peril: Recognizing Georgia’s Threatened Historic Sites


Do you know of a threatened or endangered historic site that needs attention? Attend this free webinar to learn more about The Trust’s Places in Peril program. Led by staff at The Georgia Trust, this webinar covers how the program works and walk you through the steps to make a nomination, highlighting past examples and success stories.

This webinar originally took place on May 12, 2020, however you can view a recording on YouTube using the button below. (The webinar starts at the 5:00 minute mark of the recording)

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Historic Preservation Leadership Course

Future date will be announced for 2022

Learn about the history of Georgia and its rich architectural heritage. Session topics include an overview of Georgia history, historic architectural styles, historic architects of Atlanta, preservation law, and economic incentives for historic preservation.

Continuing education credits are available. Although designed for architects, planners and real estate professionals, this course is open to the public. Anyone interested in learning these important aspects of historic preservation is invited to sign up.

Fee: $100 for members of the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation or GIRE; $125 for non-members

Continuing Education Credits: The course is certified for 6 hours of Real Estate Continuing Education and 6 AIA Continuing Education Learning Units. Realtors must attend all sessions to receive credit.

Generously supported by The Frances and Beverly M. DuBose Foundation

Fundraising 101

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This class has been developed by The Georgia Trust to assist preservation nonprofit organizations and Places in Peril sites. The class will focus on the fundamentals of fundraising and also address fundraising during the pandemic. Topics will include special events, donor relations, grant writing, capital campaigns, planned giving and membership. Learn new ideas and strategies to help your organization succeed.