The 37th Annual Preservation Gala
Soiree on the Savanna
July 10, 2021
Savanna Hall at Zoo Atlanta
Join us as we honor and celebrate outstanding preservationists from around the state at the 37th annual Preservation Gala.
Enjoy an evening of fine food, cocktails and dancing at Savanna Hall, one of Atlanta’s most iconic neoclassical buildings. Built in 1921, Savanna Hall was home to the Cyclorama for over 90 years. Savanna Hall has been meticulously rehabilitated and provides the perfect setting to honor zealous preservationists and longtime supporters Teri and Mose Bond, Carey and Bill Peard and Georgia Schley Ritchie and Diff Ritchie.
Event chairs Tiffany and Blake Alewine promise a night to remember!
*In an effort to adhere to social distancing, we have limited capacity for this year’s Gala.
Step inside one of Atlanta’s most iconic neoclassical buildings.
Zoo Atlanta’s Savanna Hall will be the setting for the Trust’s 37th annual Preservation Gala, where guests will journey to a Soiree on the Savanna at the African safari-themed event. Built in 1921, Savanna Hall was designed on a grand scale by Atlanta architect John Francis Downing. It was home to the Atlanta Cyclorama for more than 90 years.
Meticulously rehabilitated as a magnificent event space, Savanna Hall still retains many of its original architectural details, including its imposing historic façade, interior terra cotta brick walls, beautifully restored terrazzo floors and original light fixtures on its front terraces.
Image courtesy of Georgia State University Library
About the Preservation Gala
The Georgia Trust’s annual Preservation Gala is a night of lively entertainment and culinary delights from Atlanta’s top caterers. Attendees enjoy fine cuisine, cocktails and music. Dress is cocktail attire.
The Georgia Trust first held a Preservation Ball in 1984 and since then it has been staged at several different venues, including the Georgia State Capitol, the Georgian Terrace Hotel, the Biltmore Ballrooms and Ivy Hall.
This event is held rain or shine, and tickets are non-refundable.