Throughout the month of May, we will be celebrating Preservation Month with exciting virtual events, including our sold out Preserving Georgia’s African American Resources Workshop, virtual Neel Reid Lecture, and virtual Randolph-Lucas-Jones House Tour.

We’ll also be featuring some of our most inspiring preservation success stories on our weekly e-newsletter Headlines + Happenings, Facebook and Instagram.

Preserving Georgia’s African American Resources

Virtual Workshop

May 6, 2021
10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Join us for this virtual workshop on preserving Georgia’s African American Resources. This workshop will include topics on major themes and issues for historic African American resources, fundraising strategies and planning, and technical preservation assistance.

Hear from Melissa Jest, African American Programs Coordinator with the Georgia Department of Cultural Affairs Historic Preservation Division; Dr. R. Candy Tate, Founder & CEO of Culture Centers International; Erick Montgomery, President and CEO of Historic Augusta, Inc.; and Mark C. McDonald, President and CEO of The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation.


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

Neel Reid Lecture

May 18, 2021
6:30 p.m.


As the 2019 J. Neel Reid Scholar, Rene Salas will speak about his “Tour de France” learning of the crafts traditions of Stereotomy, the art of advanced drawing and construction methods. The Compagnonnage is a French society that has preserved this knowledge and way of life for many centuries.

After learning from the first and only American Compagnon, Patrick Moore, Salas undertook an in depth tour of France in 2019. There he studied and documented the best works of stereotomy in an attempt to illustrate some of the incredible spaces produced with this method, provide insight into the fascinating society that safeguards this knowledge, and present a case that an old idea can enrich both the individuals who understand it, and the technological industry that embraces it.

This Neel Reid Lecture will be presented virtually on Zoom and will be followed by a live Q&A moderated by Georgia Trust President and CEO Mark C. McDonald.


Use the button below to join the lecture starting at 6:30 p.m. on May 18.

Join on Zoom

Meeting ID: 895 5786 3281 (if needed)
Passcode: 856457 (if needed)

Randolph-Lucas-Jones House Tour

Stay tuned for details
May 2021